Union County Museum, 127 W Main St, Union, SC 29379, USA
Step back in time and witness a pivotal moment in American history at The Battle of Blackstock's Farm Reenactment. Transporting you to the days leading up to November 20, 1780, this event brings to life the intense struggle for independence from British rule. Join us as we delve into the remarkable clash between General Thomas Sumter and his militia forces and the formidable British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his Legion.
Presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission, this reenactment holds special significance as we approach the anniversary of the American Revolutionary War. The Union County Historical Society takes great pride in showcasing the pivotal role played by the Upstate region in shaping both state and national narratives, setting the stage for the establishment of our great nation. Together, let us pay tribute to the brave individuals who took part in the Battle of Blackstock's Farm and gain a deeper understanding of the daily lives of Backcountry residents as they navigated a treacherous and divided landscape.
As you explore the event, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the American and British camps, each offering a unique glimpse into the lives of soldiers and civilians during this tumultuous time. Engage with knowledgeable reenactors, who will provide valuable insights into the era and its significance. Browse the offerings of our vendors, where you can find authentic period goods and treasures to take home. And of course, indulge in the delectable local cuisine available, savoring the flavors of the region as you witness history come alive before your eyes.
Join us for the Battle of Blackstock's Farm Reenactment and experience the decisive moment that forever altered the course of American history. Be a part of this immersive journey into the past, as we honor the sacrifices made by those who fought for freedom and gain a deeper appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of our forefathers.