Cayce sits on the banks of the Congaree River across from Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city. Named to honor one of its prominent citizens, Cayce includes the location of one of the earliest European settlements in the Midlands, known then as “the back county.” It also includes the site of Fort Granby, a former trading post seized and fortified by the British during the American Revolution. The main building for the Cayce Historical Museum is a replica of the trading post/Fort Granby. The museum interprets the agricultural, social and cultural heritage of Old Saxe Gotha (1733), Granby, Cayce and West Columbia. The Cayce Riverwalk Park is a popular 1½-mile walkway along the Congaree River that provides a natural and peaceful setting for walking, jogging and enjoying the natural environment.
For more information about the region, make sure to check out the Capital City and Lake Murray Country Visitor Center at www.LakeMurrayCountry.com! Encompassing Lexington, Newberry, Richland, and Saluda counties, as well as South Carolina's capital, Columbia, this center can help you with every aspect of planning your visit. Give them a call at 1-866-SC-JEWEL (locally 803-781-5940), or feel free to drop by 2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia SC 29212 if you're in the area!