After visiting Cowpens National Battlefield, we stopped at King's Mountain. They have a very nice interpretive center and the forested area is beautiful. There is a 1.5 mile trail loop that leads to the upper area of the mountain and two primary monuments (one to the area where colonial forces turned the tide of battle and one commemorating the battle... 更多
I have been here with guests who are not very mobile, and those who could walk all day. First, at the visitor center the 30 minute movie is very, very good. It's both informative and entertaining, and a new visitor to the Charlotte area learns that history in the area goes back to Revolutionary War times. There is a walk... 更多
Beautiful little 1.5 mile loop hike. Trail is fairly easy and on a paved path with plenty of benches to stop and rest if you need but bring your own water. Dogs are allowed, just must be on a leash. The trail head says to go counter clockwise but if you go clockwise you go downhill on the "big" hill... 更多
There is a nice walk around the battlefield with lots of interesting markers and monuments. There is a good film, artifacts and information in the Visitor's Center. This relatively unknown battle was very important during the Revolutionary War and I learned a lot about the war in the south during my visit.
I have not been to a NPS site that I didn't love. This is no exception. There is just great history in this part of the country. We enjoyed the 1.5 mile walk around the battleground. The staff were great. I recommend taking the time to watch the movie. It's very informative.
My 3 boys and I went to this park to get a stamp in our book, but ended up staying and doing the tour at 2:15 which was free. Leah was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and friendly. We all learned a lot about the battle that took place there and it taught my boys about respecting... 更多
I grew up in the midwest. Everything that we were taught about the American Revolution was focussed on the Northeast - Boston, MA., Philadelphia, PA., etc. It wasn't until I moved to South Carolina that I realized that the Carolinas played a huge role in the War for Independence. South Carolina in particular is loaded with historical battle sites. Kings... 更多
Bring your best walking shoes because a visit here requires you to literally climb a "mountain". Beautiful scenery competes with history. Along the route are markers identifying the action as the Patriots closed-in on the Loyalists at the top of the mountain. Watch the film before ascending the mountain.
The short film shown in the museum gives a great overview of the battle. It puts the terrain and the monuments of the battlefield into perspective. Signs along the trail also tell the story. The walk around the park is all paved and could be done with a baby stroller or older person. Can be done in about an hour.... 更多