Ashtabula Historic House
Charming Ashtabula plantation house was built c. 1825 by Lewis Ladson Gibbes (1771-1828) and his wife, the former Maria Drayton. It was later owned by their son, Lewis Reeves Gibbs, the famous South Carolina naturalist. Later ownders expanded the house was expanded to 10 rooms, and the farmland to over 1,000 acres. The orginal two-story brick building on the site, built before 1790, was the site of a traveler's tavern before the main house was built. The tavern building was later attached to the main house with a breezway and used as the plantation kitchen. Other rooms are interpreted as servant's quarters and a school room.
Ashtabula is now a house museum situated on ten acres of open ground with its colonial period brick dependency and well house. The house was restored by the Pendleton Historic Foundation and furnished with antebellum antiques and family artifacts. The house is open for tours 1-4pm Thursday-Sunday. For more information call 864.646.7249.
Directions: From I-85, take exit 19B (US76). Turn onto US76 N towards Clemson and Pendleton. Continue for approximately 8 miles to the intersection with Bus. SC 28. There will be a traffic light at this intersection and a shopping center. Turn right onto Bus. SC 28 (Mechanic St). and continue on Mechanic St. for apprxoimately one mile to the Pendleton town square. At the traffic light on the town square, turn right onto SC 88 (E. Queen St.) and follow signs for SC 88 (Greenville St.) and Ashtabula. The gate to Ashtabula will be on the left apprxoimately 3 miles from town square.
- 2725 Old Greenville Hwy
Central, SC 29630
- (864) 646-7249
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