The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor from Visit.

Click here to view an interactive map of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor.

A List of Events and Festivals along the Heritage Corridor
United States of America National Heritage Treasures includes South Carolina’s History, Culture, and Natural Landscapes.

The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor extends 240 miles across South Carolina, stretching from the mountains of Oconee County, along the Savannah River, to the port city of Charleston. The 14 counties of the corridor offer a cross-section of South Carolina’s History, Culture, and Natural Landscapes. The area describes the evolution of upcountry and Lowcountry life, from grand plantations and simple farms to mill villages and urban centers, and how their history affected South Carolina as a state. The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor was established by the U.S. Congress in 1996 as one of a select number of National Heritage Areas -regions in which entire communities live and work, and where residents, businesses, and local governments have come together to conserve special landscapes and their own heritage. It encompasses a region of the state which retains a large percentage of rural landscapes. The corridor contains an array of intact cultural resources representative of three major components of the state's development. Some of the earliest permanent European settlements in the American South. The invention and development of the plantation system of agriculture, and the relationship of historic trade routes, the coastal ports, and the settlement of the state's upland region. The area also contains specific sites of importance to the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and numerous state park and recreational facilities. This corridor, bounded at one end by the ancient port city of Charleston and at the other by the mountains of the Blue Ridge, contains historic, cultural, and natural resources that tell the vibrant story of South Carolina's -- and the South's -- centuries-long evolution and culture. The visitor will learn of rice and indigo, pirates and patriots, slaves and freemen, cotton fields and mill villages, swamps and waterfalls, railroads and backroads, soul food and "pig-pickin's," spirituals and bluegrass. From Table Rock Mountain to the wharves of McClellanville, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor is a setting within which southern history and lifestyle is alive and accessible, in all its rich variety of cultures. We hope you will use this website and join us soon in an adventure of entertainment and experience.

The 240 miles and fourteen counties that comprise the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor are divided into four distinct regions that, together, provide a cross-section of the landscape, history, and culture of the corridor. Click here to view an interactive map of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor.

Events and Festivals Along the Heritage Corridor
Beech Island Heritage Day Festival, Beech Island Chitlin' Strut, Sally SC. Colonial Times, Living History Park, North Augusta. Cooper River Bridge Run, Mt. Pleasant/Charleston Lowcountry Blues Bash, Charleston Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Charleston Cup Spoleto Festival Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Heritage Sites of Interest
Anderson County Museum Anderson County Arts Center Andrew Pickens Ranger Station Boone Hall Plantation Campbell Geology Museum Central History Museum Charles Pinkney National Historic Site Charleston Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society Charleston Tea Plantation Downtown Seneca Merchants Drayton Hall Golden Creek Mill

Hagood Mill Historic Belton Square Hunter's Store Foothills Trail Conference Fort Moultrie Fort Sumter Francis Beidler Forest Gibbes Museum of Art Irvin House Vineyards Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel Jessie Erwin Carnegie Library Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area Living History Park Lunney Museum Magnolia Plantation and its Gardens Middleton Place and Edmondston-Alston House National Wild Turkey Center and Museum Oconee Station State Historic Site Oconee State Park Old Stone Church Patina on the Alley Pickens County Museum Ram Cat Alley The Greenwood Museum SC Botanical Gardens at Clemson University

SC Wildlife Federation Salkehatchie Arts Center Scenic Highway 11 Visitors Center Split Creek Goat Farm South Carolina Aquarium South Carolina Artisans Center Walhalla State Fish Hatchery Williamston Mineral Spring Park Woodburn Plantation

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