The Midlands and Upstate

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Midlands and Upstate - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Trinity Episcopal Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1860, this is the town's oldest standing church and an architectural landmark that anchors the town. Complete with a 125-foot spire...Read More

  • 2. Aiken County Historical Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One wing of this 1860 estate is devoted to early regional culture, including Native American artifacts, firearms, an authentically furnished...Read More

  • 3. Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens

    Main Street Area | House/Mansion/Villa

    Dating from 1818, this grand home is filled with lavish furnishings collected by three generations of two influential families. The mansion...Read More

  • 4. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This 107-acre outdoor museum complex emphasizes the period surrounding the British occupation of 1780. Several structures dot the site, including...Read More

  • 5. Mann-Simons Site

    Main Street Area | House/Mansion/Villa

    This cottage and outdoor museum was the home of Celia Mann, one of only 200 free African Americans in Columbia in the mid-1800s. Buy tickets...Read More

  • 6. Riverfront Park and Historic Columbia Canal

    Vista | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Where the Broad and Saluda Rivers form the Congaree River is the site of the city's original waterworks and hydroelectric plant. Interpretive...Read More

  • 7. Robert Mills House and Gardens

    Main Street Area | House/Mansion/Villa

    The classic, columned 1823 house was named for its architect, who later designed the Washington Monument. It has opulent Regency furniture,...Read More

  • 8. Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library

    Historic West End | House/Mansion/Villa

    This collection is housed in the former home of baseball great Joe Jackson, who along with seven other White Sox players, was accused of throwing...Read More

  • 9. State House

    Main Street Area | Government Building

    Six bronze stars on the western wall mark where direct hits were made by General Sherman's cannons. The capitol building, started in 1851 and...Read More

  • 10. Woodrow Wilson Family Home

    Main Street Area | House/Mansion/Villa

    This boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson, which reopened in 2014 after an eight-year renovation, displays the gaslights, arched doorways...Read More

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