Dorn Mill Center For History & Art – McCormick, South Carolina

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Dorn Mill Center For History & Art – McCormick, South Carolina

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the gristmill at this site was guilt in 1898 as a cottonseed oil mill and converted to flower and grist mill in the 1920’s.  This is one of the few remaining gristmills in the state.

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Museum and Library of Confederate History – Greenville, SC

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musuem greenville.jpgMuseum and Library of Confederate History – Greenville, SC

This is a unique museum dedicated to the accurate portrayal of the tragic periods in American History from 1861-1865, the time of the American Civil War.  The museum is the home to numerous artifacts and displays portraying the war and home life in the South during this time in history.

The museum of the 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Museum of Confederate History was established to protect, preserve and defend the memory, history and heritage of the 250,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the War Between the States.  It is focused on giving a true and accurate historical perspective of the War period in an educational manner as well as to preserve the cultural heritage and artifacts of the South.  There is an extensive research library in conjunction with the Museum.

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Burt-Stark Mansion – Abbeville, South Carolina

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Burt Stark Mansion.jpgBurt-Stark Mansion – Abbeville, South Carolina

It was here, on November 22, 1860, on Secession Hill in Abbeville, that the first meeting was held to launch South Carolina’s secession from the United States of America. One month later, the state of South Carolina became the first state to secede. For years the war ravaged the county, thousands were injured or killed and lives ruined.  Plantations were burned, livelihoods destroyed and in the end, the slaves freed.

This tragic period in history began in Abbeville and ended at the Burt Stark Mansion on May 2, 1865, less than a month after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the war council of the Confederate forces met with President Jefferson Davis and disbanded the armies. Present at this meeting were cabinet members Benjamin, Mallory, Reagan and Breckinridge and five Brigade Commanders, Ferguson, Dibrell, Vaughn, Duke and Breckinridge. 

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Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry – Charleston, South Carolina

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Let the Kids Learn and Play at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.  Charleston, South Carolina is a great vacation destination for people who want to experience all the wonderful things the South has to offer. The city provides a historical look at the South, as well as modern view, which means that everyone will find plenty to love when they visit the gorgeous city.

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Carriage Museum – Aiken, South Carolina

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Visiting the Carriage Museum in the Beautiful City of Aiken. Aiken, South Carolina is one of the two largest cities located in the Central Savannah River Area, yet it is able to retain the small town flavor that so many visitors love. The city was even recognized by the National Civic League with an All America City Award. It is a great place to live and the perfect place to take a nice relaxing vacation. Visitors will find plenty of different things to see and do while there.

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Anderson County Museum – Anderson, South Carolina

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Explore History at the Anderson County Museum.  Located on the western side of South Carolina, the county of Anderson was named after the Revolutionary War leader Robert Anderson. Many of the towns that populate the county have significant historical importance, and the Anderson County Museum makes sure to catalog all the various parts of this history.

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Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site – Beach Island, South Carolina

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Visiting the Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. One of the most interesting things about visiting places in the South is that so many of them are full of history. The Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is just such a historical place, and one that everyone who is in the area should attempt to visit. Those who come to the park will find more to do that just visit the mansion however.

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Boyd Observatory – Aiken, South Carolina

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Learn all about the Stars and the Sky at the Boyd Observatory in Aiken. The Boyd Observatory is located neat the city of Aiken, South Carolina and is the perfect place for youngsters who want to learn more about outer space. Aiken is known for having a plethora of interesting and historical places to visit, from the Carriage Museum and Whitehall to watching the steeplechases and visiting the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

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South Carolina Honeymoon – Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Honeymoon in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Hilton Head is a town located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, which is a very popular vacation destination for honeymooners. The beach here was named as one of the best beaches in the nation. The island provides an intimate getaway for newlyweds, as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. You can find hundreds of restaurants and shops, along with two dozen golf courses.

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Benjamin Mays Historic Site – Greenwood, South Carolina

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Anticipating the Benjamin Mays Historic Site.  Benjamin Elijah Mays was born in the small town of Epworth in August of 1894. His parents were both former slaves, and his first memory was of a white mob coming to his family’s home and forcing his father to bow before them. This terrible incident, forever ingrained into his mind, helped to shape the man the Benjamin Mays would become.

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