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Strolling Down History's Trails....

Strolling Down History Trails...

Hello history buffs! We’ve got some neat stuff for you!

Let’s begin with Cheraw’s Phone Tour. You can go do the walking tour in person or in your house. You download the map and call in to the phone number and you’re ready to go. Check out their website for a few tour extras to bolster your experience.

Cheraw Phone Tour

Call in to 843-865-3200 to start the tour and download the pdf tour map at the bottom of this page.

Carolina Tony is a great channel on YouTube for seeing new areas. Tony is from Cheraw and has some fantastic video tours around his hometown, featuring downtown and one of St. David’s Church. 

Cheraw Tour with Carolina Tony

Carolina Tony’s video about St. David’s Church


Camden is another town in the OED with a really phone tour. Camden’s doesn’t have you dial in, instead you download and play it. The tours are broken down by the different historically significant & geographical features of the town. You’re sure to learn a lot as you enjoy hearing the town come to life! You’ll also find plenty of great videos on the same website.

Camden Phone Tours


Just outside the city limits is the Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve. This was an important battle site in the Revolutionary War. It’s unique landscape (longleaf pine forest) really takes the difficulty of battle to a new level.  You can download the tour and listen or play it at your own speed at the battlefield location which features stops to match the tour. The tour also incorporates life at that time during the Rev War. 

Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve

On a side note: all you military history lovers might like to try some VR (virtual reality) battles….

Check them out below:

From American Battlefield Trust: Civil War virtual battle VR

From 360Rize: Rev War virtual battle VR

And check out the new Liberty Trail in South Carolina at the American Battlefield Trust’s channel here: Liberty Trail - Rev War in SC.


Over in Union County at the Union County Museum, they have a neat video featuring a questionable musrder weapon on display:

Jerry McKee’s video - Union County Museum

And check out a great little video tour of Union here:

ExperienceUnion - Union Tour


No talk of museums in the OED would be complete without the Chester County Historical Society inside the old Chester Jail (jail video is ghost stories about the jail!!).

Check out SCETV’s tour of the museum here: Chester County Historical Society. 

You’ll learn so much about Chester County, South Carolina and the whole USA!

And, of course, you have to brush up on the Confederate Gold legend….many people believe it’s in Chester County….check it out here: Confederate Gold. 

Or learn a little about the gold mine in Lancaster County here: Haile Gold Mine.

On the other side of Chester county, you’’l find Lando Manetta Mills Museum. This little treasure is a mill town saved in history. You can learn all about mill towns in SC here, plus meet some super awesome people!. Check out WaccamaCharlieBlue’s video tour here and take a look at our buddy Lando Masty’s tour of Lando here (also features the old swimming hole!). 

And follow York County Cultural and Heritage Museums on Facebook to stuff a little knowledge in your brain every day! Click here to check them out.

I’ll leave you with a link to It’s a Southern Thing’s South Carolina name pronunciations. You’ll learn at least one new one! I promise! Now go check it out. You’re welcome.