Kings Mountain National Military Park

Overview

Kings Mountain National Military Park commemorates a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. The battle fought on October 7, 1780 destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis' army and effectively ended Loyalist ascendance in the Carolinas. The victory halted the British advance into North Carolina, forced Lord Cornwallis to retreat from Charlotte into South Carolina, and gave General Nathanael Greene the opportunity to reorganize the American Army.

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Seasonality / Weather

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, New Year's, and Christmas Day.

Directions

Driving: 

Kings Mountain National Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on I-85 North to NC Exit #2. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. NOTE: GPS units do not recognize the parks address, therefore do not enter 2625 Park Road into your GPS unit. Call the park for directions.

Flying: 

Large airline carriers operate in Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC. Both cities are within an hours drive of the park. Car rentals are available at both locations.