Park History

In 1991, the land that now is the Living History Park was an abandoned water works. As shown in this picture it was an overgrown, swampy area used as a dumping ground by the city. The remarkable change in the…

Features

The Willow Springs Meeting House was built in 2002 by Ted Greer and his family. The Spring House Tavern is the only building original to the site. The Blacksmith’s Forge was one of the first buildings the park added. Built…

Events

Funding assistance provided by Aiken County through accommodations tax funds. If traveling through the area for special events, weddings, retreats, etc., here is a list of accomodations. Check our Google calendar for park reservations and events.  Colonial Times: Under the Crown It…

Latest News

Hammer-In (Mar. 27, 2021)

A Hammer-In is intended to be an opportunity for people interested in blacksmithing to get together to socialize and share knowledge. Registration is required. Date: March 27, 2021 Time: 10:00-3:00 pm Project: Colonial Butterfly Hinges What: This is an intermediate…

No April 2021 Event

The “Under the Crown” event in April 2021 has been officially canceled.  The State of South Carolina only allows 250 people to be in the Park at any time and the social distancing rules prevent us from using the smaller…

South Carolina Militia & Blacksmith Demo

The South Carolina Militia will be meeting at the Living History Park in the Tavern There will be a business meeting with discussion on upcoming events. Anyone interested in learning more about the militia may visit with us between 10:00…

Hammer-In (Mar. 27, 2021)

A Hammer-In is intended to be an opportunity for people interested in blacksmithing to get together to socialize and share knowledge. Registration is required. Date: March 27, 2021 Time: 10:00-3:00 pm Project: Colonial Butterfly Hinges What: This is an intermediate…

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South Carolina Militia & Blacksmith Demo

The South Carolina Militia will be meeting at the Living History Park in the Tavern There will be a business meeting with discussion on upcoming events. Anyone interested in learning more about the militia may visit with us between 10:00…

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Last Saturday Events

Join us for a bit of history on the last Saturday of each month from January through November.  Perry Hill, the Backwoods Cabin, will be bustling with activities of the 18th century.  This is not a big event and allows…

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