top of page

Cross Keys House to Host Revolutionary War Event

Daniel Prince

Event will be first by Historical Society to mark Union's role in the American Revolution

The Union County Historical Society, in partnership with the South Carolina Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Commission, will present The Battle of Blackstock’s Farm Living History and Reenactment this weekend at the Cross Keys House. This will mark the Historical Society’s first event dedicated to Union County’s role in the American Revolutionary War. Reenactors from SC, NC, GA, TN, and VA are coming in for the event. Robert Grady with the Union County Historical Society told WBCU News about some of the things to expect:

(audio below story)

Today is school day, and Grady said around 30 students from Union Christian Day School will be coming out to tour the grounds, see the battle reenactment, and learn more about the battle. Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-3, the public is invited to come out to the Cross Keys House and grounds for the event. The first floor of the main house will be open for guided tours. 18th-century authentic encampment areas will be open for visitors; however, visitors will not be allowed in the tents. The log cabin, blacksmith shop, outdoor kitchen, and farm buildings on the grounds will be open for visitors. There will be educational and historical presentations from period reenactors taking place throughout the day for visitors. At 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the battle reenactment will take place in the open field behind the house. Organizers ask that visitors keep at least 10 feet away from horses, whether tied or ridden, to ensure safety. Photo opportunities and questions for reenactors are highly encouraged. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. The Cross Keys House is located at 163 Old Buncombe Road in Union.

Robert Grady with the UC Historical Society on this weekend's reenactment
00:00 / 01:15
bottom of page