Located in Walhalla, South Carolina, the Oconee Heritage Center headquarters consists of our museum Exhibit Hall, Meeting Room, storage facilities, and staff offices.
The Tobacco Factory building was constructed in 1892 at the Walhalla terminus of the Blue Ridge Railroad. Over the past century it has served many other functions, including Ford tractor dealership and furniture store. After many years of disuse, the Oconee Heritage Center moved in to give new life to the building in 2004. We are proud to maintain exhibits and displays that allow visitors a glimpse of Oconee’s by-gone eras.
We are proud to showcase historic exhibits that are unique to Oconee County!
This large room has audio visual equipment and is a wonderful meeting space for meetings, presentations, and gatherings.
The Louise Russell Alexander Children’s Corner is a special place for children inside the OHC.
Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Call or contact us for special appointment
Free! $3 per person donation is suggested.
Ample free parking (including handicap) is available in front of the OHC on Brown’s Square.
Spacious parking for buses.
Clean public restrooms are available to guests.
Oconee Heritage Center facilities are handicap accessible.
Directions to 123 Brown’s Square Drive, Walhalla SC:
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.