Aiken County Historic Sites
Aiken County Historical Museum
433 Newberry Street, SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday – 2 pm-5 pm
Named ‘Banksia’ after the Banksia Rose, which graces the brick wall near the entrance, the museum is actually two houses joined together with the older section dating to 1840. The large brick portion was built in 1931 as a Winter Colony home by Willis Irvin for Mr. Richard Howe, who married into the Deering family. His initials are above the door.
Redcliffe State Historic Site
181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island, SC 29842
Grounds: 9am-6pm, Daily
Office Hours: 11am-noon, daily
Tours: Th-M: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
11am tour subject to cancellation due to school groups.
Please contact the park if interested in the 11 am tour.
Park admission is free.
$7.50, age 16 & up
$5, SC Seniors and students (age 6-16)
Children age 5 and under are free.
National Register of Historic Places
During the late 1600’s, the Savano, Creek, Yuchi, Cherokee and Chickasaw Indian tribes traded with settlers at Savano Town, near present day Beech Island. The Savano Indians occupied the bluff until shortly after 1716. At that time, Fort Moore at Savano Town and the Congaree Fort near Columbia was constructed in order to control the Indians and monopolize the southern skin trade.
AIKEN STATE PARK
Constructed in the 1930s by an African American branch of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Aiken State Park continues to host their construction
Find out more about Aiken State Park
THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN
AMERICAN HISTORY, ART & CULTURE
The Center for African American History, Art & Culture in Aiken will be a vehicle to showcase and enhance the Aiken African American population’s involvement in the arts and a forum for celebrating both Aiken’s diversity and its sense of community. The center is under construction in the historic Immanuel Institute.