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Honoring South Carolina’s rich heritage while pointing the way to a bright future.

We are the champions of South Carolina. While honoring what was, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor guides communities to a thriving future. From Oconee to Charleston County and everywhere in between, SCNHC elevates and encourages heritage tourism through curated resources, community development, and vibrant partnerships. We make South Carolina a better place to live, visit and explore.

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What we do

We're your local experts.

From historic preservation to tourism and program management; our skills work together to build a better South Carolina.

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We have led the charge on a number of successful programs that focus on education, research and promoting South Carolina. Since 1996, we have been awarded over $15 million in grant funds to various tourism projects across South Carolina ranging from new museum displays to hiking trails in the designated heritage corridor.

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Our commitment to preserve, protect and promote extends past the Congress-designated national heritage corridor. We actively partner with communities and local businesses across the state to build brands that elevate tourism and the quality of living. We provide visual design to development plans, marketing strategies and everything in between.


From the mountains to the marsh...

Our team loves experiencing all that South Carolina has to offer while encouraging our partners, travelers and friends to do the same. Part of our mission is to help our supporters find the initiative that leaves their legacy in their community.

By partnering with us, you have the ability to build a better brand presence for your organization while leaning on our talented staff. We are able to maximize your reach and show your community how impactful you are in their economic growth. Through our relationships, we can also support any organizations’ participation by offering employee engagement through our various programs.


Where preservation
meets economic development

As a National Heritage Area, SCNHC receives federal funding through the National Park Service Heritage Partnership Program (HPP), which supports its community development, outdoor recreation development and environmental education work.

The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor represents 17 counties within South Carolina: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield, Greenwood, Abbeville, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Orangeburg, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester and Georgetown.

Each community has its own story tell and we strive to promote and celebrate the cultural and natural resources through programming and grants fueled by the national park service and businesses in South Carolina.
SCNHC partners with other nonprofits, businesses and outdoor recreation leaders to create dynamic statewide programs. Passionate sponsors also help make these programs possible.

There are fifty-five National Heritage Areas and we are proud to be to recognized as leaders in protecting growing and enjoying our state.

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