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Footprints of native nations and travelers abound in the Upcountry. Echoes of the heritage can still be heard today.


Historic Sites - The Upcountry South Carolina

Historic Sites - Upcountry South Carolina

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Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway (SC Hwy. 11)

Looming majestically beyond the low, soft hills of the Piedmont, the southernmost peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains follow the highway.  It provides a scenic alternative to driving the Interstate. Extending from I-85 near the N.C. border to... more info...

Spartanburg County Historical Association
200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 596-3501

This organization operates the Regional History Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center along with three historic properties in Spartanburg County. more info...

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Ashtabula Historic House
2725 Old Greenville Hwy, Central, 29630
(864) 646-7249

This 10-acre site includes the large two story "main" house, c.1825, built by Lewis Ladson Gibbes and an attached brick two-story building, c.1790, one of the earlies licensed taverns on the National Register of Historic Places. more info...

Beattie House
8 Bennett Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-9977

The Italinate Gothic-style house, circa 1834, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's furnished in early Victorian style and now occupied by the Greenville Woman's Club. more info...

Constructed in 1909 Campbellā€™s Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in the State of South Carolina. more info...

Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, songs and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. His last home, Connemara, sits on 264 acres more info...

Cherrydale at Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613

The 150-year old antebellum mansion, formerly the home of Furman's first president, James C. Furman, serves as the university's alumni house. Tours by appointment. more info...

Christ Episcopal Church
10 N. Church St., Greenville, 29601

A Gothic-Revival structure with an unusual brick spire, this was the first church built in Greenville. more info...

Collins Ole Towne
228 Lawton Road, Central, SC 29630
(864) 639-2618

 The town is a wonderful example of a re-created 1930s village. The general store is well stocked with memorabilia of early life in a small community as well as items from the town of Central.  The depression era barbershop features a... more info...

Cowpens Depot and Museum
120 Palmetto St., Cowpens, SC 29330
(864) 463-3201

The museum is housed in a 100-year old freight depot that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cowpens Depot Museum and Civic Center houses items donated by crewmen and local citizens emphasizing the WWII naval history. more info...

Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 461-2828

Cowpens Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped to turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. more info...

Croft State Park
450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg, 29302
(864) 585-1283

The former World War II Army training camp features 7,054 acres of rolling terrain, two lakes that support an excellent habitat, trails, equestrian facilities and camping. Visitors can visit cemeteries of early settlers or remnant Army structures. 50 ca more info...

This 16-block district features historic buildings including the Old Anderson County Courthouse, the Blue Ridge Railway Passenger Station, and a brass cannon from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. more info...

Farmers' Society Hall
255 Old Depot Road , Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-3782

This landmark building, located on the town square, is the centerpiece of historic Pendleton. Built in 1828 on the site of the courthouse after the district was divided, this is the oldest farmers' hall in continuous use in the nation. more info...

Gassaway Mansion
106 Dupont Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 271-0188

The mansion combines several complex architectural styles and represents the wealthy Greenville of the 1920's. more info...

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