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“Hidden Treasure in downtown!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kilgore Lewis House

Kilgore Lewis House
506 Academy Street, Greenville, SC
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Ranked #42 of 73 things to do in Greenville
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Hidden Treasure in downtown!”
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 a spring that is on the National Historical Registry (look for the sign) and it is a registered Arboretum! All sponsored by the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs and supported totally by volunteer efforts and donations. Please sign the guest registry by the front door!

Visited May 2013
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Greenville
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“Another Historic Greenville Home”
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.

Visited April 2013
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“Even the locals didn't know it”
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 front desk staff, hadn't heard of the Kilgore-Lewis house.

Visited March 2013
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“What a jewel!”
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 grounds!

Visited December 2012
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“Gardens = Meditation Central for Greenville visitors”
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 visitors. The property is owned by the Garden Club. There is off street parking. No charge to visit the garden.

Visited June 2012
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