musgrove mill battlefield

On June 15, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be offering a Kid’s Day program from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 8-15.

Come spend the day with a S.C. Revolutionary War militia man. The kids will be taken on a one-hour guided hike of the 1.1-mile British Encampment Trail led by a Ranger dressed as a Revolutionary War militia man. They will learn about the history of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. They will then learn how to make beeswax candles, which they will be able to take home with them.

The kids will end the program with a militia muster, armed with wooden muskets, and learn how to be Revolutionary War militia soldiers followed by the Ranger giving a musket loading and firing demonstration.

The price for this program will be $5 a child, due upon arrival. Space will be limited, so reservations are required. An adult chaperone is required to remain on site during the program. You must register by 4 p.m., June 14, by either emailing the park at mgmillsp@scprt.com or calling (864) 938-0100.

Please meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9 a.m.

Please bring bottled water, and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for hiking and the weather.