11 Best Things To Do In Newberry, South Carolina(With Pictures) - Updated 2022

things to do in newberry south carolina

Newberry is a city in Newberry County, South Carolina, in the Piedmont northwest of Columbia. It is a town rich in history and known for its rural beauty and small town charm, carefully and beautifully preserved. Newberry is considered a historic district in the United States. The town has thirty-five contributing properties (to history) and among them is a building dating back to 1789 that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It also includes the Old Courthouse and Newberry Opera House. So if you are interested in culture and history, Newberry is the place to visit. You can stay in one of the top hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals available in the city. Read on to learn about the best things to do in the area:

1. Carter & Holmes Orchids

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Just outside of downtown Newberry on a lonely stretch of country road is one of the premier producers of orchids in the United States. You can tour the greenhouses at any time during normal business hours. The centre can arrange special tours for orchid societies and other groups of ten or more with advance notice. You can even find local hotels and restaurants that you may choose to visit in the area during your stay in Newberry. The centre is open from Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

Carter & Holmes Orchids

Address: 629 Mendenhall Rd., Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: Carter & Holmes Orchids

2. Newberry Opera House

Opera House in Downtown NewBerry SC - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Chanilim714 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Newberry Opera House is a fully restored historic building that is a live-performance space for popular artists, touring theatre companies, and local organizations. Anyone interested in the performing arts would appreciate seeing a show here. For youngsters, it is a great place to take your date!

Newberry Opera House

Address: 1201 McKibben St, Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: Newberry Opera House

3. Wells Japanese Garden

Wells Japanese Garden
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Bill Fitzpatrick used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wells Japanese Garden is a small Japanese garden located at 1608 Lindsay Street in Newberry. It is open daily, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. A beautiful place to visit for any green thumbs.

Wells Japanese Garden

Address: Lindsay St, Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: Wells Japanese Garden

4. Newberry Memorial Park

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This is a beautiful park in downtown Newberry, adjacent to historic Newberry Opera House. You can visit the memorials for the Revolutionary, Civil, World, Korean, and Vietnam Wars. Many of Downtown Newberry’s events take place in this lovely shaded green-space.

Newberry Memorial Park

Address: 1000-1098 Boyce St, Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: Memorial Park

5. Enoree River Winery

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Posted by Enoree River Winery LLC on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Located just 30 minutes northwest of Columbia, Enoree River Winery is a relaxing, intimate winery that serves local, hand-crafted wines. Guests can enjoy wine tastings in the Upper Room from this season’s harvest or relax outdoors on the covered porch overlooking the vineyard. Wine is also available for purchase by the glass and bottle.

Enoree River Winery

Address: 1650 Dusty Rd, Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: Enoree River Winery

6. Old Courthouse

Old Court House - Newberry, SC
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dallas Epperson used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Old Courthouse at 1207 Caldwell St. in Newberry was built in 1852 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It’s a great historic building to visit and great for photo ops!

Old Courthouse

Address: 1207 Caldwell St, Newberry, SC 29108-2707, USA

7. Downtown Newberry

Downtown Newberry
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user A.J. Bertin used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Newberry’s downtown historic district is the centerpiece of the community, a hub for local trade, government, and culture. It’s a true old-fashioned town center where neighbors meet for business and enjoyment, the community gathers for festivals and events, and a picturesque outdoor venue with dozens of shops and restaurants.

Downtown Newberry

Website: Downtown Newberry

8. The Newberry Firehouse Conference Centre

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Newberry Firehouse Conference Center on Monday, March 2, 2020

Through the years, many beautiful landmarks have been built in the town, including the Old Fire Station. In 1883, the Newberry Fire Department was formed by the town and was housed in the Opera House. A few years later, in the early 1900s, a two story fire house was built right next door to the Opera House, giving the Fire Department of Newberry a place of their own.

Eventually, in the 1930s, it was expanded and remodeled in the style of Art Deco by the Works Progress Administration, though it was decommissioned in the 1980s. In 2005, the Old Fire Station was renovated into a state of the art conference center for businesses and social events. Today it is still available for businesses to meet in any of the wide variety of rooms for training seminars, management retreats and executive board meetings.

The Newberry Firehouse Conference Centre

Address: 1227 McKibben St, Newberry, SC 29108, USA

Website: The Newberry Firehouse Conference Centre

9. Newberry Arts Centre

Corner at Main Street NewBerry SC - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Chanilim714 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Newberry Arts Center was established in 2014 and is operated by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. In less than a year a solid arts program was established that included programs for all ages. The mission of the Newberry Arts Center (NAC) and Newberry Arts Program is to provide quality arts experiences to all interested citizens and increase support for working artists while creating appreciative current and future art patrons, by involving the diverse population and fostering local economic growth, while enhancing the quality of life for all residents. The NAC also established and hosted the first ever South Carolina Clay Conference, an annual conference for clay enthusiasts held in Newberry each year.

Newberry Arts Centre

Address: 1200 Main Street & 1107 College Street, 29108 Newberry, SC, USA

Facebook: Newberry Arts Centre

10. Newberry Community Players

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Newberry Community Players on Monday, August 1, 2022

The Newberry Community Players is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1970 and dedicated to providing the opportunity to attend and participate in live theater for the citizens of Newberry County. Check the website to see what’s on during your visit!

Newberry Community Players

Address: 1511 Main Street, 29108 Newberry, SC, USA

Website: Newberry Community Players

11. Voyage through the great outdoors at the Lake Greenwood Recreation Park

South Carolina is decked with several outdoor activities many locals and travelers are accustomed to as it is a rural area filled with greenery and land. A great outdoor adventure place to take your kids to, while traveling with family is the great Lake Greenwood Recreation Park. A nature adventure park like Lake Greenwood’s is one of a kind in its own right as it has several activities for kids and adults to enjoy and try their hands in. Activities like sunrise watching at Myrtle Beach State Park, a sunrise hike in the mountain at Table Rock State Park, to boating, fishing, paddling, scuba diving and many more, there’s definitely something for every adventure junkie out there. Apart from its impeccable array of activities, this recreation park is also an eco-friendly park that strictly practices recycling and energy conservation during camping and other outdoor activities. Indeed, Lake Greenwood Recreation Park is one to check off your nature bucket list when in the beautiful state of South Carolina.

Lake Greenwood Recreation Park

Address: 302 State Park Rd, Ninety-Six, SC 29666, United States

Website: Lake Greenwood Recreation Park

Opening hours: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays to Mondays

Price: 2 USD

Visit Newberry, South Carolina!

Newberry has a rich history and a lovely county. Make it a point to stop by this beautiful place and visit its attractions the next time you’re planning a vacation in South Carolina.

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