Travel Directory: Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina | Top 10 Things to Do
Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina
Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina | Top 10 Things to Do
The Stew is a regional initiative which preserves local stories for future generations through theatrical productions, music and spoken word. Storytelling productions offered throughout the year.
Thoroughbred Country | Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site Tour the 1859 Greek Revival antebellum mansion of James Henry Hammond and four generations of his family. The site also features two slave quarters, a stable with exhibits and scheduled programs.
Healing Springs Indians believed in the springs’ natural healing powers and brought wounded Revolutionary War soldiers here to drink. Locals still believe in the springs’ powers and drink its waters.
Hopelands Gardens This 14 acre park is the former estate of winter colonist C. Oliver Iselin. Features include a wetlands area, labyrinth, and a performing arts stage. Free summer concerts and a display of Christmas lights.
Thoroughbred Country | Living History Park
Living History Park Hosts special events which exhibit examples of everyday life in the 18th century. Grounds include a meeting house, backwoods cabin, blacksmith forge, Colonial barn, tavern, apothecary and sensory garden.
Thoroughbred Country | Aiken County Museum
Aiken County Historical Museum Housed in a 1931 winter colony mansion. Three floors of exhibits tell the history of Aiken County from past to present. Grounds include a one-room school from the 1890’s and an 1808 log cabin.
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
This 390-acre site centers on the Civil War battlefield, where on February 2 & 3, 1865, a small force of Confederate soldiers in field fortifications opposed the advance of Sherman’s army.
Aiken State Park Edisto River Canoe Trail
Built in 1934, this park along the free-flowing Edisto River is a combination of a river swamp and dry sandhills. Facilities include campsites and canoe trail. Canoe and kayak rentals available.
Thoroughbred Country | Vertical Sundial Courthouse
Legend has it that this is the only vertical sundial in the United States and though erected two years prior to standard time, it keeps within two minutes of that. Located on the Circle since 1858.
Little Red Barn Gallery
Stop by the Little Red Barn Pottery & Art Gallery to learn about how South Carolina face jugs are made and the story behind Paw Print Pottery. Also purchase locally-made, handcrafted Mennonite items.