The SCHS History Tour App
The history tour app created exclusively for the Society's 2021 Fall Tours in Beaufort and Greenville is now available for purchase. Take a walking tour of historic churches in downtown Beaufort or learn about mills that are still standing in what was once known as the “Textile Center of the World”! The first 100 people to purchase the tour app will also receive:
• Access to the app needed to take tour
• Beaufort walking tour booklet or Greenville driving tour booklet
• SCHS membership and museum brochures
• A Sacred Place: Old Churchyard Parish Church of St. Helena booklet [Beaufort Tour Only]
• Vintage Charleston Union Station postcard
• Greenville postcards [Greenville Tour Only]
Beaufort Tour Information:
Take a walking tour of historic churches in downtown Beaufort! So much of the history and culture of Beaufort can be learned and understood through the churches that for centuries have been part of the community. The stories embrace male and female, young and old, Black and White. Architecturally significant and historically important, these churches individually and collectively shape a narrative that is compelling and unique.
This self-guided walking tour will include six historic churches, which today are still vibrant centers of faith: the parish church of St. Helena, the Baptist Church of Beaufort, Wesley Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and First African Baptist Church.
Greenville Tour Information:
During this specially designed self-guided driving tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about mills that are still standing and share the fascinating history of what was once known as the “Textile Center of the World.”
By the 1930s, sixteen major cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills lay within three miles of downtown Greenville, forming a crescent around the growing city. The entrepreneurs who built these mills and their villages became leaders in the southern textile industry and set out not only to build an empire, but also build the upstate of South Carolina.
Mills included in the tour are Mills Mill, Franklin, Dunean, Westervelt/Judson, Judson II, Brandon, Piedmont Plush, KM Fabrics, Woodside, Carolina/Poinsett, Southern Weaving, Monaghan, Riverdale, Union Bleachery, Simpson/American Spinning, and Poe.