Sightseeing in Orangeburg

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Columbia

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Columbia's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Historic Riverwalk Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Palmetto Outdoor Center (Up to 60% Off)

Palmetto Outdoor Center

West Columbia

$20 $10

During a leisurely 1 mi. stroll along the boardwalks, knowledgeable guides illuminate guests on South Carolina’s history

Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

$80 $40

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

$25 $12

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36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

Flight Aviation Lesson or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour and Photo Safari from Holy City Helicopters (Up to 45% Off)

Holy City Helicopters

North Charleston

$325 $225

Take to the skies for an hour-long lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter, or sit back for a picturesque cruise above regional landmarks

Charleston Old Walled City Walk for Two or Four from Old Walled City Walking Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Old Walled City Walking Tours

Charleston

$40 $19

Local historian leads walking tours along Charleston's cobblestone streets while narrating stories about people & events that shaped city

Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 53% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

$350 $175

Expert captain mans a 43-foot sailboat during customized expeditions at sunset or during the day

Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

$37 $17

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

Pirate and Haunted-History Tours for Two from Walks in History (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Mediums and authors of historical books guide tours past former pirate hideaways and current haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

$40 $19

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

$40 $19

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$159 for a One-Hour Flight for Up to Three at Fidelis Aviation ($290 Value)

Fidelis Aviation

Multiple Locations

$290 $159

Experienced commercial pilots take up to three guests soaring through the air over sea islands, marshlands, and Atlantic coastline

$65 for a Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two from Captains Source ($150 Value)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

$150 $65

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Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

$24 $12

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Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

$20 $10

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Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

Historical-Adventures Tour for One, Two, or Four by Ghost Party (65% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Savannah

$25 $12

Explore Savannah's history on a tour that visits some of the city's oldest mansions, which date back to the 19th century

Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Stroll Savannah (Up to 59% Off)

Stroll Savannah

Savannah

$32 $15

A fictional gravedigger or mortician's wife leads groups through the haunted mansions, cemeteries, and squares of Savannah

Two or Four Tickets to Davenport House Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Davenport House Museum

Downtown Savannah

$18 $9

The award-winning preservation of a Federal-style home built by Isaiah Davenport lets visitors glimpse life in the 1820s

Public Walking Tour for Two or Four from Savannah Belle Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Savannah Belle Tours

Savannah Historic District

$40 $17

Friendly, knowledgeable guide Michelle leads groups on tours around Savannah landmarks, customizing stops to personal interests

Trolley Tours for One or Two from Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

City of Savannah Visitors Center

$20 $11

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Narrated tours explore historic Savannah & its waterfront for 90 uninterrupted minutes; passengers hop on & off as they wish until 5:30 pm

Ghost of Savannah Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Full Moon Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Full Moon Tours

Downtown Savannah

$20 $10

Learn about Savannah's spooky history during a pub crawl with stops at three to five watering holes

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Savannah

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

Outing for Two or Four to The Harper Fowlkes House (Up to 53% Off)

The Harper Fowlkes House

Downtown Savannah

$20 $10

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Nineteenth-century Greek Revival mansion showcases antique artwork, two-story porch & once-gas-burning chandeliers during regular tours

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The Savannah Walks (Up to 54% Off)

The Savannah Walks

Downtown Savannah

$27 $13

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Guides shepherd groups through Savannah’s colonial district to induce shivers with tales of hauntings, exorcisms, and Gullah superstitions

Admission and Tour of the White Home for Two, Four, or Six from Historic Rock Hill (50% Off)

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

$12 $6

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

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When visitors step into one of the South's largest children's museums, there's one thought that commonly crosses their minds: That's a big kid. Waiting to greet them is a 40-foot-tall statue of EDDIE, a reinforced, molded-plastic boy who weighs 17.6 tons and—like almost everything at EdVenture Children's Museum—is ready for kids to explore. After they've climbed inside his heart, up to his brain, and slid down his intestines—all while learning about their own bodies—kids race to explore the rest of the museum's more than 350 hands-on activities contained within nine exhibit galleries. As a testament to its attractions, EdVenture Children's Museum received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, an honor given to only 10 libraries and museums in the nation.

Past Eddie, EdVenture’s permanent exhibits include the World of Work, where kids climb aboard a John Deere tractor, take the helm of a 24-foot fire truck, and learn the value of money by spending Eddie Bucks on groceries or flooding the market to undermine the local economy. At the Aha Factory, wee ones recycle everyday items into paper snowflakes, pipe-cleaner butterflies, and glitter-encrusted egg cartons. Children 3 and younger, meanwhile, can explore the My Backyard exhibit, an age-appropriate haven of soft surfaces.

211 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
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Havens Framemakers & Gallery traces its lineage back to 1968, when Robert Havens set up a shop full of handmade, custom-tailored frames. He passed the business to his daughter Betsy in 1985, and she, like a confused track-and-field competitor, handed the torch to current owner Jackie Vazquez. Jackie draws from the Havens family's tradition of expert craftsmanship and her own 20-year stint at the company to surround diplomas, artwork, and keepsakes with a selection of more than 5,000 mouldings collected from a range of vendors. Gilded and hand-carved pieces adorn the gallery’s seven walls, surrounding experienced designers who set to work enshrining 3-D objects in shadowboxes or protecting old photographs and celebrity potato-chip look-alikes within conservation frames.

1616 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
US

Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills? storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts; not including blockbuster exhibits.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits and have previously featured artifacts from such entities as the Titanic, Civil War?era Charleston, or the 300 years of American-made telescopes, with each carefully monitored to ensure they contained just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
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Built in 1772, the Laurence Corley Log House is Lexington's oldest documented abode. It's a logical starting point for visits to Lexington County Museum, a seven-acre village of 36 historic structures that recreate Lexington life from 1770 until the Civil War.

Those buildings include the original Lexington County post office and the Hazelius House, where Charlie D. Tillman composed "Give Me That Old Time Religion." The first Lexington County building included on the National Register of Historic Places, the John Fox House is even outfitted with furnishings the family would have used, such as a pine lazy susan and a mahogany Xbox. Other structures likewise stock authentic 19th century artifacts, such as textiles, pottery, and weapons.

While the exhibited buildings grant a visual glimpse into the past, 13 hands-on activities immerse kids in authentic 19th century experiences. Youngsters can weave on individual lap looms inside the loom house, play with replica toys from the 1800s, or churn butter in the Fox house yard. In the one-room schoolhouse, schoolmasters in period dress teach full lessons to children who must jot down notes with quill pens.

231 Fox St
Lexington,
SC
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Celebrating its 25th year, the Sumter County Museum immerses visitors of all ages in everyday life from decades past with extensive historical collections and hands-on exhibits. In the handsome Edwardian Williams-Brice house, guests examine artifacts, artwork, and personal effects of Sumter County residents from the early 20th century, while a Carolina Backcountry homestead gives kids and adults alike a taste of life in the early 1800s with a log cabin, blacksmith's shop, and settler's house.

  • Size: Museum grounds include a two-story Edwardian mansion full of Sumter county archives and fine art exhibits, a surrounding of elegant Southern gardens, and a recreated early 19th-century frontier settlement
  • Eye Catcher: A living-history exhibit of a Carolina Backcountry homestead sends visitors back to 1812 with a rustic log cabin, blacksmith's shop, smokehouse, barn, settler's house, and steam-powered video game console
  • Permanent Mainstay: Built in 1916, the stately Edwardian Williams-Brice House hosts an extensive textile collection, fine arts, and artifacts from 20th century American-military history
  • Hidden Gem: The museum's extensive archives hold treasures for armchair historians, genealogists, and professional scholars alike, with more than 30,000 photos, personal letters, business records, and maps that date back well into the 19th century
  • Don't Miss: The Martha Brice Gardens delight visitors with a labyrinth of dogwoods, azaleas, fish ponds, and century-old pecan trees in a design laid out by celebrated landscape artist Robert Marvin.
122 N Washington St.
Sumter,
SC
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Back in 1972, Pat Koelker and Nancy Wilds founded Aiken Center for the Arts in the hopes that it would become a haven for creatives of all stripes. Far exceeding their expectations, these days the center and studio offers a wide assortment of classes, a juried exhibition for artists of all ages, lectures, and even concerts. Kids' classes foster creativity in a variety of media, ranging from weeklong camps for children aged 4?13, to intensive study for high-school students, to six-week guitar classes for kids as young as 6. Meanwhile, adults can enroll in painting classes or drop in for a wine and canvas class, wherein they're challenged to not drink from the paint-water cup.

122 Laurens St SW
Aiken,
SC
US