110 Hawkins Rd
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Phone: (864) 834-7040
Fax: (864) 834-7075
110 Hawkins Rd, Travelers Rest, SC, US, 29690
- Phone: (864) 834-7040
- Fax: (864) 834-7075
Formerly the home of James Clement Furman, the first president of Furman University, this magnificent 4,960 square foot Antebellum mansion now serves as the university's alumni house. Features of the mansion include a glass enclosed garden room that serves as a meeting room, as well as two large rooms located near the entrance that are available for receptions and gatherings.
Furman University Japanese Garden is located in Greenville, South Carolina. It is an Asian Garden and is open everyday without any entry charges. The Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, and Furman University have a long-term exchange program. This garden reflects this blend of cultures, and it also has a tea-house.
Adjacent to Furman University, the 1540-acre (623-hectare) Paris Mountain State Park was built during the Great Depression in the 1930s and provides great mountain biking and hiking for families and lovers of the great outdoors. The Park Center is located in a renovated bathhouse and contains a the park map as well as exhibits and classes on the surrounding flora and fauna. Filled with lakes that are perfect for a refreshing swim or a day of fishing, summer is the best time to visit. The park closes three hours earlier during the winter.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent, copper roofed house is surrounded by five acres of elegantly charming gardens and is presently the headquarters for the Greenville Council of Gardens Club. The picturesque house may be rented for weddings, family reunions, receptions, and other special events and occasions.
Pleasantly blending several architectural styles, this anachronistic stone castle is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is comprised in part of stones gathered from the old Vardy McBee grist mill that can be dated back to 1776. Prominent features of the mansion include a grand, sweeping mahogany staircase, Waterford crystal chandeliers, rich cherry woodwork, mahogany covered walls, and Italian tiles.
Also known as Greenville Woman's Club, Fountain Fox Beattie House is an Italianate-style house and was built in 1834 by Mr. and Mrs. Fountain Fox Beattie. Fountain Fox Beattie built it for his bride, Emily Edgeworth . The historic house is located in Greenville, South Carolina and was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Originally much smaller, Fountain Fox Beattie House was later enlarged. It was moved from its original location at East North Street to 8 Bennett Street in 1983 owing to the widening of the Church Street and is presently used by the Greenville Woman's Club.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Beattie House is the second oldest residence in Greenville County. Built in 1834, this Georgian-style mansion has a lot to offer in terms of providing beautiful event spaces to visitors. Although owned by the city of Greenville, the property has been leased to the Greenville Woman's Club since 1949. The Club makes the property available for rent for various types of events including wedding receptions, luncheons and recitals. Call ahead for more details.
Located in the heart of Greenville's Downtown area, the Bi-Lo Center is your obvious halt if you are looking for a change from the boring and mundane routine. From musical shows and dramas to sports events and fun fairs, the Center is an entertainment hub for residents as well as tourists of Greenville. If you are the studious type, keep an eye for the programs on the latest scientific inventions. Tickets can be bought at the box office or you can also order them online. Visit the Center's website for more information.
Greenville is a thriving city in the Upstate Region of South Carolina. From their scenic, award-winning Main Street to their city parks and downtown area, Greenville has constructed a community that has retained its sense of small town hospitality while growing to include a wide-range of diversity. Greenville's identity as a flourishing city is underscored by their regular festivals and fairs many of which are free and open to the public.
This beautiful park features two breathtaking waterfalls, scenic overlooks, six landscaped garden areas, nature trails, a lovely pond, and a land bridge. The 1838 Falls Cottage that once served as the home of the George Dyer family and shoe business is located within the park, as well as a historic grist mill and informative plaques that provide details related to history and native species of the trees located inside the park.
This beautiful, historic church features a custom made Casavant Pipe Organ, as well as an educational wing and a gymnasium in the Symmes-Wilson Building.
The perfect setting for a romantic outing or a picturesque day with family, Falls Park on the Reedy guarantees a great time. Feel free to roam through the gardens, or to stop and take in the sights of Reedy River Falls from Liberty Bridge. The park has no entrance fee and is open every day of the week from 7a to 9p. Call or see the website for more information!