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Learn more about all Pickens County has to offer. Historic sites, centers for science and learning, museums, tourism centers, and places to explore all enrich your visit to beautiful Pickens County.

Archaeological Dig at Robertson Farm Archaeological Dig at Robertson Farm Since 2003, the archaeologists and volunteers returned each year for one month to Pickens County to a private-property site near Robertson's Farm. It is the resting place for American Indian artifacts, a spot that has been occupied off and on for the last 10,000 years. Phone:  (803) 791-3703City:  Pickens →  Visit Map
Ashtabula Historic House Ashtabula Historic House Charming Ashtabula plantation house was build c. 1825. It is now a house museum. Starting April 9, 2015 Ashtabula will be open Thursday thru Sunday from 1pm-4pm. Mark your Calendar and plan to Visit! Phone:  (864) 646-7249City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife The Birchwood mission is to preserve and promote the arts, folklife and history of the Blue Ridge region. This is done with sponsoring several local events each year. Phone:  (864) 878-7579City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Bob Campbell Geology Museum Bob Campbell Geology Museum The museum contains a mineral collection of over 5000 specimens, spectacular fossils from all over the world, polished sections of several famous meteorites, and the most complete display of fluorescent minerals in the Southeast. Several displays allow “hands on” interaction. Phone:  (864) 656-4600City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library Check the website for an extensive list of programs in Easley and at surrounding branches. A center piece for the Easley area, the Captin Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library is a place to enjoy a book, listen to a lecture, attend a class, hear music, serf the web, do local research all in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Phone:  (864) 850-7077City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Central History Museum & Heritage Gardens Central History Museum & Heritage Gardens This late 1893 house, on the National Register of Historic Places, now houses a collection of historic memorabilia. The well-kept grounds are highlighted by a formal rose garden. Phone:  (864) 639-2794City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center This center just off Hwy 11 provides visitor services for Table Rock State Park and the surrounding Upstate area. Open seven day a week 8a-6p Phone:  (864) 878-9813City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Clemson Area African American Museum Clemson Area African American Museum Located in the Bridge Center building,the CAAAM collects and showcases the historical achievements of local African Amercians by serving as a resource center to engage the community in intellectual discourse about the past. Phone:  (864) 654-2944City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Clemson area offers attractions and amenities for both businesses and vacationing families for meetings, conferences, a variety of lodging selections, restaurants, attractions and events. Phone:  (864) 654-1200City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Clemson Little Theatre Clemson Little Theatre Each year The Clemson Little Theatre produces as many as seven live stage plays, an assortment of comedies, musicals, old classics, and cutting-edge dramas. Phone:  (864) 646-8100City:  Pendleton→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Clemson University Clemson University Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit—in academics, athletics and life. Phone:  (864) 656-3311City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Collins Ole Towne Collins Ole Towne Open to public by appointment only. Visitors can step back into time at a re-created 1930s village. A depression-era country store, barbershop, small corn mill and little red schoolhouse. Phone:  (864) 639-2618City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients from Pickens County, SC Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients from Pickens County, SC Pickens County Congressional Medal of Honor Dedication Videos Furman L. Smith William A. McWhorter Charles H. Barker James D. Howe City:  Liberty →  Visit Map
Dacusville Farm Show Dacusville Farm Show Held yearly on Labor Day weekend in September, this event has antique farm & tractors, hayrides, kid zone, antique demostrations, food, arts & crafts, classic cars, and steam engines. All day fun for everyone! Phone:  (864) 423-3239City:  Easley →  Visit Map
Easley Amphitheater Easley Amphitheater This Amphitheater is located in Market Square and is the site for many events in downtown Easley. Watch for the event schedule and plan on attending! City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Activities: Nature Viewing, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing. Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve covers 374 acres in Pickens County. This steep mountain gorge features some old growth hemlock, a rainbow trout stream, dramatic rock cliffs and rare ferns that are maintained by the creek's moist spray. Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Eden Farms Eden Farms Just a short drive from downtown Easley & Pickens, SC , Eden Farms is open tot the public. With indoor banquet facilities it is a perfect setting for gatherings. Hiking, camping and riding. Trail rides, special events, cross-country riding, training, summer camps for kids and more. Phone:  (864) 898-0043City:  Marietta→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Faith Clayton Family Research Center Faith Clayton Family Research Center A collection considered one of the state’s finest regional genealogical resources, it includes pictures, documents, books and a database of more than 300,000 names for local history and genealogy about Upstate South Carolina Phone:  (864) 644-5088City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Fort Hill Plantation Fort Hill Plantation Open to the public for tours, this antebellum plantation house, office, kitchen and exceptional art gallery was home to John C. Calhoun. Phone:  (864) 656-2475City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Genealogy - Searching for an ancestor from the Upstate? Genealogy - Searching for an ancestor from the Upstate? Genealogy - several free website listings are now available which have been compiled from grave markers and includes GPS coordinates. Check for an an ancestor from these lists of Upstate South Carolina residents. Sortings are by county (Pickens, Oconee, Anderson) by sirname, by cemetery and by date. Phone:  (864) 644-5088City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve Activities: Nature Viewing and Hiking. The preserve covers 65 acres and is located near Pickens, South Carolina. One of only a few Piedmont Monadnocks in South Carolina. Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce promotes an ideal business environment which encourages growth and community development with a concern for the people by continuously improving the quality of life in the greater Easley area. Deatil page has link for an app to download all about Easley, SC Phone:  (864) 859-2693City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and improving the business climate and quality of life in the city of Pickens and in the surrounding region. Phone:  (864) 878-3258City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Greenbrier Farms Greenbrier Farms Greenbrier Farms is your destination for farm-fresh produce. Greenbrier’s Event Staff will set up and plan any special occasion. Educational farm tours for schools, day cares, universities, homeschoolers or just a group of friends and family. Phone:  (864) 855-9782City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am – 4 pm. Phone:  (864) 898-2936City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Hagood Mill Hagood Mill YES WE ARE OPEN FOR NATIVE AMERICAN EVENT!!! Haood Mill Site is open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm - Please nMILL WILL BE OPEN FOR NATIVE AMERICANote the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site is open Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-4pm. Phone:  (864) 898-2936City:  Pickens →  Visit Map
Hanover House Hanover House This is a French Huguenot house built in 1714-1716. Located in the SC Botanical Gardens on the Clemson campus, it is now furnished with items from the 1700’s. Phone:  (864) 656-3341City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Joe & Maggie Rampey Interpretive Gardens Joe & Maggie Rampey Interpretive Gardens Located at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. The Joe & Maggie Rampey Native Gardens capture the essence of local history, geology and plant communities Phone:  (864) 898-5963City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Laural Fork Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area Laural Fork Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area Activities: Important Bird Area, Campfires, Equestrian, Driving, Primitive Camping, Biking, Nature Viewing, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing. Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve covers 1,361 acres in Pickens County Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Madren Conference Center-Clemson University Campus Madren Conference Center-Clemson University Campus The University's own James F. Martin Inn, a favorite among hotels in Clemson, is connected to the Madren Conference Center and surrounded by the Walker Golf Course. This Clemson hotel is conveniently located near many South Carolina attractions Phone:  (864) 656-7155City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau Adventure, Antiques, Camping, Fishing, Heritage, Hiking, Lakes, Mountains, Real Estaate, Rivers, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting and Zip Lines. City:  Walhalla→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Mushroom Mountain Mushroom Mountain A visitor to this amazing farm can purchase sawdust spawn, medicinal fungi, indoor kits, books and gifts, mycrogardening supplies, attend workshops, or enjoy a scheduled tour. Phone:  (864) 855-2469City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Old Hester Store Old Hester Store Since 1893, the Old Hester Store has stood against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Table Rock in Dacusville, SC. Currently owned by Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair, Hester Store will be placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 2013. Phone:  (866) 558-7100City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pendleton District Pendleton District Pendleton District is dedicated to helping promote Upstate, SC. Want to learn more about the area? We have a research center. Want a tour of the area? Schedule one today. Phone:  (864) 646-3782City:  Pendleton→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pickens Community Center Pickens Community Center Home of the Granger Fiber Center this is a very active community center. Phone:  (864) 419-1794City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pickens County Historical Society Pickens County Historical Society Founded in 1958, the Pickens County Historical Society is an active, community-engaged organization of over eight hundred members. Phone:  (864) 878-1322City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pickens County Museum of Art & History Pickens County Museum of Art & History Visitors will see a bit of construction repairs at the museum but we are still open to the public. Housed in a 1903 jail and expanded in 2006 this museum houses artifacts representing the heritage of Pickens County, from prehistory to current events and has three art galleries. Phone:  (864) 898-5963City:  Pickens →  Visit Map
Pickens County War Memorial & Wall of Valor Pickens County War Memorial & Wall of Valor Features a bronze statue of General Andrew Pickens, SC Revolutionary War hero is overlooking the Wall of Valor where bronze plaques honor all our war dead by war and name. Phone:  (864) 898-5598City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pickens High School Pickens High School At Pickens High School we strive to provide each young person with opportunities to be successful as we prepare our students to become life-long learners and productive citizens. Phone:  (864) 397-3600City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Pickens Turtles on the Town Walk Pickens Turtles on the Town Walk Stroll through downtown Pickens, SC to locate each of the 12 turtles as you enjoy historic sites.Award-winning artist Zan Wells, who designed the “Mice on Main” for Greenville, SC, designed these beautiful bronze turtles for this “Turtles on the Town” project Phone:  (864) 898-5963City:  Pickens →  Visit Map
Rensing Center Rensing Center On thirty-four acres in the beautiful southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, SC, the Rensing Center is more than just the land, the people, the gardens and the buildings. Our non-profit organization models a way of life less addicted to cheap energy, and more blessed by what actually fulfills. Phone:  (864) 380-1267City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Rudolph E. Lee Gallery Rudolph E. Lee Gallery The Lee Gallery provides Clemson University and surrounding community with access to regional, national and international artists through a variety of exhibitions and special events. Phone:  (864) 656-3883City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
South Carolina Botanical Garden South Carolina Botanical Garden Hiking, walking/jogging and nature trails are in the garden totaling 3.4 miles; on 295 acres. Woodland Wildflower Garden/Belser Nature Trail features many species of native woodland wildflowers, bog plants and ferns growing in a natural setting. Phone:  (864) 656-3405City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Southern Wesleyan University Southern Wesleyan University The residential campus is a vibrant community full of campus life experiences and an atmosphere of transforming spiritual growth. Phone:  (877) 644-5556City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Strom Thurmond Institute Strom Thurmond Institute Created on October 29, 1981, when Senator Thurmond announced his decision to place at Clemson University, his alma mater, the papers and memorabilia spanning his more than 65 years of public service. Phone:  (864) 656-4700City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
The ARTS Center of Clemson The ARTS Center of Clemson Our goal is to provide exceptional arts education and make fine art exciting and accessible to our community. The Arts Center has four studio classrooms, coffee bar, gallery and a multipurpose room Phone:  (864) 633-5051City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Tri-County Technical College Tri-County Technical College Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers programs in more than 70 major fields of study. With its newest campus located in Easley, S.C., the College serves as an innovative and collaborative community partner in the economic and lifelong development of the citizens of Pickens County and the surrounding area. Phone:  (864) 220-8888City:  Easley→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve Activities: Nature Viewing, Hiking, Hunting. This 37 acre property lies on the edge of the Jocassee Gorges property in Pickens County. Underlying amphibolite supports some uncommon plant species. Phone:  (864) 654-6738City:  Sunset→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Woodburn Historic House Woodburn Historic House Built as a summer home by Charles Cotseworth Pinckney (1789-1865), Woodburn is a graceful, four-story, Starting April 9, 2015 Woodburn will be open Thursday and Friday from 10am-1pm and Sunday from 2pm-5pm. Phone:  (864) 646-7249City:  Pendleton→  Visit Website →  Visit Map