Suggested Activities

Inn on the Square

Experience Peace. Experience the South. 

Visit one of our Charming Bed & Breakfasts or Inns

We all long to get away and unwind at times. Make plans to spend a weekend at one of our seven B&Bs/Inns in the Old 96 District, each filled with Southern Charm. From the Inn on the Square’s boutique experience symbolizing the best of Uptown Greenwood to the cozy, remote grounds at Pleasant Lane Acres, each place offers a unique perspective on what makes Old 96 District an ideal escape.

Good Times Brewing Greenwood SC

‘Shine & Brew Time!

Distilleries & Breweries

South Carolina has a long history with moonshine, and the Old 96 District micro-distilleries carry on that tradition. Stop by the tasting room at Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield and sample concoctions like Ten G’s vodka (named for the ten governors/lieutenant governors that came from the county) and Rabbit Spit moonshine (“mean enough to make a rabbit spit in a bulldog’s face!”). Good Times Brewing in Uptown Greenwood takes great pride in their over 20 craft beers, including their Blood Moon IPA. Read more about each location here.

Benjamin Mays Historic Site.

Martin Luther King’s Mentor

Visit Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Site

Visit the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Museum in Greenwood to see the childhood home, and soak in readings, speeches, and film of a man that mentored and inspired civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and three U.S. presidents.

 

National Wild Turkey Museum

A Museum with Turkeys Everywhere!

The ONLY turkey museum in the world 

The National Wild Turkey Federation Museum (NWTF) in Edgefield, SC is the only museum in the world dedicated to wild turkey restoration, management, and hunting. This comeback story is told through interactive exhibits and simulators, models and animatronics, including a life-like grandpa in a rocking chair sharing his story.

Also on site is the Palmetto Shooting Complex, a premier shooting destination in the Southeast. The facility houses two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields, 3D archery and the 9,300-square-foot pavilion.

Rev War Re-enactment

Walk Where Heroes Were Forged

Explore historic Revolutionary War sites

In the 18th century, South Carolina’s Old 96 District figured prominently in the South as an agricultural stronghold, and later as a strategic battleground in the Revolutionary War. The South’s first land battle of the war still stands as the Ninety Six National Historic Site.  Peek into the still-standing Star Fort, or observe the beauty of the Carolinian piedmont at the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. Wander the hiking and walking trails while connecting with both nature and our country’s past.

Get Outside and Do Things

Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming 

With over 262 miles of hiking/biking trails across our region, 6 state parks, our national forest and our local communities, the Old 96 District is home to scenic hiking trails for every skill level. We’ve helped compile a list of some of our best. If water adventure or fishing is more your thing, we have over 2,000 miles of shoreline across our three freshwater lakes– Greenwood, Russell & Thurmond.