Take a Tour of Aiken County
One of the best ways to view Aiken County is to take a tour! Historic and seasonal tours are available. Private Tours are also available.
Winter Colony & Historic District Tours
Saturdays at 10 am
Please call to reserve your seats.
Tours are enjoyed via small city bus or trolley. Tours depart from the Aiken Railroad Depot at Union and Park Ave. Many sites on the tour were chosen for their historic or architectural significance.
Historic North Augusta Driving Tour
Reservations at least two weeks in advance requested.
Admission: $5 adults / $3 children and includes admission to the Arts and Heritage Center.
The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta offers a 45 minute to 1 hour tour with a step on guide.
Beech Island Historical Society
Redcliffe Plantation House Tours
181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island
Open: Thursday – Monday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. http://southcarolinaparks.com/redcliffe
If school groups are scheduled on a day when we offer tours, the 11am tour will not be held. Please contact the park in advance if you are planning on attending an 11am tour.
Owen Clary, Aiken Historian Tours
Owen Clary. 803-648-2847
Three unique tours of Aiken County offered by local Aiken County historian, Owen Clary.
Horse Creek Valley Tour
Learn of the 13 tiny towns that formed the nucleus of a textile rich area and the William Gregg legacy. 2.5 hrs.
Beech Island and North Augusta
Visit the areas oldest settlement, historic agricultural sites, North Augusta’s Greeneway, the pottery ponds, old Hamburg, and more. 3-4 hrs.
Eastern Aiken County
Agritourism and military conflict sites are the highlights of this tour. See peach, cotton and former asparagus fields, Heritage Preserves and battle sites. 4-5 hrs.
Tailored Tours of Aiken
Tailored tours of Aiken and Aiken County. Three popular tours are: Historic Aiken, Aiken Up Close and Personal, and Aiken and a Plantation.
Aiken Ghost Tours offered to groups of four to ten:
Every Friday at 6:00pm (weather permitting)
$15 per person
Comfortable footwear is highly advised
May bring your own flashlight and camera
Walking tour is approximately 1.5 miles.
Aiken is known for its beautiful homes and landscapes by day, but once the sun sets, it takes on a new life. Taking a ghost tour is a great way to see our city at night and an even greater way to peek into the haunted sites of Aiken. On our Aiken Ghost Tours you’ll walk through some of the most beautifully creepy locations you’d never thought possible in the daylight. We’ll visit haunted and historic locations and learn about their dark, scary history about which even locals are hesitant to whisper. Call ahead to secure your tour – if you dare.