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Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Map of TRACK Trail at Musgrove Mill

Walk through history at the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. The location of a Revolutionary War battle between the Provincial Loyalists and Patriot Militia in 1780, Musgrove Mill offers visitors a unique opportunity to walk through the battlefield and relive history.

During the battle, the vastly outnumbered Patriot Militia defeated the Loyalists in a surprising victory. Interpretive signs along the trail provide details about historic sites, and the TRACK Trail brochures allow visitors to join either the Loyalist or Patriot forces. 

Besides the history component of the site, the TRACK Trail at Musgrove Mill offers visitors excellent birding opportunities, as well as excellent views of other wildlife. The trail also meanders along the Enoree River and past Horseshoe Falls, before climbing up through a forest containing large trees and a pond.

Admission for the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is: $3 per adult (16 years and older); $1.50 for seniors (65 and older); $1.00 for children (ages 6-15); and free for children under 5 years old.

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Sticker for Battle of Musgrove Mill

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Heron at Musgrove Mill
Swamp at Musgrove Mill
Deer at Musgrove Mill
Trail at Musgrove Mill
Historic, period fencing at Musgrove Mill

Adventures for Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Join the Patriot Militia

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Join the fight for independence by becoming a member of the Patriot Militia. In this brochure, you will learn about the Patriot Militia, discover the clothing and gear needed for battle, and think about how you would get to Musgrove Mill to take on the Loyalists.
Hiking

Join the Loyalist Provincials

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Will you stay loyal to the king of England and join the Loyalist Provincials? That is a question many people had to answer during the American Revolution. As you hike along the trail that circles the location of the British Camp, use this brochure to learn how British soldiers fought, trained, and dressed.
Hiking

SC State Parks Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Directions

398 State Park Rd
Clinton, SC 29325
Latitude: 34.592404000000
Longitude: -81.852320000000

Driving Directions: From I-26 Westbound: Take exit 52 for SC 56 Cross Anchor/Clinton. Turn right onto HWY 56 and drive north for 6 miles. The park entrance will be on the left.

From I-26 Eastbound: Take exit 38 for HWY 146 Cross Anchor. Turn left onto HWY 146. Drive east for 6 miles and turn right onto HWY 56. Drive south for three miles and the park entrance will be on the right.

From I-385: Take I-385 to I-26 E. Take exit 52. Take a left onto HWY 56 and travel for 6 miles. The park entrance will be on the left.

Partners

This TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with South Carolina State Parks, the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, with funding provided by the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation: