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Saluda Factory Historic District

Saluda Factory Historic District

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

One of the oldest and largest textile mills in the state during the antebellum period, the Saluda Factory was built of local granite and completed around 1830. One of the interesting aspects of the mill was that slave labor was used to operate it during this period. During the Civil War, the factory was a large producer of cloth used for Confederate uniforms. Near the mill were other businesses including a general store, gristmill, tavern, and several boarding houses. The Federal troops set fire to the factory and it burned to the ground. The ruins are still visible from the Garden’s Woodland Walk.
Visit the Website Midlands
Columbia
Midlands
500 Wildlife PKWY,
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 779-8717
Info & Amenities
Admission
Zoo admission: adults $9.75; children (3-12) $7.25; seniors and military $8.50
Civil War
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
Daily 9am-5pm; summer weekends 9am-6pm