Dorchester County: A historic homes & sites tour

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Each Fall the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society gives a behind-the-scenes tour of their historic gems, most of which are rarely open to the public.

This year's lineup includes:

1. The Badham Mansion (1912): On the tour for the first time last year, Badham Mansion will now include it's remarkable upstairs for viewing that include a maze of rooms and balconies, one which overlooks the massive property.

2. The Koger House (1780s): An early stagecoach stop that was also the home of the first sheriff of Colleton County and several Members of the House.

3. Appleby Church (1780s): A Methodist Meeting House used as the mustering ground for the 24th Regiment of the SCV. During the tour the SCV and a replica of the Hunley will be set up, giving an interesting looking into the days of the Civil War.

4. Indian Field Camp Ground (1801): One of the oldest religious camp grounds in the state.

5. Charles M. Gavin House (1885): Historic home of Major David Gavin's nephew.

6. Klauber Building (1894): An early mercantile store in downtown St. George that now serves as the visitors center and chamber of commerce.

7. Lourie Theater (1920s): An early movie house in downtown St. George.

The tour is November 2, 2013 from 11am-5pm. Tickets are available for purchase the day of the event at the Lourie Theater (225 North Parler Avenue in St. George) or in advance here. Tickets are $15, children under 15 years old are free if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to local historic preservation efforts.