Special Events


Experience a 1920a secret gin joint, including secret knocks, passwords, live entertainment, dancing, bubbly bar, distilled spirits, and prohibition-era inspired foods. Break out the spats and flapper attire, as themed getups are encouraged!

Ticket information coming soon!

 Upcountry History & Sightseeing 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 Sandwish Company lunch.

Call 864-467-3100 to reserve your seat.

Spring 2018 Tours

The Upcountry’s Dark Corner
February 3, 2018
$45 per person

The Dark Corner of South Carolina has been shrouded in mystery for over 175 years. Loosely defined, it’s the towns of Landrum, Gowensville, and Glassy Mountain that make up the Dark Corner. The area was named not from its reputation for moonshining as most people believe, but because in 1832 it was the only area that voted against the Nullification Act, which gave South Carolina the right to ignore federal mandates.  A local politician said in one of his speeches that this was a dark corner where the light of Nullification could never shine. Thus, the name the Dark Corner was born.

Join Dean Campbell, aka the Squire of the Dark Corner, on a day trip into the Dark Corner’s known and lesser known places to explore its storied past and incredible history.  Campbell, a Dark Corner native, is  a noted historian and author who has written about the Dark Corner’s philosophies, moonshining and superstition, spirituality and scenic beauty.

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

*Duke Sandwich Company lunches will include choice of 2 sandwiches, chips, drink, and dessert. Drink options will include Pepsi or water. Sandwich options will include pimento cheese on white, chicken salad on wheat, ham and cheese on white, or turkey on wheat.


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!