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. Aiken County Historical Museum


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

  • 2. Bonds Conway House


    This circa-1812 house has the fine details of a skilled craftsman, including wonderful woodwork and heart-pine floors. It was built by the first...Read More

  • 3. Burt-Stark Mansion


    It was in this 1820 home that Jefferson Davis disbanded the Confederate armies, effectively ending the Civil War. Now a popular wedding venue...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site


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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site


    Home to James Hammond, who is credited with being first to declare that "cotton is king," this wood-frame house remained in the family until...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 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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