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  • Aiken Visitors Center
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    406 Park Avenue, SE
    Aiken, SC 29801

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    803-293-7846

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    Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum

    Visitor information & interactive museum exhibits located inside the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot

    The Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum is located in the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot, once a stop on the first designed steam powered commercial railroad in the United States and the longest railroad in the world! Stop in for visitor information all about the elegance and charm of historic Aiken, and then start your journey upstairs, where interactive displays and nine dioramas depict the towns along the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company as they were in 1916.


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  • Anderson Visitors Center
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    110 Federal Street, Suite 8
    Anderson, SC 29625

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    864-716-3660

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    Mountain Lakes

    Anderson Visitors Center

    Visitors Center & genealogy archives

    A one-stop shop for everything you need to explore Anderson County! The visitors center is located inside the Anderson Arts Warehouse, a 105-year-old former railroad warehouse that has been renovated while preserving the structure’s original bricks, wood and unique features. The Visitors Center offers all of the maps and brochures you will need, and is also home to a display of pedal cars dating from the 1930's through the 1950's, an impressive photography gallery and the Anderson Genealogical Society's archives.


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  • Belton Train Museum
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    100 North Main Street
    Belton, SC 29627

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    864-338-7400

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    Mountain Lakes

    Belton Train Museum

    Local museum, SC Tennis Hall of Fame and exhibit gallery located inside historic train depot

    This 1908 train depot showcases Belton's history, the SC Tennis Hall of Fame and an exhibit gallery.

    The Ruth Drake Museum is stocked with pioneer artifacts, train relics, 19th Century domestic items and agricultural implements. An extensive geneaology colletion for researchers trying to locate family roots is also on site. 

    The SC Tennis Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of SC's famous tennis stars. There are mementos from all of the Hall of Fame inductees including such outstanding players as Dennis Van der Meer and Stan Smith, both Wimbledon contenders. All of the portraits of the inductees are painted by internationally acclaimed artist Wayland Moore, a Belton native. 

    The North End Exhibition Gallery promotes traveling collections of interesteing artifacts and semi-annual exhibits. Featured are historic and personal memorabilia of community members on various topics of interest to visitors. 

    The museum holds an Antique Show and Sale and a Heritage Days, both annual events. The Train Depot has space available for meetings and event rentals as well.


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  • Branchville Railroad Junction & Museum
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    7505 Freedom Road
    Branchville, SC 29432

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    803-274-8104

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    Lowcountry

    Branchville Railroad Junction & Museum
    Museum at the oldest railroad junction in the world
    The Branchville Railroad Junction & Museum is no ordinary place. In fact, it is the first railroad junction in the entire world! The museum explores the history of Branchville and features model trains, artifacts and memorabilia. There's even a top notch restaurant on site, called the Eatery at the Depot!
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  • Charleston Visitors Center
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    375 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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    1-800-774-0006

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    Lowcountry

    Charleston Visitors Center
    Visitors Center located in historic railroad depot
    Housed in an 1856 railroad depot with the original floors and beams, you should definitely make this visitors center your first stop in Charleston! Many attraction tickets can be purchased right here, and there are tons of magazines, brochures, videos and informational kiosks that will inspire your trip! The Visitors Center is also a point of departure for many trolleys and tour companies. There is a (cash only) parking area for those who want to explore the historic downtown district.
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  • Conrad Ehrhardt Railroad Park
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    2396 Low Country Highway
    Ehrhardt, SC 29081

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    803-267-2020

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    Conrad Ehrhardt Railroad Park
    Historic railroad car
    The park is anchored with a cupola-style caboose which has been restored as a working train car. The caboose has been decaled in tribute to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which ran a rail line to the town of Ehrhardt contributing to its growth. The park serves as a memorial to the 19-year-old German immigrant, Conrad Ehrhardt, whose vision created and built Ehrhardt from the surrounding forest. His steam-powered saw mill created jobs, people came and other businesses started. It was this growth that led the railroads to build rail lines to handle the freight and eventually passengers. The caboose has limited handicap accessibility.
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  • Denmark Depot
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    18759 Heritage Highway
    Denmark, SC 29042

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    Denmark Depot
    Historic railroad depot
    The Denmark Depot (circa 1920)was a major hub for the Atlantic Coast Line and subsequent Seaboard Line. Initially it was used for agricultural freight but also handled passenger traffic as demand grew. It is still a working, passenger-boarding station for Amtrak.
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  • Historic Wire Road
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    Wire Road
    St. George, SC 29477

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    843-563-9091

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    Lowcountry

    Historic Wire Road

    Historic stretch of road that leads you through historic homes, natural areas and churches

    Wire Road runs through rural South Carolina, and is named for when telegraph lines were strung in the middle 1800's. This historic roadway lies near the Edisto River, the longest free-flowing black-water river in the United States. Wire Road connected Charleston to Columbia and Augusta and has seen many passerbys, including General Marquis de Lafayette, a key figure in the American Revolution. At least one house that he likely passed is still standing.

    Specific sites along Wire Road (beginning on Highway 78 in Ridgeville) include sections oforiginal track from the Charleston to Hamburg railroad (Best Friend Express, the 1st passenger rialroad in the United States), locally owned eateries and general stores, Givhans State Park,  an Edisto Indian community, Four Holes Swamp, The Clayton House (Built in 1854, records suggest it was a stagecoach stop until the early 1900's), Indian Field Swamp (you can spot a milldam at the edge of the trees that powered the saw mill that cut much of the lumber for the houses in the area built before the Civil War), Colleton State Park, the Koger House (Built 1800), Appleby's Methodist Church (Built 1840s),  The McAlhany Nature Preserve and ending in Branchville, the oldest railroad junction in the world.


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  • Moncks Corner Train Depot
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    100 Behrman Street
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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    843-899-4708

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    Lowcountry

    Moncks Corner Train Depot

    Visitors center and gift shop in historic railroad depot

    Moncks Corner grew up around a railroad intersection and depot in the 1860s. The depot provided the local farmers and lumbermen a way to get their products to market and for homeowners and businesses to receive mail and supplies. After WWII, rail travel and freight shipping declined with an improved highway system. Trains stopped using the depot as a stop in 1975. Fortunately, Moncks Corner kept this important part of railroad and local history by renovating it and evolving it into the town's Visitor and Culture Center and gift shop. It is also a favorite place to hold events.


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  • North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center
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    100 Georgia Avenue
    North Augusta, SC 29841

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    803-441-4380

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    North Augusta Arts & Heritage Center

    Rotating art exhibits, gift shop, and railroad-themed history exhibits

    Located on the banks of the Savannah River, the North Augusta Arts & Heritage Center has rotating exhibits focused on art, photography, pottery and history. The highlight is their railroad themed permanent exhibit on the history of the area. The center also has a gift shop and meeting room.


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  • The Depot Library
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    19420 Solomon Blatt Avenue
    Blackville, SC 29817

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    803-284-2295

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    The Depot Library
    Historic railroad depot now a public library
    Blackville was an overnight stop on the oldest railroad in the country, completed in 1833. This depot was erected around 1910 and used as a depot for both passengers and shipping produce. After World War II, automotive travel and shipping lessened the need for the depot. The Southern Railroad Company closed the line through Blackville, and the depot was eventually moved to its present location to serve as a public library.
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  • The Museum
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    Address:
    106 Main Street
    Greenwood, SC 29646

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    864-229-7093

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    Freshwater Coast

    The Museum
    Local museum and nearby Railroad Historical Center
    The Museum walks you through the history of the area, features a variety of exhibits and even has a nearby Railroad Historical Center!
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  • Westminster Train Depot
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    Address:
    135 East Main Street
    Westminster, SC 29693

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    864-647-5316

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    Mountain Lakes

    Westminster Train Depot

    Visitors Center in historic depot

    One of the town's oldest buildings and a beloved local landmark, the Westminster Train Depot serves as a visitors center and the headquarters for the Westminster Chamber of Commerce. The original Westminster Freight Depot was built in 1885 and eventually the current structure was built as a passenger depot in 1911. As railroad passenger travel declined throughout America, Westminster's rail services were discontinued by 1970. The depot has undergone several alterations, however the basic integrity of the design remains including a prominent hip roof with deep overhang and 22 windows with diamond shaped panes. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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  • Willington
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    SC 81
    McCormick, SC 29835

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    864-391-2665

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    Freshwater Coast

    Willington On the Way

    With a population of around 200 people, Willington is a small village that was once a cotton boom town, whose growth was sparked by the coming of the railroad in 1886. By 1916, it boasted thirteen stores, a livery stable, doctor’s office and post office. Its decline began in the years of the boll weevil and the depression.

    Today "Willington On the Way" is a row of stores built around 1912 that are completely restored for modern uses. You can stop by Willington to see history coming alive again through their history center, a non-profit book store, a visitor's center and an African American schoolhouse. There's even a locally owned Thai restaurant right down the street!


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