THE OLD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A blog by Kim Blum-Hyclak
WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LANCASTER
Take a leisurely walk through Lancaster's picturesque downtown historic sites. A plaque is located in the sidewalk in front of each historic site. This plaque corresponds to the list of historic locations. For more information, call 803-286-8414.
ANDREW JACKSON STATE PARK
196 Andrew Jackson Park Road
Lanaster, SC 29720
Hike the nature trails, take in the historic museum and schoolhouse and fishing in the lake. A 25-site campground is located on the lake at the station, tent, and RV sites. Primitive camping is also available.
DISCOVER SOUTH CAROLINA
The South Carolina Tourism website
1824 Craig Farm Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Kilburnie, believed to be the oldest surviving dwelling in Lancaster, was built circa 1827. It was moved to its present location at Craig Farm where it serves as a unique bed and breakfast.
L & C RAILROAD MUSEUM
512 South Main Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
The headquarters of the L & C Railway houses a railroad museum filled with memorabilia of earlier railroad days in Lancaster County. A scale model of the L & C Springmaid Line, which extends from Kershaw to Chester, runs through the museum. The facility is also home to L & C Rail Tours, offering luxury tours and parties aboard the Golden Tower and the J. P. Henderson, the company's private rail cars. One of the country's top private rail car restoration and rebuilding shops in also located here. Currently open by appointment.
LANCASTER SHAG CLUB
The Lancaster Shag Club is an organization of people in Lancaster and surrounding areas interested in the Official State Dance of South Carolina, the Shag. The club is dedicated to promoting and preserving beach music, shag music and shag dancing. Lancaster Shag Club Inc. is a member of the Society of Stranders (SOS), a corporation owned by the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC).
LANDSFORD CANAL STATE PARK
1898 Park Drive
Catawba, SC 29704
Located in Chester and Lancaster County, currenty open to the public on the Chester side. The park is home to the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily, which grows in the shallows of the river. Hike the nature trails to view the bald eagle nests, see remnants of the historic canal, or view the lilies in bloom. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular year-round.
OLDE ENGLISH DISTRICT
116 Gadsden Street
Chester, SC 29706
The Olde English District is one of eleven tourism regions located in South Carolina. The name refers to the region's early settlement by the English in the mid-1770's and to the Revolutionary War battles fought here. The District is made up of seven Counties: Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PARKS
At South Carolina's scenic State Parks, you will find the best boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking in South Carolina.