Step Into the Past: SC's Old Aiken and Edgefield Region
March 13 – 15, 2019
Old South Carolina; Lovely Small Town Ambiance; Political Nerve Center.
Let’s step into the past, in two of South Carolina’s most legendary places – Aiken and Edgefield. Our home base – the Willcox Hotel – will present us the “Winter Colony” lifestyle that came to Aiken around the turn of the 20th century. We’ll reach further back in Edgefield – home of 10 SC governors, as well as Old Edgefield Pottery, the state’s best regional archive, and a plethora of ancient homes and churches.
- Edgefield treasures, including the Old Courthouse, guided touring in the archives and in Willowbrook Cemetery
- The Old Edgefield Pottery – and a demonstration by the latest Edgefield Potter in Residence, Justin Guy
- Aiken’s sandy lanes connecting fine Winter Colony residences to hidden barns and paddocks
- Redcliffe Plantation – home of James Henry Hammond (stories on location); and other sites in and around Beech Island
Trip price: $1095 / person; single supplement, $225; price includes: 2 nights accommodation and breakfast in the lovely Willcox Hotel; 3 lunches and 2 dinners; all touring per the itinerary; comfortable chauffeured transportation; small group warmth and attention to detail. Price does not include other meals, alcohol, or optional trip insurance.
Chumley’s take: Aiken and Edgefield represent two very distinct geographical regions of South Carolina – each built on soil qualities, overlooked by the casual observer, but vital to the fame of each. It’s not what’s in the water . . . it’s what’s in the soil. Let’s put our hands in that dirt!
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