Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

The Battle of Rivers Bridge was one of the last major resistances by the Confederate army as the Civil War came to a close. Visitors to the site can still see the earthen fortifications used during the two-day battle. They can also visit the preserved battlefield, a museum with exhibits, and a cemetery which holds the Confederate dead from the battle. Groups can go on one of the scheduled daily tours, a prearranged guided tour, or explore the park on their own. Each month, rangers offer living history programs about military life during the Civil War.
Contact Info 
Address: 325 State Park Road, Ehrhardt, SC 29081. Bamberg County. Tel: 803-267-3675. Email: riversbridge@scprt.com. Website: www.southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge. Hrs: Thurs.-Mon. 9AM-6PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue