Sites for History Buffs

Pickens County has a fascinating history that includes prehistoric people, the Cherokee, the American Revolution, the Civil War and railroads. We recommend beginning at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History for an overview of the story we have to tell. From there, you can branch off to learn more about different periods of time in the history of the county and its people. Here's a sampling of some of the historic sites in the county.

Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens

Central History Museum & Heritage Gardens, Central

Historic Hagood Mill & Folklife Center and South Carolina Rock Art Center, Pickens

Old Stone Church and Cemetery, Clemson

Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center, Pickens

Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife, Sunset

Hanover House, Clemson

Fort Hill Plantation, home of John C. Calhoun, Clemson

Pickens County War Memorial and Wall of Valor, Pickens

Clemson Area African American Museum

Central Railroad Museum

Collins Old Towne, Central