With Independence Day just around the corner, the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company Picnic Trip will focus on several sites in South Carolina that played important parts in the Revolutionary War. Each of these 6 historic sites can be reached within an hour and a half from Rock Hill. This July 4th weekend, celebrate by loading the cooler with your favorite Coca-Cola products and a choice selection of stackable goodies, then visit one of these historic sites to learn a little more about South Carolina’s crucial role in our nation’s independence.
Only 20 minutes from Rock Hill, Historic Brattonsville has shown up in several events posts here over the past few years. With plenty of walking trails and historically accurate recreations, a family could easily spend the day here. Look for more information on Historic Brattonsville next month.
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Kings Mountain National Military Park has appeared as a picnic trip destination before. If you haven’t already visited, now is the time to see this important battle site. Located near Blacksburg, the park is an easy 45 minutes from Rock Hill.
Historic Camden has also already graced the picnic trip posts. The charming town is chock-full of history, with several important structures still in place. Check it out around July 4th, then revisit in November for the the annual Revolutionary War Field Days. Plan to spend an hour and fifteen minutes to get there.
Cowpens National Battlefield
Located an hour and fifteen minutes from Rock Hill near Gaffney, the Cowpens National Battlefield marks the location of the turning point of the Revolutionary War in the South.
Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
Driving from Rock Hill, you will arrive in Clinton in a little less than an hour and a half. At the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, you see the location of one of the bloodiest battles in the Revolutionary War. As is true of many of these sites, you can see exhibits at the visitor center and can walk trails with interpretive signs.
Walnut Grove Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation is located in Roebuck, an hour and a half from Rock Hill. You can see how the people lived at the time of the Revolutionary War and enjoy your picnic at the pavilion.