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Kilgore Lewis House

Address: 506 Academy Street, Greenville, SC
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Ranked #45 of 82 things to do in Greenville
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have lived in Greenville for nearly 20 years, and am a lifelong resident of the Upstate -- yet I had never heard of the Kilgore-Lewis house until I found it on Tripadvisor while searching for something new to see in town. Having been on very many historic house tours in places like Charleston and Savannah, I was curious as... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Who knew there were 5 gorgeous acres hidden in town? Complete w/ pond, historical home and walking paths! Just gorgeous grounds that can be visited anytime free of charge. House is open 10-2 Wed. - Friday usually, but call before you go if you want to be sure. Perfect site for weddings, meetings, and just to enjoy. Plus, there is... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

When it comes to Historic homes in downtwn Greenville, this is one of the oldest in town. Kilgore House represents the middle eighteenth centrury in Greenville when downtown was just being formed was we see it today.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Sadly, we were disappointed with the condition of this house. Some rooms were poorly furnished while others were used as disorganized storage areas. The restorations that were done didn't appear to be true to the period that this home represents. Hopefully with time and funding it will return to its former self. Surprisingly, every local we asked, including our hotel's... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Kilgore Lewis House is on beautiful grounds and has friendly docents to give you a tour. It was actually moved to its present location, and all the rooms are decorated according to the time period of the house. We went in December, and the Christmas decorations were gorgeous. Very friendly atmosphere; very informative tour. Don't forget to tour the... More 

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North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Visiting Greenville and need a fantastic natural setting for meditation or prayer? The beautiful gardens here (open to the public) are a very special place and close to downtown. They have some very interesting plantings there, and the most beautiful and enormous American beech tree I have ever seen. The shade is a wonderful respite from Greenville's heat for summer... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Visiting The Kilgore Lewis House is like traveling back in time. It was built in 1836, has original fireplaces, and beautifully decorated. There are several terraces .At the lowest level, there is a grassed area with a small pond and gazebo. . The wedding was in April, azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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243 reviews 243 reviews
114 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We went here with my mother and husband on a flawless day. The gardens are exquisite with walking trails, running stream, and abundant flowers. It is so beautiful and peaceful! The houses only open a few hours each day so we got there at the same time as the docent. Had a tour of the beautiful mansion that was filled... More 

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West Union, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Wonderful place for weddings which keep it busy during the summer months.

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