Exploring Old 96 for National Tourism Week

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We live in a nation overflowing with dramatic moments in time.  From the Revolutionary to the Civil War to recent times, there’s something to learn about-in all 50 states.  Reading about these epic battles and events which occurred as our country grew can’t compare to standing where a militia-man stood, aiming a musket and looking back a few centuries, or walking the great hall of a home where deeply emotional hours were spent wrestling to make monumental decisions which changed the fate of our nation.

You’ll be privy to this and more during National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC.   South Carolina was the site of more battles than any other colony during the Revolutionary War, and figured prominently in the Civil War.  It’s role as an epicenter for the Confederacy is renown.

 

Edgefield SC

In the town of Edgefield, National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC begins with a visit to the historic courthouse square, where the third courthouse, built in 1839, stands.  The original courthouse was built on this site in 1787, and a second courthouse was erected in 1808.  As the region grew, the need for permanent judges was realized, creating the need for a full service justice center.

 

Discovery Center

National Tourism Week for Old District 96 SC gives visitors to Edgefield an opportunity to explore the Discovery Center, which houses exhibits celebrating the history, culture and natural resources of Old 96.  For those interested in native fowl, stop by the Wild Turkey Center and Museum during National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC.

 

McCormick SC

East of Edgefield is McCormick, the town that’s “Sittin’ on a Goldmine”.  Celebrate National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC and take a tour of the Heritage Goldmine and pan for gold.  The Dorn Mill represents  agribusiness in the region.  What began as a cotton gin in 1898, became the Dorn-Finley Co. in 1917, and went about the business of milling oil, ginning cotton, and providing a grist mill for the good folks in Old 96.  National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC is an ideal excuse to tour McCormick.

 

Hickory Knob State Park

Hickory Knob State Park, in McCormick County offers a welcome break during National Tourism Week for Old District 96 SC.  Play a round of golf while enjoying stunning views of Strom Thurmond Lake.  Spend the night in a cabin from 1770, the only remaining example of French Huguenot architecture, The Guillebeau House.  Or stay in one of the lovely lodge rooms for National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC.

 

Abbeville SC

Abbeville is a treasure trove of historic sites and modern day fun during National Tourism Week for Old District 96 SC.  Trinity Church, the Abbeville Courthouse, and many interesting examples of southern heritage are waiting for you.  Catch a show at the historic Abbeville Opera House, then enjoy world-class dining in a down-home atmosphere at one of the towns many excellent restaurants.

 

Greenwood SC

A wonderful destination for train lovers during National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC is the town of Greenwood.  The Museum and Railroad History Center provide a glimpse into regional life through exhibits, and railway artifacts.  Feel the freedom of riding the rails as you explore the center.  Kids-big and small-are invited upstairs for some hands-on train activities.

 

Laurens County

Laurens County is home to the Laurens Museum.  There you’ll find exhibits rich in history during National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC.  Before the colonists set foot here, or brother fought brother in the Civill War, Native cultures roamed these woodlands.  Learn their heritage and more during National Tourism Week for Old 96 District SC.

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May 8, 2015
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