Revolutionary War

As one of the 13 original colonies, South Carolina took a lead in the Revolutionary War, with more than 200 Revolutionary War battles in South Carolina, along with countless military engagements recorded on South Carolina soil. These Revolutionary War battles in South Carolina, often dramatic and pivotal in the ultimate outcome of the war, helped transform the King's colonies into a union of states.
Statue of Andrew Jackson
South Carolina State Parks and historic sites offer guests a chance to revisit some of the most pivotal Revolutionary War sites and events that took place during the war.

Andrew Jackson State Park

Andrew Jackson Museum details the life and boyhood home of the nation’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. Educational programs and living history demonstrations tell of Jackson’s life in the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry during the Revolutionary War.

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Hampton Plantation State Park is home to an18th-century plantation that was one of the many Revolutionary War sites that served as a place of refuge for women and children during the war, and the rice fields surrounding the property hid Francis Marion from when British troops arrived at Hampton Plantation in search of him.

Landsford Canal State Park

Long before the park served as an attraction for paddlers and spider lily enthusiasts, Landsford Canal was a site traversed by both Patriot and British troops on their way to Revolutionary War battles in South Carolina. Both sides stood on the bank of the Land’s Ford crossing to cross the Catawba River on their way to battle.
 Battle Reenactment

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

The Battle of Musgrove Mill took place along the Enoree River between a group of Loyalists and 200 Patriot militiamen, vastly outnumbered by their British counterpart. The fighting resulted in a victory for the Patriots, and today interpretive trails and exhibits retell the story to visitors.
Other state park properties with Revolutionary War sites and history include:
Andrew Jackson State Park
Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions.

The only park...
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Visitors to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site are walking into a rare look at a remarkably preserved past.

An archaeological treasure, the park rests on the site of Dorchester, a...
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Tucked away in the remote last vestiges of a colonial-era rice plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is both bucolic and evocative.

The plantation’s Georgian-style mansion and well-kept grounds serve...
Landsford Canal State Park
A broad river, rich history and rare, hardy wildflowers come together at Landsford Canal State Park.

Stretched along the Catawba River along the South Carolina fall line, the park is...
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody struggle waged there on Aug. 19, 1780. A group of 200 Patriot...
Oconee Station State Historic Site
In the late 18th and early 19th century, a small plot of land along South Carolina’s western frontier served as a military compound against attack from the Cherokees and later...

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