Oconee Heritage Center 

The Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) is a non profit organization that actively preserves and promotes the history and cultural heritage of Oconee County, South Carolina, through its museums, programs and historic sites.

 

OHC Museum

OHC Exhibit Hall

The Oconee Heritage Center museum is located in Walhalla, SC.

Visitors explore the history of Native Americans, Immigration, Railroads, New Deal Programs, Textile Mills, Agriculture and much more as it relates to Oconee County.  The exhibit hall offers a self-guided tour of Oconee’s history.  Popular exhibits include the dugout canoes being preserved within the museum, a walk-in Stump House Tunnel exhibit and a Depression Era Tenant Farmer’s House.  The Louise Russell Alexander Children’s Corner is a special part of the museum where children can explore our culture and heritage in a fun environment.

The OHC is a community-supported endeavor, and we invite everyone to join the effort by becoming a member, volunteering and donating artifacts.

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Call or contact us for special appointment

Admission:

Free!  $3 per person donation is suggested.

Parking:

Ample free parking (including handicap) is available in front of the OHC on Brown’s Square.

Spacious parking for buses.

Restrooms:

Clean public restrooms are available to guests.

Handicap Accessibility:

Oconee Heritage Center facilities are handicap accessible.

Directions:

From Greenville (SC) via I-85 South:  Take exit 19-B for US-76 W/ SC-28 W toward Clemson.  Continue to Clemson (11 miles).  Turn left on SC-28 W/ US-123 S/ US-76 W/ Tiger Boulevard toward Seneca (9 miles).  Turn right on SC-28 W toward Walhalla (7.2 miles).  SC-28 W becomes Main Street.  Turn left onto S. Tugaloo Street, then left onto Brown’s Square Drive.

From Atlanta (GA) via I-85 North:  Take exit 1 for SC-11 toward Walhalla.  Travel 19.7 miles to intersection of SC-11 and SC-28.  Use ramp to merge onto SC-28 W.  SC-28 W becomes Main Street.  Turn left onto S. Tugaloo Street, then left onto Brown’s Square Drive.

From Asheville (NC) via I-26 East:  Take exit 54 for US-25 toward US-176/ NC-225/ Greenville.  Continue on US-25 S for 15.7 miles.  Exit left onto SC-11.  Continue on SC-11 S to SC-183.  Take SC-183 to SC-28 (Main Street).  Turn right onto Main Street.  Turn left onto S. Tugaloo Street, then left onto Brown’s Square Drive.

 

 

General Store Museum

Exterior of General Store Museum, which is housed in the Barrett-Jones building
Exterior of General Store Museum which is housed in the Barrett-Jones building

The General Store Museum is a branch museum located in Westminster, SC.

This museum displays a vast collection of original artifacts from the historic England’s General Merchandise store of Westminster and features exhibits on the history of the greater Westminster, SC, area.

Hours:

Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Call or contact us for special appointment

Admission:

Free!  $3 per person donation is suggested.

Parking:

Ample free parking (including handicap) is available along Main Street and in the public parking lot next to the historic train depot across the street.

Parking for buses available in the public parking lot across Main Street.

Restrooms:

A clean public restroom is available to guests.

Handicap Accessibility:

General Store Museum facilities are handicap accessible.

Directions:

From Greenville (SC) via I-85 South: Take exit 11 for SC-24 toward Westminster.  Turn left onto E. Main Street in Westminster.  Continue and make slight right at Rite-Aid to stay on E. Main Street.  Destination will be on left.

From Atlanta (GA) via I-85 North:  Take exit 1 for SC-11 toward Walhalla (10 miles).  Exit left onto SC-24 W.  Turn right to stay on SC-24 W.  Turn left onto E. Main Street in Westminster.  Continue and make slight right at Rite-Aid to stay on E. Main Street.  Destination will be on left.

From Asheville (NC) via I-26 East:  Take exit 54 for US-25 S toward Greenville.  Exit left for SC-11 S.  Turn right to continue on SC-11/ US-276 N.  Continue to intersection of SC-11 and US-123.  Exit right onto US-123 toward Westminster.  Continue and make slight right at Rite-Aid to stay on E. Main Street.  Destination will be on left.

 

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