Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina

Experience four beautiful counties in western South Carolina where yesterday is preserved for today. History from every American era is evident throughout Thoroughbred Country. Learn about Colonial Times through demonstrations in dance, frontier trading and blacksmithing. Explore Civil War battle sites and historic plantation homes. Visit our quaint towns for museums rich with history and events which display local culture. Stories of the Charleston to Hamburg rail line can also be found.

While history abounds, Thoroughbred Country is also a place of natural beauty. Notice the Spanish moss gracing enormous live oak trees. Take in the beauty of a Carolina Bay or the flora and fauna at a local sanctuary. Hike through an urban forest or let the elegance of a public garden carry you to another time. Paddle the Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater river in the world. Cool off with a drink from the Healing Springs, whose waters are believed to have curative powers. Here you can shop for antiques and local crafts, such as locally-thrown pottery or Mennonite quilts. Unique gifts and art galleries can also be found.

Take a break from your adventures and enjoy our cuisine. Roadside stands, barbeque joints, cozy cafes, freshly-baked Mennonite goods and full-scale dining can be found here. After a full day of experiencing our history, our nature, our shopping and our food, rest your head at a quaint bed and breakfast or a historic hotel.