• August 5, 2017
  • 10:00 am
  • Hanging Rock

Lancaster, SC — At the tender age of 13, Andrew Jackson set foot on his first field of battle.  Later in life, the war hero Old Hickory claimed to have learned all of his military skills from the brave men who fought at Hanging Rock.  Join us for a presentation about the Battle of Hanging Rock, which happened nearly 237 years ago.  Learn more about this Revolutionary War battle and the soldiers who were there.  The presentation will be held at the Hanging Rock State Historic Site at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Visit the granite outcropping that has served as a natural landmark for generations.  The Hanging Rock is located 2 miles south of Heath Springs.  Take Flat Rock Road to Hanging Rock Road.  On Hanging Rock Road, proceed across Hanging Rock Creek and parking will be along the road.  We will have he program on the topside of Hanging Rock.  Please note that there are no restroom facilities at the site and that the trails are moderate to difficult.  Please bring a chair and water.  Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Hanging Rock State Historic Site is a satellite site of Andrew Jackson State Park.

This program is one of our Golden Sestercentennial events scheduled throughout 2017 to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of President Jackson.  Andrew Jackson State Park preserves and protects the site of Andrew Jackson’s boyhood home in South Carolina.  Among its attractions are a museum about Andrew Jackson’s boyhood, a repoduction schoolhouse, trails, a campground, and a fishing lake.  The part is nine miles north of Lancaster on U.S. 521 at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road.  Admission to the park is $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free.  For more information, call the park at (803) 285-3344 or visit www.southcarolinaparks.com/andrewjackson