Special Events

Upcountry History & Sightseeing Bus Tours

Experience Historic Content Combined with
Great Storytelling & Legendary Locations

Discover the Upcountry South Carolina. Journey through time to experience the Upcountry’s dynamic history and rich culture through amazing stories and surprising secrets. Experienced guides lead guests on destination adventures, providing inspiring stories of extraordinary people and places. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran, tours are designed to excite your imagination, enlighten, and inspire. Reserve your epic journey today for an unforgettable Upcountry experience.

Tours depart from the Upcountry History Museum at 10:00 am, are limited to 20 guests per tour, and include a Duke’s Sandwich Company lunch.

Call 864-467-3100 to reserve your seat.

Spring 2018 Tours


Building an Empire: Greenville’s Textile Crescent
April 14, 2018
$45 per person

In the early 1960’s Greenville, South Carolina was known as the “Textile Center of the World.” Even though this title was created by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the nearly twenty mills located in Greenville had made the fact practically indisputable.  By the 1940’s there were 16 cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills located in Greenville, their geographic locations physically creating a crescent shape.

Join Don Koonce on a day trip into the heart of the Textile Crescent, including mill sites and villages, as well as stories of the owners, entrepreneurs and mill workers. Koonce, a noted historian and film producer has conducted extensive research on Greenville’s textile history and is currently producing a full-length documentary with PBS on Greenville’s textile story.


The Upcountry’s Dark Corner
February 3, 2018

Building an Empire: Greenville’s Textile Crescent
March 3 and April 7, 2018

Future tours to be announced.

The Last Speakeasy
January 26, 2018

From flappers in feathers to dapper Dan’s, see the costumes and relive the fun from our last Speakeasy!

Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Workshop
December 2, 2017

See photos of the fabulous frosting fun we had at this year’s event!

Jan Brett
Demonstration & Book Signing
November 30, 2017

See photos of the event!

Fall Flavor

See photos of our 2017 Fall Flavor event.See photos of our 2016 event.

Save the date: Fall Flavor, September 27, 2018!