Family Fun within Five Minutes of Clemson, SC

January 29, 2016 | Austin Canfield
Last updated on March 28, 2016

Bob Campbell Geology Museum

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum (a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection), along with educational programs define the botanical gardens as a primary site to experience both nature and culture.

Free Admission, but donations are welcome
Open Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm
140 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634


Central History Museum

The Central Heritage Society, formed in 1993, is an organization whose sole purpose is to perpetuate historical information and to preserve artifacts and other materials from prehistoric times as it pertains to the Town of Central, South Carolina.

Free Admission
Open Sunday 2pm-4pm (except holidays)
416 Church Street, Central, SC 29630

Photo by Ed Welch

Photo by Ed Welch

Central Railway Museum

The Central Railway Museum includes a “heritage” layout in classic toy train scales and a large dual-level HO layout which is currently under construction and partially operable.

Open the second Saturday of every month
108 Werner St., Central, SC 29630

Fort Hill Plantation Calhoun Historic House

Fort Hill Plantation

Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson. Clemson would then reside in the house until the year 1888, the year of his death. It was Clemson who willed that Fort Hill “shall always be open for the inspection of visitors.” The Fort Hill plantation is mostly furnish with family artifacts.

Admission is $5/adults; $4/seniors; $2/children
Open Monday- Saturday 10am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm; Sunday 2pm-4:30pm
102 Fort Hill St., Clemson, SC 29634

Sip and Stroll at the South Carolina Botanical Garden

South Carolina Botanical Garden

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a unique setting “where nature and culture meet.” This location consists of an abundance of nature landscapes, streams, nature trails and display gardens that stretch across approximately 295 acres.

Free Admission
Open daily from dawn to dusk
102 Garden Trail, Clemson, SC 29634
Garden Website

Woodburn House

Woodburn Historic House

The Woodburn Historic House, built in 1830, exhibits an excellent example of a 19th century SC Upcountry plantation home. The Woodburn Historic House ow consists of a house museum, furnished with antebellum antiques and artifacts from the wealthy Adger family.

Admission is $6/adults, $2/children (free <4)
Open April- October on Sundays from 2pm-5pm
130 History Lane, Pendleton, SC 29670

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