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Address: 506 Academy Street, Greenville, SC
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Another Historic Greenville Home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2013
Harry S
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Greenville
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Archdale, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Let me begin the review with a major positive about this place. The grounds are simply beautiful, almost stunning for this time of the year (May) but if this place, going forward, wants to advertise on it's web site that it can handle weddings, it needs to think again. I was recently there working a wedding and again although the... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I wish I could tell you what it looked like but they were closed. We went there on a Wednesday and saw a note on the door. We did look in the windows and what we saw was nice. It isn't set up like most historical houses, kind of plain. We do plan to go again sometime in the future... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wife and I stopped in. There was a garden club meeting going on, but we were welcomed right in. House is historically important, but it was not really decorated and stages like you would expect. There was some period furniture, but it looked more like an office. It is actually the home of the garden club, I think. Gardens were... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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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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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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Greenville
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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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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
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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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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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Easley
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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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