Step Back in Time: Experience the Revolutionary War at Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

April 22, 2024

Are you fascinated by the history of the Revolutionary War era? Do you enjoy immersive experiences that bring the past to life? If so, mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual Living History Encampment at the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Laurens County. This event promises an exciting weekend filled with reenactments, demonstrations, and interactive experiences for the whole family.

Event Details:

  • Dates: April 27 and 28, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Both days)
  • Location: Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site (398 State Park Rd, Clinton)

What to Expect:

Visitors to the Annual Living History Encampment will be transported back in time to the Revolutionary War period. Reenactors will portray both Patriot and Loyalist militiamen, British Regular and Provincial soldiers, Continental soldiers, and civilians representing a variety of backgrounds. This diverse representation offers a comprehensive view of life during this pivotal moment in American history.

Throughout the weekend, attendees can witness historic weapons demonstrations showcasing the firepower of the time. Children can participate in a militia muster, learning about the role of young soldiers during the war. Additionally, artisans will demonstrate traditional crafts, providing insights into the daily skills and trades of the period.

One of the highlights of the event is the opportunity for direct interaction with the reenactors. Feel free to engage them in conversation, ask questions about their roles, or inquire about specific aspects of Revolutionary War history. The enthusiasm and knowledge of these participants make this experience both educational and engaging for all ages.


Adults: $5.00

Children (15 and younger): $2.00

What to Bring:

Given the outdoor setting, it’s recommended to bring bottled water and prepare for the weather. This ensures a comfortable and enjoyable visit to the encampment.

Contact Information:

For more information or inquiries, contact the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at [email protected] or (864) 938-0100.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to step back in time and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of the Revolutionary War. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a family looking for a weekend adventure, or simply curious about life in 18th-century South Carolina, the Annual Living History Encampment at the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site promises an unforgettable experience.

Mark your calendar and join others for a journey into America’s past!

Photo credit: Phillip Henderson (Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Website)