Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, & McCormick Counties

Discover Spring's Unexpected Wonders in South Carolina's Old 96 District

Located conveniently between Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina's Old 96 District is bursting with gorgeous peach blossoms, charming small-town festivals, and scrumptious seasonal treats.

We can't wait to see what Unexpected Wonders you will discover!


Spring Discoveries for Everyone

Experience Revolutionary War History

Step into colonial America this spring at the living history demonstration at Ninety Six National Historic Site April 6-7, 2024. Enjoy live music performances by Fiddlin' Hayley King, learn about colonal blacksmithing, medicine, and cooking, watch Revolutionary weapons demonstrations, and more! This is the perfect historical event for everyone in the family to learn about Revolutionary War history at a real Revolutionary War fort.

Enjoy Small-Town Festivals

Spring is the beginning of festival season here in the Old 96 District! From festivals honoring favorite local foods like peaches and catfish, to world-class BBQ and flower festivals, it's always a good idea to plan your visit around an upcoming local festival. Kicking off the season, check out Abbeville's Spring Festival May 2-4, 2024 for live music, amusement rides, and an all-time record number of food and craft vendors!

Visit the Newly Renovated Inn on the Square

Ready to plan your next trip? There are so many lovely places to stay in the region! From historic bed and breakfasts to lakeside camping, there really is a spot for everyone in the Old 96 District! Inn on the Square in Greenwood, SC, has recently undergone a full-scale renovation and is holding their grand-reopening on March 14th, 2024. Don't miss this gorgeous and completely updated boutique hotel in the heart of uptown Greenwood!


Love is in the air all year round in the Old 96 District! So no matter what the season, it’s the season of love. And if you’re looking for somewhere new to go on a date, there are a ton of options in the area. In this post, blogger Lisa Sokolowski shares her ideas for a great date night in the Old 96 District!

We’re not just talking about romantic dates. Yes, there are places for you and your spouse to go. But there are also options for friends dates and family dates. So grab your gal pals or your kids for a great night out!

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Have you ever been shopping in the Old 96 District?

From handmade self-care essentials to exquisite home decor and antique treasures, the Old 96 District curates an eclectic blend with something for everyone. Take a journey through the heart of Southern hospitality, where each shop tells a story and extends a warm welcome to all who pass through its doors. To give you a jumpstart on your next shopping trip, journalist Hayley Hutson shares some favorite local boutiques and bargains!

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What is the Old 96 District?

Old 96 District is one of eleven tourism regions across South Carolina, nestled in the Upper Western part of the state. Our region covers the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick, home to amazing outdoor adventures, a haven for history buffs, and a foodie's paradise. Come see our miles and miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, or paddle board across one of our pristine freshwater lakes. Come visit our communities that are steeped in small town charm and southern hospitality.

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