Chester, SC 29706
The council encourages participation and appreciation of the arts through the advancement of arts in education, community arts, and individual artist development. The Ann D. Marion Gallery features artist showcases each month. Gift shop with local items for sale. Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm, and by appointment.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Internationally renown artist invites visitors to his working studio, outdoor botanical and sculpture garden and art gallery, featuring the works of many distinguished artists. Housed in a row of historic storefronts, this eclectic site is an art-lovers dream come true. The private garden, complete with 55 fishpond and waterfalls, is an oasis in the middle of downtown Lancaster. Groups and field trips welcome. Facilities available for rental for special events.
York, SC 29745
Blueberries and a variety of vegetables. Raspberries in the fall. Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5pm. Call for pick your own hours. Also operates farm stands in Rock Hill (1662 Ebenezer Rd.) and Lake Wylie (1700 Village Harbor Dr.). Please call for the hours of operation at these off-site stands.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The center maintains a living treasure of tremendous worth. Experience Rock Hill’s Native American Culture and share in the many traditions of the YEH ISWA H’REH – The People of the River. Housed in the old reservation schoolhouse, the craft store features Catawba pottery, jewelry, books and crafts. The exhibits include bark and 20th century dwellings, hunting scenes and pottery collections. Follow the nature trail, an original wagon trail, to discover the scenic natural history of the Catawba reservation. The archives provide researchers the opportunity to view historic records, documents and photos. Craft classes and custom programs are available upon request. Make plans to attend our Catawba Crafts Fair, held annually in November to find one of a kind, jewelry, children’s toys, our famous Catawba Pottery just in time for Christmas. This is also an opportunity to see a live performance from Catawba drummers and dancers.
Cheraw, SC 29520
South Carolina’s first state park is located in the Sand Hills region. Cabins, campsites, hiking trails dot these 7,000 acres of forest. The 309-acre lake offers fishing and other recreational opportunities in a beautiful setting. An 18-hole championship golf course with full service pro shop is a popular attraction. Hours: Nov.-Feb. 7am-6pm, daily; March, Sept. and Oct. 7am-8pm, daily; Apr.-Aug. 7am-9pm, daily. Free park admission.
Chester, SC 29706
Located in the old 1914 Chester County Jail, the museum includes notable collections of Native American artifacts and firearms from the Revolutionary Era to the present, period costumes, relics of the Civil War, including the Chester Gun, the world’s only firing Confederate-made 10-lb Parrott Rifle, the Henry O. Nichols Photography Collection, ghost tours, and much more. Memberships are available. Gift items for sale. Hours are 10 am–3 pm, TUESDAY – SATURDAY. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 seniors and students. Blue Star Museum members, active duty military and families admitted free year round. Private group (maximum fee: $50) and individual tours by appointment. (Downtown Chester--behind the courthouse).
Chester, SC 29706
Located in the 1888 freight depot on the Seaboard Railroad, the museum contains buggies, wagons, a 1925 school bus used in Chester County, a 1934 Ford, license tags from first issued in 1917 through 1975, a 1896 wooden trim bicycle and many transportation/vehicle related items. Gift items available. Hours adjusted seasonally: Summer Hours: (Memorial Day to Labor Day): TUE–SAT: 9 am–noon. Winter Hours: TUE –SAT: 1 pm–4 pm. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students. Blue Star Museum members, active duty military and families admitted free year round. Private group (maximum fee: $50) and individual tours by appointment.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
This facility, managed by the Arts Council of York County, is located in the Downtown Cultural District. A true arts destination, it is home to the Rock Hill Pottery Center, the SC Arts Alliance headquarters, Social (a full-service design house), The Cordial Churchman (custom bowties), the Friday Arts Project, Hill City Church and artist studios. Also housed in this historic building is the renovated historic Courtroom, a perfect place to host receptions, meetings or any other special occasion.
McConnells, SC 29726
This site features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Award-winning African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Open Tues–Sat: 10 am–5 pm and Sun: 1–5 pm, except New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility. I-77, exit 82-B.
Sharon, SC 29742
Listed on the National Register, the c.1913 Hill Building reflects the elegance of the period with embossed tin ceilings and a sweeping staircase to the 2nd floor. In the Carter family since 1986, it is now owned and run by John and Sandy Carter. The building houses the Sharon Nursery and Garden Center, Sharon Hardware, the Picket Fence Country Store, Sandy Brindle Carter's Footloose Art Gallery, and Second Floor Antiques. Tours available. (Mailing Address: P.O. Box 417, Sharon, SC 29742). Open 8am – 5pm, Mon-Sat.
Fort Lawn, SC 29714
Open Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm Watermelon, cantaloupe and blackberries
Blacksburg, SC 29702
History and nature come together at this 6,883-acre park that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s. Many of its buildings and structures are still in use and the impressive stonework can be viewed throughout the park. Amenities include 2 lakes for fishing, several streams, and almost 35 miles of hiking, nature, & equestrian trails. The park features the Living History Farm, which offers visitors a chance to experience how South Carolina yeoman farmers lived during the 19th century. Several “Living History” days and festivals are held throughout the year. Offers 115 standard campsites with water & electricity, 10 rustic tent sites, 7 primitive group campsites, and 15 primitive equestrian campsites. Also available are the historic Camp York and Camp Cherokee group camps. These camps have several primitive cabins with a large dining hall in each camp designed for groups of over 100 guests. Open 365 days per year from 8 am–6 pm, extended to 7 am–9 pm during Daylight Savings Time. Self-guided tours of the Living History Farm are available daily from 8am--8pm March through October and 8am--5pm November through February. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities. Park entrance fee: $2/adult; $1.25 for SC Seniors; children age 15 and younger are free.
Rock Hill, SC 29732
This museum highlights the natural history of the Carolina Piedmont and its connections to the rest of the world with award-winning exhibitions and nature-based programs. The Naturalist Center offers a close-up view of over 2,000 specimens., The Settlemyre Planetarium features state-of-the-art digitally projected shows. Playful learning spaces await the youngest visitors, while the Vernon Grant Gallery features changing exhibitions. The Museum Store has a selection of local goods and nature-themed gifts. Outside is a picnic facility and nature trail. Tue–Sat: 10 am–5 pm; Sun: 1–5pm. Admission charged. Group rates available.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The downtown offers a variety of culture and historical avenues to explore. Artist exhibits at the Center for the Arts, the Rotunda at City Hall and the Gettys Art Center offer unique gift-buying opportunities and original art for sale. The new Community Performance Center offers a series of theatre, music and dance performances by the York County Ballet and the Rock Hill Community Theater.
Ricburg, SC 29729
A partnership with artists, artisans, and food entrepreneurs and the Olde English Tourism District to provide tourists and locals, unique, handcrafted product prepared in the region. Features one-of-a kind gifts that reflect the diversity and rich flavor of the region. The majority of the sale goes directly to the artist. So stop in, and A take a bit of South Carolina home with you today! Open 9 am - 5 pm, seven days a week (I-77, exit 65).