In addition to other visitor services, Pendleton District Commission offers the Historic Pendleton Walking Tour. On the second Friday and Saturday of each month, put on your walking shoes and break away from the bustle of 21st Century life. Join docent Ellen Harrison for Pendleton’s Historic Walking Tour through this 1790 town, all of which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along the way, hear the story of early life behind the doors of many of the town’s 18th and 19th Century historic structures. Learn about the Scots and Irish settlers who first came to the area and about the wealthy, and sometimes not so wealthy, Charlestonians, who built summer homes in the area to escape the Lowcountry’s “bad air.”
These 1½ hour tours are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Save $1 off the second tour purchased when tickets are purchased the same day for both the Pendleton Historic Walking Tour and the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina. Pickens County Museum & Hagood Mill Historic Site will also give a 10% discount on the same day. Call 864.646.3782 or visit www.pendletondistrict.org for details.
Numerous buildings and sites featured on this tour highlight Historic Pendleton, founded on April 8, 1790. The entire town, along with an area extending into Pickens County, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pick up the Historic Pendleton Walking Tour brochures at the Visitor's Center. Step-on guides and customized tours are available by appointment. The African-American Walking Tour features 10 sites.