Cowpens National Battlefield


A pasturing area at the time of the battle, this Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British army. The Battlefield has several activities available for visitors. Walking on the battlefield trail, having a picnic, and viewing exhibits in the visitor center are just a few.


Seasonality / Weather

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Auto loop road and picnic area close at 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. Each year on the weekend closest to January 17, the park celebrates the anniversary of the battle with firing demonstrations and a living history encampment.



From I-85 northbound, take exit 78. Turn left, toward Chesnee on Hwy 221. At the intersection fo Hwys. 221 and 11 in Chesnee, turn right. The park is about 3 miles on the right. From I-85 southbound, take exit 92 at Gaffney, west toward Chesnee on Hwy 11. The park is about 10 miles on the left. From I-26 eastbound, take exit 5, east toward Chesnee on Hwy 11. The park is about 20 miles on the right. From I-26 westbound, take I-85 North, and follow the directions above.

Public Transportation - None available


Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greer, SC Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC rental cars are available at both airports.