Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods in Clinton, SC, stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Musgrove Mill interpret and protect the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The battle, in which the vastly outnumbered Patriot militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory, is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails.

Natural features of the park include Horseshoe Falls and the Enoree River, along which much of the fighting took place. Special events and living history programs are held at the park throughout the year.

Admission is free. There hours of operation are as follows:

  • Main Gate: 9am-6pm, daily Horseshoe Falls Road Area: sunrise to sundown, daily
  • Visitor Center: F-Su, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other days vary depending on season and available staff. For more information on Visitor Center hours, contact the park at (864) 938-0100, or The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Note that pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.