The Upcountry & Lake Hartwell Country
With continued development since 1996, the site now features the fully operational gristmill, traditional barn with family farm exhibit, a visitors building with gift shop, two historic Pickens County log cabins dating from 1791 and 1925, a blacksmith shop, cotton gin building, moonshine still, and a large outdoor stage for the musical events. Recently installed over Hagood Creek was the 64 ft. Prater’s Creek Bridge, originally a WPA era steel bridge project. The site consistently attracts visitors with the monthly folklife festival and concert series. Traditional arts, folklife and living history demonstrations include milling, blacksmithing, cotton ginning, moonshining, spinning, weaving, bee-keeping, metalsmithing, quilting, woodcarving, flintknapping, chair caning, open hearth cooking and more.
One of the mill site’s strongest suits is the music and other entertainment offered at the monthly third Saturday events. Many of this region's best bluegrass, old time, and blues musicians have performed at the Mill, including many SC Folk Heritage Award winners.
Pickens, SC 29671 (864) 898-2936