5 Reasons to Visit Abbeville County

Abbeville County will add a magical spin to your South Carolina vacation. This tourist destination has several historically significant places and is known for its architecture and landscaping. A visit to South Carolina will be incomplete without traveling to this rich land. Here are some of the must-see attractions in Abbeville.

1. The Abbeville County Opera House
100 Court Square
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-2157
http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/index.htm

The Abbeville County Opera House is one the most popular attractions in Abbeville County. It has received several awards related to promoting tourism in the region. The Opera house is considered to be a major source of entertainment and is known to preserve the history and the culture of the community. Talented artists put up an exuberant performance for the visitors. Inquire about the shows and ticket availability from your Abbeville Inn. The opera house is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2. The Burt-Stark Mansion
400 North Main
Highway 28
Abbeville, SC
(864) 366-0166
http://www.burt-stark.com/

The Burt-Stark Mansion is where the war between the various states came to an end and today is a prized possession of Abbeville County. Visitors can take a tour of this 1820s mansion and view the beautiful Greek revival architecture. The interior of this mansion comprises antique furniture, crystal fixtures and a royal dining room. Drive from your Abbeville Bed and Breakfast to unravel the history associated with his attraction.

3. Calhoun Fall State Park & Marina
Highway 81
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 447-8267

The Calhoun Fall State Park & Marina is located close to Abbeville and is a great place for the entire family. This state park offers several recreational activities and is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. The hiking trails are perfect as they offer challenging terrain and landscaping like no other. The picturesque surrounding offers a perfect backdrop for picnicking. This park is also famous for its fishing-related activities.

4. Trinity Episcopal Church
200 Church Street
Abbeville, SC 29620-0911
(864) 366-5186
http://trinityabbesc.org/index.html

The Trinity Episcopal Church was built in the year 1842 and is designed in the alluring French Gothic style. This church is a must visit as its architecture is unique and awe inspiring. The interiors were done by local craftsmen and is comprised of intricate wood works. The windows are made of stenciled glass, which gives a charming character to the church. It is open to visitors on all days except Sundays and Wednesdays during the service hours.

5. Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House
211 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620-0911 

General McGowan was an officer who served in the Mexican War and moved to Abbeville and spent his entire life there. He lived in this house which was built in the year 1888. This is a must-see attraction as the sheer size and opulence of this house will surely surprise you. The landscaping and the architecture are truly unique. This house has changed hands several times and the last owner was General McGowan.