Things to do in Bamberg County
Bamberg Historic District
According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, most of the properties are vernacular residences with prominent porches and profuse carpenter's ornamentation. The architectural style of some of the larger buildings includes: Georgian Revival, Second Empire, Neoclassical and Gothic Revival. The 1830's South Carolina Canal and Railroad bed that carried the first steam engine, the Best Friend, runs through the middle of this National Historic District. Today the railroad bed is a 1.5 mile walking trail. Journey through time and rediscover the beauty and romance of the Old South with a walking or driving tour of the district. A brochure that guides you through the district is available for purchase.
Edisto River Trips, Bamberg Chamber of Commerce
Float down the South Fork of the blackwater Edisto River from any of the three launches found in Bamberg County. Choose from Claude's Landing, Bobcat Landing or Brabham's Landing. The Chamber offers free shuttles for organized trips held throughout the year. Paddlers are required to bring their own boat and equipment. Call for dates.
This small town has several stores for your shopping pleasure. You can choose from an old time five and dime store, an antique store in a building with a history all its own, an art gallery or a hardware store that sells everything from lumber to fine china. As you stroll the town, notice the hand painted wall bulletins and outdoor advertising signage. These are part of the Denmark Sign Project, an indoor-outdoor community display of 20th century advertising.
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Off of SC 641, 7 miles SW of Ehrhardt. The site is 390 acres and includes the battlefield, an award-winning battlefield interpretive trail, the memorial grounds, a community building and a picnic shelter. The significance of the site centers on the Civil War battlefield, where on February 2 and 3, 1865, a small force of Confederate soldiers in field fortifications opposed the advance of Sherman's army. The well-preserved earthen fortifications are the centerpiece of this important battlefield landscape. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Th-Mon 9 am-6 pm. Admission for Saturday tours.