History buffs will find themselves immersed in everything South Carolina's Olde English District has to offer. These seven counties started out as English settlements in the 1770's, but later became the site of numerous battles during the Revolutionary War. This unique history can be explored in the district's numerous museums and historic destinations, including the South Carolina Railroad Museum. But there is so much more to this wonderful region, and adventurists can enjoy such activities as skydiving and ATV trails. A vacation here will be a wonderful part of your family's history.
Centrally located in Winnsboro, this gem offers history and fun! The SCRM is run entirely by volunteers, tru railroading afficionados. They offer a regular summer schedule and various special events throughout the year. Among the most popular special events are their Easter Bunny Eggspress the weekend before Easter and Train Rides with Santa after Thanksgiving.
Mark the first weekend in November on your calendar as a must see event for Revolutionary War lovers! That's when Historic Camden Revolutionary War Parks hosts its Revolutionary War Field Days. Over 500 re-enacters flood the fields for authentic war re-enactments. There are also a host of other educational demonstrations, craftsmen and kids' activities. The park is open year round and hosts many other events.
This treasure off exit 46 on I-77 has over 100 miles of custom designed trails, 10 miles of dirt bike trails, rock crawl, drag strip, banked oval track, enduro course, and multiple mud bogs. You can rent ATV's or bring your own. Camping and RV hook-ups are available. There are also separate horse trails. Open year round, with events most weekends, but it is best to check their website for events.
This 1914 jail is home to a fantastic museum. It includes over 5,000 projectile points - over 80 long rifles, 35 hand guns, the Henry O. Nichols photo collection, Ordinance of Secession, the Aaron Burr bench, Confederate War flags, and Coca Cola collection. 107 McAiley Street, Chester. Open year round on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Throughout October, they annually host an unforgettable Halloween experience.