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. Read on to learn about the best things to do in the area:
1. Carter & Holmes Orchids
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
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 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
Memorial Park #Downtown #Newberry #SouthCarolinaPosted by The Grille on Main on Monday, 13 April 2015
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
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
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!
Address: 1207 Caldwell St, Newberry, SC 29108-2707, USA
7. Downtown Newberry
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.
Website: Downtown Newberry
8. The Newberry Firehouse Conference Centre
Happy Monday from the Newberry Firehouse Conference Center!Posted by Newberry Firehouse Conference Center on Monday, 19 May 2014
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
9. Newberry Arts Centre
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
Come see Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None Sept 23-25, 8 pm on Fri/ Sat and 3 pm on Sunday. Great cast! Great director! Great show! Tickets at the door or 803.276.6462Posted by Newberry Community Players on Tuesday, 20 September 2016
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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