Upcoming Event
Event Name: Battle of Rivers Bridge Guided Tour
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: Join Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield. See the original trenches and earthworks and learn all about the Battle of Rivers Bridge.

On February 2-3, 1865, Confederate soldiers made a stand at Rivers Bridge on the Salkehatchie River against Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's sweep across South Carolina during the final months of the Civil War. Behind stout earthen fortifications, the 1,200 Confederate soldiers fought a division of about 5,000 Union soldiers. Union troops crossed the swollen swamp on both ends of the Confederate line to finally win the battle. The tour will examine the still intact earthen fortifications as well as the natural topography that led one Union general to call Rivers Bridge "... the strongest position I ever saw in my life."

Meet at the Park Office. Bring water, insect repellent, weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Program Cost - $5/adult, $2.50/child
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Website Address: www.southcarolinaparks.com/rivers-bridge
Contact Phone: 803.683.0239
Contact Email: riversbridge@scprt.com
Start Date/Time: 7/6/2024 9:30 AM
End Date/Time: 7/6/2024 10:30 AM
Directions: Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
325 State Park Rd
Ehrhardt, SC