Suggested Activities

Inn on the Square

Relax. Enjoy. Experience the South. 

Visit one of our Charming Bed & Breakfasts or Inns

Peace. It is what we all long for at times. So make plans to spend a weekend at one of our 7 B&Bs/Inns in the Old 96 District.  All 7 B&Bs are dripping  with southern charm. Head to the Inn on the Square for a unique experience that symbolizes the best of Uptown Greenwood. The historic Belmont Inn in Abbeville was frequented by vaudeville performers at the Opera House in the 20th century and is still favored by audience members attending performances today. Pleasant Lane Acres is a go-to place to rest your head during the Masters  Golf Tournament in nearby Augusta or just for a nice quiet weekend. Their elegant dinner option is one you don’t want to miss! The Farmhouse at Bush River, just outside Clinton, SC, is an elegant Irish design property with views you will not forget.

 

Good Times Brewing Greenwood SC

It’s ‘Shine & Brew Time!

Quench Your Thirst

Visit  Our 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, where you can sample creative 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.

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.

 

Get Outside  & Enjoy Our INGs

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. Head to our blog post to get an idea of some of our top-rated trails, including the Long Cane Trail in Sumter National Forest and the Savannah Valley Railroad Trail.

If water adventure is more your thing, we have over 2,000 miles of shoreline across Lake Greenwood, Lake Russell, and Lake Thurmond. Head to Earth Connection Outfitters in McCormick for kayak, stand up paddle board, and bike rentals.

If catching that big bass is your idea of fun, visit one of our 3 SC Freshwater Coast lakes-Greenwood, Russell & Thurmond.

National Wild Turkey Museum

A Museum with Turkeys Everywhere!

The Winchester Museum is 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 exciting exhibit displays and simulators, including a life-like grandpa in a rocking chair telling stories about the history of the NWTF and wild turkeys.

Also, on site is the Palmetto Shooting Complex, a premier shooting destination in the Southeast. With its opening in 2015, the facility already houses two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields, 3D archery and the 9,300-square-foot pavilion.

Rev War Re-enactment

South Carolina

Colony With

Most Rev War Battles

In the early days of our nation, the original colonies, except for port cities, were largely unsettled. As settlements grew more populated, the British government divided these unincorporated areas into districts. South Carolina’s Old 96 District figured prominently in the South as both an agricultural stronghold, and later, as a strategic battleground in the Revolutionary War.

Ninety-Six Historic Site & Battlefield 

1103 Hwy 248 S, Ninety-Six, SC

Ninety-Six is the site of the longest field siege in the history of the Revolution. For 28 days in late spring of 1781, a battle to liberate Star Fort and the surrounding area was fought by 1,000 members of the Continental Army, under the ordinance of Army Major General Nathaniel Greene. The lesser manned Loyalist Army of 550 men proved to be worthy opponents and the siege of Ninety-Six was unsuccessful for the Continental soldiers. Meander through this historic site and learn more about this key battle and others. If you are visiting during one of the park’s living history days (May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 or Sept. 14), you’ll have the chance to interact with realistic, living history reactors.

 

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

398 State Park Rd, Clinton, SC 

Musgrove Mill State Park Historic Site is located just off of I-26, on the northeast edge of Sumter National Forest. There are 2.3 miles of walking trails winding their way through this historic site, immersing the hiker in Revolutionary War history, providing an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the South Carolina Piedmont. The trails are awash in color, particularly in the Fall and Spring, and provide ample photo-ops. Retracing the steps of the Patriot Soldiers gives you a fair appreciation for the earliest days of our nation’s existence.

The history of the birth of our nation is just one of the tales recounted here. There’s lore and legend to be found in every corner of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. The Enoree River rushes through Musgrove Mill, providing the score to a thousand different stories still waiting to unfold.

Horseshoe Falls is a lovely and refreshing break in your hike. Legend claims that Mary Musgrove, daughter of the landowner, hid a Patriot soldier in the cave adjacent to the falls. A blacksmith by trade, thus the name “Horseshoe”, the soldier gathered intelligence which helped win the Battle of Musgrove Mill. Horseshoe Falls’ 10-foot cascade is gentle enough to wade in, but at your own risk.