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Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain National Military Park


Located in Blacksburg, South Carolina, Kings Mountain National Military Park preserves the site of an American Revolution battle that took place on October 7, 1780. The battle was an American victory, and it is considered a turning point in the war. Starting in 1778, the British focused their efforts on stopping the rebellion in the southern colonies and had a string of successes. With a losing record, the American Patriots were finding it hard to recruit new supporters and soldiers. The victory at Kings Mountain let those who were unsure of which side to support know that the Patriots could actually win, and recruiting became a little easier.

The park is comprised of a Visitor Center that houses an information desk, museum, and theater where you can watch a 28-minute film about the battle. A 1.5-mile, paved path takes visitors through the battlefield. A separate 16-mile loop trail passes through both Kings Mountain National Military Park and the adjacent Kings Mountain State Park. One primitive backcountry campsite is located along this trail and is available free of charge. Full service camping can be found in the State Park.


The Visitor Center and grounds of Kings Mountain National Military Park are open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, except for when closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. On weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day the park is open until 6 PM.

Times can always change, so before making travel plans always check the official Kings Mountain Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the latest schedule.


There is no fee to enter Kings Mountain National Military Park. Donations are appreciated.


Visitor Center
allow 1 to 1.5 hours

Touring the Battlefield
allow 1.5 hours

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Last updated on March 24, 2020
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