NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
The 2- week march of the Patriot militia, known as the Overmountain Men, and hunt for British Major Patrick Ferguson culminated at the fierce Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. Thomas Jefferson referred to the Patriot victory as "the turn of the tide of success," because it marked the beginning of the turn of the Revolutionary War to favor the American side. This year marks the 237th anniversary of this important victory in our nation's history.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
*** SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL 5:00 PM ***
10 a.m. African American Marker Dedication
11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony at US Monument
3 p.m. Anniversary Program
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
***SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL 5:00 pm ***
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Living History Encampments
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Houser House will be open
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Concert at the Houser House: Lynn Eskridge & the Log Cabin String Band
4 p.m. Concert at the amphitheater: Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Visit both Patriot and Loyalists camps for demonstrations (trades & crafts, medicine, cooking, weapons, children's activities etc.)
First tour begins at 7 p.m., tours will run every 10 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 8 p.m.
Reservations required. Will begin taking reservations
September 23. Please call
864-936-7921 to reserve your spot.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9, 2016
*** SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL 3:00 PM
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Living History Encampments