South Carolina

    Old Sheldon Church Ruins Near Beaufort in South Carolina

    7/19/14 •

    The Old Sheldon Church ruins near Beaufort on the South Carolina coast aren’t on any map, but this peaceful and picturesque site is worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. Originally known as the Church of Prince William’s Parish, the building was built between 1745 and 1755. It’s considered one of the first…

    Boone Hall Plantation Near Charleston, South Carolina: Oldest Working Plantations

    11/06/12 •

    I thoroughly enjoyed a recent visit to stately Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Established in the 1680s by Major John Boone (no relation to Daniel!), it’s one of America’s oldest working plantations. My cousins and I were impressed by the long driveway lined with Spanish moss-draped live oaks. The plantation’s centerpiece is a…

    Georgetown on the South Carolina Coast: A Peaceful Town With Plenty to See

    3/29/15 •

    getaway or an action-filled vacation, drop anchor in Georgetown! Before You Visit Georgetown is on South Carolina’s central coast, where U.S. Highways 17, 521 and 701 meet, about 60 miles northeast of Charleston and 34 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach. To learn more about the town and the surrounding Low Country Region, call the Georgetown…

    Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens in South Carolina: The Oldest and Largest of Its Kind

    2/21/18 •

    I found a lovely oasis south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, the oldest and largest attraction of its kind in the United States. Philanthropist Archer Huntington and his wife, Anna, a sculptor, turned the former Brookgreen Plantation into a showcase for art and native plants and wildlife. Opened to the public in…

    Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, North Carolina: A Glimpse Into the South's Rural Past

    3/01/16 •

    My family and I enjoyed a unique glimpse of the South’s rural past at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm near Pinnacle in northwestern North Carolina. A century ago, farmer Thomas Hauser, his wife and 12 children worked this prosperous 450-acre farm. Today, costumed interpreters (at right) still use horses and mules for muscle and transportation……