Assemble your squad and go parade Abingdon, Virginia's historic Muster Grounds.
In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies-- and hopes of independence-- seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A militia was formed on the western frontier, today known as the Overmountain Men. This brave group of some 400 volunteers came to the Abingdon Muster Grounds to begin their journey. Joined by other militia, 1,000 Overmountain Men gave chase to the British Major Patrick Ferguson, surrounding his army on Kings Mountain, SC. In little over an hour, they killed or captured his entire command. Kings Mountain was the beginning of the successful end to the Revolution, assuring independence for the United States of America.
Today, the Muster Grounds hosts many visitors who tour the Keller Interpretive Center located onsite, historical reenactments, scout camp-outs and gatherings, geocachers, or just folks who want to take a leisurely stroll along the Muster Grounds' lovely walking trail.
We've created a Traipse scavenger hunt tour of the Muster Grounds for you to wander! Be sure to time your visit for when the Keller Interpretive Center is open-- its exhibits are a lot of fun to explore.
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