The Historic Park In South Carolina That Was A Deadly Battleground During The Revolutionary War

South Carolina is home to some striking places where major historical battles have taken place (Fort Sumter and Ninety Six National Historic Site are prime examples), but no other is quite like the spot where the Battle of Hanging Rock took place. Now a site that’s managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, this unconventional ‘park’ is a hidden secret most locals would love to keep that way.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Hanging Rock is located near Heath Springs in Lancaster County. The site is best visited between dawn and dusk, and admission is free. You’ll find the trailhead clearly marked at this Google Maps link.

While you’re in the area, visit 40 Acre Rock located a mere 17 miles from Hanging Rock. Learn more about 40 Acre Rock in this previously published article.