Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:00AM - 4:00PM
BI-LO, 1452 Boonehill Rd, Summerville, SC 29483 (map)
Join us for a cruise through the backroads of South Carolina finishing up with a stop at South Carolina's own Historic Civil War "Rivers Bridge State Park"!
On April 2nd we will meet in the parking lot of the BI-LO at 1452 Boonehill Rd. 29483. Be there for a prompt departure at 8:30am. Bring a picnic lunch because it is a very rural area with no nearby restaurants.
We will go up 17A to Hwy 64 to 641. About 60 miles one way. A map with directions and cell phone numbers will be provided. The park is at 325 State Park Rd. 29081 Ehrhardt SC. This is a preserved battlefield where Confederates tried to slow Shermans march through South Carolina. There is a hike with a ranger at 10:00 and battlefield tour at 12:00.
POC - Steve Tague
Rivers Bridge State Historic Park
325 State Park Rd, Ehrhardt SC 29081
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the site of one of the Confederacy’s last stands against General William T. Sherman’s sweep across the South. Of all the Civil War Sites in South Carolina, the Battle of Rivers Bridge is the only one in the State Parks system that is home to a preserved battlefield.
A ¾-mile guided trail details the Battle of Rivers Bridge by way of interpretive panels along the trail. Ranger-guided tours of one of the most well-preservedCivil War sites in South Carolina, which includes still-intact earthen fortifications, are also given throughout the year.
Hours & Admission:
- Admission : Free admission
- Days and Hours of Operation : 9am-6pm, daily
- Office Hours : 11am-noon, daily
- Tours : Prearranged guided tours are available at $4/adult and $2/child ages 6-16. Monthly living history programs, held on the first Saturday of each month are $5/adult and $3/child ages 6-16. These are scheduled at 10am, on the first Saturday of June-Oct. and 2pm Nov-May. Visitors may take a self-guided tour by reading the waysides stationed throughout the park at no charge.
- Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.
For more information
- Jonathan Allen (3)
- Larry Debevec (2)
- Tague (2)