COMMUNITIES

SC NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMUNITIES & DESIGNATED SITES

The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor represents 17 counties in South Carolina including Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield, Greenwood, Abbeville, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Orangeburg, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, and Georgetown. Each community has its own story to tell. The Heritage Corridor has designated official sites that are open to the public and help tell that story. Happy exploring!

OCONEE COUNTY

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Oconee County is paradise for the outdoor enthusiast from whitewater rafting to kayaking.

PICKENS COUNTY

History is abundant in Pickens County including an 1845 grist mill, charming towns & even pre-historic petroglyphs.

anderson COUNTY

On the shore of beautiful Lake Hartwell, Anderson County has everything from orchards & goat cheese to historic homes.

EDGEFIELD COUNTY

Known as one of the most historic inland cities in SC, Edgefield County has quaint towns and rural peach fields for miles.

GREENWOOD COUNTY

Greenwood County is home to amazing festivals, local shops, picture-perfect Lake Greenwood, a Revolutionary War battlefield and more. 

ABBEVILLE COUNTY

Famous for the deep Civil War history here, the county is also located on the edge of the Savannah River & Lake Russell, making this a perfect historic or natural destination.

SALUDA COUNTY

You’ll find Saluda County is big on agriculture & nostalgia. Here you’ll find the most unexpected gems with local restaurants, historic sites, and a whimsical theatre from a bygone era. 

MCCORMICK COUNTY

Formerly a gold mine, you can still find treasure here in McCormick County in the form of everything from art venues to Lake Thurmond and the Little River Blueway. 

AIKEN COUNTY

Just across the Savannah River from Georgia, Aiken County is sprawling equestrian farms, vibrant towns, significant history, and tons of beautifully preserved outdoor spaces.

barnwell COUNTY

Barnwell County was directly in Sherman’s path during the Civil War, but plenty of history remains here along with mom & pop restaurants, Healing Springs, art venues, a state park & more.

ORANGEBURG COUNTY

Dating back to the early 1700s after inland settlement was strongly encouraged, German-Swiss flocked to the area located along the Edisto River. Today Orangeburg is known for its vast farmland, beautiful gardens, golf and boating on Lake Marion, and more. 

BAMBERG COUNTY

You can count Edisto River trips, a Civil War interpretive battlefield tour, and simply meandering these sleepy railroad towns are among the favorite haunts in Bamberg County.

charleston COUNTY

Everyone knows that Charleston County is one of the most historic sea ports in the United States, but this area is more than just carriage rides. See our favorites for an authentic Lowcountry experience.

colleton COUNTY

Famous for the deep Civil War history here, the county is also located on the edge of the Savannah River & Lake Russell, making this a perfect historic or natural destination.

berkeley COUNTY

Berkeley County is the definition of a diverse experience as home to the first true canal in the US, a plantation-turned-Trappist Monastery, French Huguenot history, and the stomping grounds of the Swamp Fox.  

georgetown COUNTY

Five rivers made this coastal land a hotbed for rice planters way back when. Today Georgetown County has a staggering amount of preserved natural lands, historic sites, a riverfront town, and hidden seaside villages straight from a storybook.

dorchester COUNTY

Just minutes away from the Charleston area, Dorchester County is the birthplace of sweet tea, the Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail, swampy adventures, and truly authentic rural southern charm. 

"My wife and I love traveling in South Carolina. When we discovered the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, it was a perfect fit for us. Now, we are regularly updated on destination spots in South Carolina. Truly a great resource."

- Mr. and Mrs. Garrison