Newberry, South Carolina, and the Historic Dutch Fork

  • South Carolina's Old "Deutsch Fork"
  • Lovely Architecture in Newberry
  • Winnsboro (Fairfield County)


April 30 – May 2, 2025


  • Two nights’ lodging on Newberry’s Old Courthouse Square
  • Up close touring in Newberry, Prosperity, Little Mountain, Peak, and Winnsboro . . . and in the small places in between
  • Delightful historic homes, churches, and civic buildings; invitations to enter
  • Great local dining; opportunities to explore streetscapes and boutiques in the small towns we encounter
  • Local authorities who will share stories and insights about life in the region

Trip Description

Exploring SC’s Historic Architecture and Connected Stories

This lovely 3-day trip takes place not too far from home . . . and that’s a great thing! We’ll have more time to explore and uncover hidden gems in the old “Deutsch Fork” – and still plenty of lovely backroads drives. We’ll make our home for two nights in downtown Newberry – the town that the revitalized Newberry Opera House built. Lovely architecture abounds in Newberry . . . and also in Winnsboro (Fairfield County), and in many of the small or crossroad communities that dot the region. Lucky for us that we’ll have a local authority in tow, who served as the state’s leading preservationist for years. Lovely drives with stops; visits to private sites with unusual stories and architectural features; and a favorite restaurant that’s a stone’s throw from the hotel . . . Score!

What's Included

  • Comfortable van transportation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinners
  • All touring per the itinerary
  • Guide and concierge service throughout the trip

Trip Price

$1,939 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $155)

What's Not Included

Price does not include alcohol, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

..well-planned, from interesting and fun excursions planned each day, to comfortable lodging and transportation. Our trip leaders, Chumley and Khal, were impressive with their knowledge of each area we explored and gracious in their planning of every aspect of our trips.

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This trip departs from Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. If you live elsewhere, please contact us to discuss travel arrangements, and we will look forward to assisting you!

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