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, are limited to 20 guests per tour, and include a boxed lunch.
Spring 2018 Tour Itinerary
Building an Empire: Greenville’s Textile Crescent with Don Koonce
March 2, 2019
$45.00 per Museum Member
$50.00 per Non-Member
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.
Call 864-467-3100 to purchase your tickets today!
Veterans’ Tribute Day
The Upcountry History Museum is proud to support our nation’s military through programs and exhibitions. Explore photos from our 2018 Veterans’ Tribute Day.
The Last Speakeasy
January 26, 2018
Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Workshop
December 2, 2017
Demonstration & Book Signing
November 30, 2017