Spartanburg is as diverse as the patterns on a handmade quilt. The different perspectives and topics of our local history all come together—patched with pride and loyalty—to tell a beautiful and complex story of our humble beginnings in the Revolutionary War to becoming a textile powerhouse.
The Museum is located in the historic Southern Railway Spartanburg Union Depot at 298 Magnolia Street. Take a step back into history and learn about how the railroads were connected to the textile and peach industries in SC.
Walnut Grove Plantation recounts how free and enslaved people settled the South Carolina Backcountry, fought for independence, and built a new nation.
There are so many places to visit, so many people to meet, so many stories to hear, and so much history to appreciate. A good place to start is with these free History-themed guides we’ve pulled together for you:
Soak up local history at the Spartanburg Historical Association before heading to the Hub City Railroad Museum to see how the Hub City got its nickname. Stay downtown and take the Historic Downtown Walking Tour to get a glimpse of the sites and buildings that have shaped the city’s history.