Welcome to Greenwood County, SC

Greenwood County

Greenwood County features a unique blend of historical gems and timeless natural delights. The oldest festival in South Carolina-the SC Festival of Flowers-takes place every June in uptown Greenwood, SC. Lake Greenwood State Park is a popular attraction for campers, hikers, and boaters alike. Other attractions that will interest travelers include the Ninety Six National Historic Site and the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site. Locally owned shopping, great cuisine offerings, and award-winning festivals make this county a place to visit. One of only 3 remaining outdoor movie theaters in South Carolina is located in Greenwood, SC. The 25 Drive in Movie has been around for 77 years and shows current movies on Thursday through Saturday.

Discovering the Outdoors in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Article by Clayton Hensley of Knox Road Tripper.  Nature and history collide along the highways and backroads of South Carolina’s Old 96 District taking you on an unforgettable journey. From lakes along the Savannah River to battle grounds of the Revolutionary War, outdoor opportunities abound in this part of the Palmetto State. South Carolina’s Freshwater…

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7 Reasons to Visit the SC Festival of Flowers in Old 96 District

Greenwood, nestled in South Carolina’s Old 96 District, dresses up its streets for the annual SC Festival of Flowers in June. More than 30 handmade topiaries, plants shaped into lifesize animals and whimsical characters, decorate the walkable city. Plan for a weekend trip on the festival’s main weekend in June or visit anytime through July…

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A Weekend of Southern Charm and Mouthwatering Food at Inn on the Square in the Heart of Greenwood

By Hayley Hutson One of my favorite things about living in North Carolina is the abundance of charming towns within a few hours’ drive. From major players like Asheville and Charleston to hidden gems like South Carolina’s Old 96 District, there’s a worthwhile destination for every type of traveler. This fall, my fiancé and I…

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A Mother and Daughter Old 96 District Road Trip (from a 12-year old’s perspective)

Are you thinking of exploring the Old 96 District in South Carolina? I’m here to show you what a good time you can have enjoying their beautiful outdoor spaces, learning at important historical sites, and eating delicious food. When my mom told me just her and I were going on a three-day road trip to…

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Greenwood: Railroad and Civil Rights History, a Drive-In and a Rookie Mistake

Part 3 of 4 (In Parts 1 and 2 in this series, we noted how Old 96 District transported us baby boomers to a simpler time. Our first trip to the area, started in Abbeville and continued in Greenwood). After exploring the topiaries from Greenwood’s annual Festival of Flowers and stopping by The Museum and…

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2024 Festivals in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Feeling cooped up and ready to get back into the sunshine? It’s the perfect time to plan your getaway to South Carolina’s Old 96 District! Famous for outdoor adventures, small town charm, and lively, family-friendly festival experiences, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. Encompassing the five counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick,…

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Topiaries Are Center Stage at the SC Festival of Flowers

By Carol Timblin  Every year fans of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers look forward to the return of the “living” topiaries to Uptown Greenwood. During the weekend of June 10-11, on the 15th anniversary of the topiaries and the 55th anniversary of the popular festival, visitors will be treated to a brand new topiary.…

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5 Charming Small Towns (and 1 Small City) You Must Visit in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

By Jason Barnette South Carolina’s “Freshwater Coast” is sixty-five miles of coastline along the Savannah River – and one of the best hidden gems of the Old 96 District. The tourism district comprises five counties, is filled with small, charming towns connected by two-lane roads. Life is a bit slower as nature and history abound…

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