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Historic Sites

The past is all around you here in Pickens County. Learn how people lived in other times, visit places of cultural significance, and understand how the past enriches the present.

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
Carmel Presbyterian Church Carmel Presbyterian Church One of the earliest churches to be formed in Pickens County, SC was Carmel.Presbyterian. Phone:  (864) 859-6513City:  Liberty →  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
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
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
Fort Rutledge Marker Fort Rutledge Marker Erected in 1908 this marker notes a site near where Patriots erected Fort Rutledge. Phone:  (864) 656-4789City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Freedom's Hill Church Freedom's Hill Church Built in 1847, called Freedom’s Hill because slaves and non-slaves could worship together. Moved to the Southern Wesleyan University Campus in 1999. Phone:  (864) 644-5000City:  Central→  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
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
Hagood-Mauldin House/Irma Morris Museum of Fine Arts Hagood-Mauldin House/Irma Morris Museum of Fine Arts Owned and operated by the Pickens County Historical Society, this classical Greek revival home was built circa 1856. Open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on every third Saturday of the month beginning mid April and continuing through October. House is closed November through May each winter. Phone:  (864) 608-2834City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  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
J.C. Stribling Barn J.C. Stribling Barn Also known as the Sleepy Hallow Barn and the Stribling-Boone Barn, the JC Stribling barn is a historic brick barn located in Clemson, South Carolina. It was built in 1890 by the Striblings, a local farmer family. Phone:  (864) 597-4527City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
McKinney Chapel McKinney Chapel Constructed in 1891, this church has a beautiful pulpit and carvings. Phone:  (864) 868-2555City:  Sunset →  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
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
Old Pickens Presbyterian Church Old Pickens Presbyterian Church Sometimes refered to as Old Pickens County Court House Presbyterian Church, built 1849-51, is an excellent intact example of a mid-nineteenth century church built in the meeting house style and constructed of brick rather than the more common frame construction. Phone:  (864) 944-5112City:  Pickens→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Old Stone Church & Cemetery Old Stone Church & Cemetery Revolutionary War hero Gen. Andrew Pickens and others built this Presbyterian Church in 1797. Phone:  (864) 654-2061City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Oolenoy Baptist Church and Cemetery Oolenoy Baptist Church and Cemetery Originally built in 1795 this church is still in use today. Phone:  (864) 350-6505City:  Pickens→  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 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 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
Red Caboose Red Caboose The car that traditionally signals the end of the train is fittingly displayed as a memorial to the railroad tradition that brought so much prosperity and history to Central,SC. Phone:  (864) 639-2794City:  Central→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Soapstone Baptist Church (School & Rock) Soapstone Baptist Church (School & Rock) Soapstone Church, build in 1860s, is one of the oldest African-American churches in the Upstate. A soapstone outcropping on the site gave the church its name. Soapstone Church is well known for their fish fry and live music the third Saturday of each month – public welcome – plan to enjoy! Phone:  (864) 878-3524City:  Pickens→  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
Treaty Oak Marker Treaty Oak Marker This is where the first treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indian Nation was signed on November 28, 1785. Phone:  (864) 646-3782City:  Clemson →  Visit Map
Treaty Oak Trail at Issaqueena Lake Treaty Oak Trail at Issaqueena Lake Treaty Oak trail is .4 of a mile long, and is located at Issaqueena Lake in Clemson, SC. Phone:  (864) 656-7502City:  Clemson→  Visit Website →  Visit Map
Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Oconee, Anderson and Pickens County are busy installing quilt blocks in their areas. The 100th block was unveiled in September 2012. For map of trail go to http://www.uhqt.org. Phone:  (864) 723-6603City:  Pickens→  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