110 Hawkins Rd
Travelers Rest, SC 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.
The Furman University lies in the city of Greenville in South Carolina, United States. This University has liberal arts colleges under its wings and offers visual and performing arts programs to its students. This distinguished university is one of the nation's premier undergraduate colleges in its field since its foundation in 1826 and rests within a spectacular and spell-binding campus. Lying in the cultural hub of Greenville, this University houses an extensive library as well as provides recreational and athletic facilities.
Though this park has its own Lake Placid, it's not necessarily the snowy retreat as the place with same name in the Adirondacks. The 1540-acre (623-hectare) Paris Mountain State Park began during the Great Depression and since then, it has provided a green getaway for Greenville and Spartanburg families. The visitors center is located in a renovated bathhouse and it holds exhibits, maps and other information about the surrounding flora and fauna. Some of the activities include boating, hiking, swimming, biking and many other pursuits in the Great Outdoors.
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.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate was conceived by a mother who wanted a place for children to go and stimulate their brains through science. It has a wide range of exhibits that have names like 'Construction Zone,' 'Children's Hospital,' '3,2,1 Blast Off,' 'Money Works,' and much more. The center is also used for parties and some of the other programs include STEM classes, Art, and Lego League.
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.
Dark Corner Distillery may sound like an ominous name for a spirits maker, but when you're making whiskey out of corn, there is something mysterious and macabre about this particular process. The distillers here at Dark Corner make several types of whiskey and a couple of 'moonshine' type bottles. The 'Apple-achian Shine' and 'Carolina Peach Shine' feature those fruits and though they are still made from corn, there is still a wildcard in the bunch, the 'Stumphouse' is made with wheat mash.
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.
Trey and Bryan Boggs are two good ol' boys from South Carolina and they know their liquor. Here at Palmetto Moonshine in Pendleton, they churn out some tasty, "not-your-grandad's" moonshine. Some of the flavors include peach, blackberry and apple pie as well as the more traditional 'White Lightning.' The Boggs Brothers also sell preserves, drink mix, steak rub and other products associated with their moonshine.