The society’s 15th Annual Historic Beech Island Tour to be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. will feature 14 historic and unusual places to visit.
Among them will be Carolina Country Farms, a real working farm complete with a vast array of animals — goats, sheep, Emus, horses, chickens, turkeys, guineas, pigs, ducks, rabbits, peacocks and a milk cow. Come pet and feed the animals and tour the farm’s 1850s home near Jackson, SC.
Other sites include:
Trusty Farms, a plant nursery where Ryan Trusty grows a wide variety of unusual food-bearing, flowering perennials, carnivores, and tropical and aquatic plants.
Boondock Farms, an agri-tourism farm where Jarett and Laura Acosta sell homemade jams, jellies, and tomato pies as well as handmade candles.
The Farmers’ Gardens at Glen Loula. Jenks and Gloria Farmers’ beautiful old-school cottage garden where Jenks raises fields of beautiful pink crinum lilies.
Our tour also includes: tours of Redcliffe Plantation, First Baptist Church of Beech Island, Silver Bluff Baptist Church, The Beech Island Historical Society’s History & Visitors Center, Country Store and Agricultural Museum, Hammond and Zubly Cemeteries, a 1737 Swiss Settler’s Archaeological Site, The Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary and Risher Cabin.
Tickets are $25 for adults ($20 in advance) and $20 for seniors ($15 in advance). Children under 18 are free.
The barbecue lunch is from 11-1 p.m. and cost $15 per person.
For more info, call Jackie Bartley @706-833-3651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website beechislandhistoricalsociety.com.