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5 Things To Do In Union County

5 Things To Do In Union County

Officially in South Carolina’s “Upstate,” Union County starts to hint at the foothills that rise to rolling hills and vistas. To help you plan your trip, we created a list of five must-do activities when you visit. 

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Grab lunch at Midway BBQ

A visit to Union County is not complete without a stop at Midway BBQ in Buffalo, South Carolina. The meats, sides and desserts rotate depending on the day of the week. For the full experience, order some of the most popular dishes, such as beef hash and chicken stew. The sweet potato souffle is also a crowd-pleaser, along with banana pudding for dessert. 

5 Things To Do In Union County
Midway BBQ

Walk Through the Union County Museum

Whether you are a history buff or not, you’ll want to make a stop at the Union County Museum to learn more about the area. Look through artifacts and antiques on display or read through books to trace your genealogical history. The museum is located on the first floor of the restored Flynn Office Building on Historic Main Street in Union, South Carolina. 

5 Things To Do In Union County
Union County Museum & Historical Society

Tour the Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Originally home to Gov. William Henry Gist in the mid-1800s, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site highlights key events throughout South Carolina history. The site tells the stories from a variety of perspectives of people who lived on the plantation, including the Gist family, enslaved people, freedpeople and tenant farmers. Their stories include the cotton boom and its collapse, secession and the Civil War, slavery and sharecropping, emancipation and the fight for civil rights, and Reconstruction and its overthrow.

5 Things To Do In Union County
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Reserve a visit at the Piedmont Physic Garden

Piedmont Physic Garden is a non-profit botanical garden home to many plants with historical or current medicinal uses from around the world, with a special emphasis on those hailing from the Piedmont and Southern Appalachian corridor. Make sure to book an appointment in the spring and summer before you visit!

5 Things To Do In Union County
Piedmont Physic Garden

Get Your Heart Racing at the Union County Dragway

For some thrill-seeking, head to the Union County Dragway to see cars speed right in front of you. Before visiting, check the racing schedule on the attraction’s website.