Hagood Mill Historic Site
Hagood Mill Historic Site
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Hagood Mill Historic Site has over 50 acres to explore and is on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Featuring an 1845 gristmill, restored log cabins, blacksmith shop, cotton gin, moonshine still, nature trails, and a gift shop featuring local crafters, musicians and authors! We have monthly musical performances every third Saturday with a different musical theme each month. It is on these days that you can visit and see the grist mill in operation, a variety of living history demonstrators and a quality artisan market. Located on the same grounds is the South Carolina Petroglyph Site, the state's only protected and most accessible collection of rock art. Open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.
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Kim
Greenville, SC12 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Hagood Mill has excellent programs every third Saturday of the month. Last month we camped during the SC Fiddling Championship and this month during their Native American Celebration. They did a super job of socially distancing their events while celebrating many different talents & cultures. Their location with the mill and petroglyphs also offers history-rich participation and learning, and their staff/volunteers are always friendly and helpful.
Written November 22, 2020
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Donna R
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Mar 2022
I like to take my archaeology classes to Hagood Mill to view the Petroglyph Exhibit. Katie Mann is an excellent guide and teacher. She's knowledgeable and I love the way she gets the kids thinking by asking questions. You can view the museum and watch the presentation, on your own any Saturday the Mill is open, but the hands-on activities on a "field trip" are really neat for the kids to see just what an archaeologist deals with: the precision necessary in measuring, the patience in trying to extract an artifact from its surroundings with the minimum amount of damage to the artifact, and even the skill needed in putting a broken piece of pottery back together. Parents and students alike, loved this trip. Thank you Hagood Mill and thank you Katie for a very enlightening adventure into the field of archaeology.
Written March 5, 2022
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Z W
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Jan 2023 • Family
This was a great time, my 12yr old son and I did it together and had a blast. You get to learn some basics and get hands on in a historic site. If you have bad asthma or smoke allergies, bring a mask as this is an open coal forge with no hood and ventillation can be iffy at times.
Written January 10, 2023
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jean v
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Aug 2021 • Family
My family and I visited last summer(2021). Wish we stopped here first , so much to see and do! We missed many of the activities as we had to leave the next day. The gift shop is amazing! Filled with all kinds of delights. Try the coffees, jams and moonshine pickles. So intriguing, I just called in an order for my family and yes myself as well. Great place to visit with children, interactive, outdoors, educational…. Definitely a MUST SEE !
Written April 1, 2022
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David S
Easley, SC1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had a wonderful time at our 50th class reunion at the Pavillion at Hagood Mill. The area was very well kept and all the necessities were provided. Very nice restrooms, well supplied and if you need night lighting it is very nice, either low light or bright. Very nice folks to work with which made it an even better experience. Thanks Billy!
Written August 29, 2021
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CoffeeMates
Alabama238 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
While driving Hwy 11 we were looking for interesting places to stop. The Hagood Mill was a great place to visit if you like old buildings. We do, so it was perfect for us. The mill is operational but does not grind on Saturday. They have events every month, I would love to go to one someday. Dogs are allowed and restrooms are very clean. There is a little store with some interesting artwork. We recommend stopping here for a step back in time.
Written November 14, 2015
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Gerry P
Greenville, SC69 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is just a bit of history (water-driven mill, country store and surroundings) that has miraculously survived (essentially unspoiled) into the present. No rides, no thrills, no hype--just a sense of space and time that rewards whatever commitment you can make to it. Go; leave your 'phone in the car (unless you want to take pictures) and engage with whomever is with you. Or, if you're alone (as I usually am when I visit) talk to the strangers you see there; the place seems to encourage that. Recommended.
Written June 4, 2019
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Hi Gerry. Thank you for the excellent review! You offer great advice to our patrons!
Written May 20, 2020
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LoveExplorin
Simpsonville, SC28 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
On a beautiful Saturday we were taking back roads to Tablerock Park, just enjoying the countryside. We passed a pasture full of cars and a brown attraction sign that aid Hagood Mill. We hung a U-turn to see what was going on. A working water wheel mill and a Gospel singing festival! Fresh hand churned peach ice cream, quilting, blacksmithing, cane chair making, and the music was fantastic. Oh yeah, also 5000 year old petroglyphs and trails. Every third Saturday they do a fest. Fiddle competition coming up, then Native American gathering. Well be back!
Written August 18, 2018
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Thank you for the awesome review LoveExplorin! We are so glad you had a great experience and we hope you enjoyed the Fiddling Convention and the Native American Celebration. Those of two of our favorite events, although every one is dear to our hearts here at the Hagood Mill!
Written May 20, 2020
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KathyM-SC
Pickens, SC30 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Several new buildings have been added, including the building over the main petroglyphs on the site with the light show to bring them out. The 3rd Saturday of each month brings special programs to the Mill as well as demonstrators of several skills from the past. My favorites: the potter, the quilters and weavers and the moonshine still! There is also a nice trail to enjoy and picnic space.
Written July 19, 2017
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Bob S
Myrtle Beach, SC179 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
My family has been to Hagood Mill many times over the last 20 years and each time we find more features to enjoy. Pickens County does a fine job maintaining and expanding the site. If you can go during one of the regularly scheduled Saturday events you can enjoy music and craft demonstrations. However, even on quiet day when you might encounter few other visitors it is a relaxing and informative walk back in time with the grist mill, the petroglyphs and the hiking trails.
Written August 12, 2016
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