Things To Do In Bennettsville, South Carolina: Admire The Architecture

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Driving into Bennettsville, South Carolina, you can’t miss the large, Victorian style homes, complete with grand wrap-around porches and manicured landscaping. The town is known for its historical homes and buildings and you’ll be able to take it all in while browsing the historic district.

1. Browse the historic district of Bennettsville

Posted by Tamara Park on Friday, 23 January 2015

Named on the national register of historic places, historic downtown Bennettsville has a variety of beautiful architecture. You’ll see the old Marlboro County Courthouse, built in 1885, the first Presbyterian Church, and the D.D. McColl House, a large, Queen Anne style house, among many other buildings and shops. Many of the buildings date from the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. You’ll notice styles such as Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Beaux Arts, and bungalows. Try the Red Bone Alley Restaurant if you’re hungry after shopping - it’s a favorite among locals.

Historic District of Bennettsville

Address: 2111 Minnesota Street, Bennettsville, SC

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: Accessible by car. Located within Bennettsville.

Near by Food: Red Bone Alley Restaurant.

Facebook: Historic District of Bennettsville

2. Have a picnic at Lake Wallace

Beautiful Lake Paul Wallace, Bennettsville, SC

Posted by Robin Driscoll on Wednesday, 1 January 2014

If you’re looking for a leisurely place to enjoy a stroll, a picnic, or just bask in the sun, Lake Wallace in Bennettsville is a great place to relax. There is a beach area by the water where you can dig your toes in the sand or even take a swim if the desire strikes you, and pavilions to set up a picnic. The lake is also a popular spot for fishers and boaters, especially small boats such as canoes and kayaks. Best of all, there’s no admission fee, so this is a completely free attraction.

Lake Wallace

Address: Lake Wallace, Bennettsville, SC 29512

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: Accessible by car. Located within Bennettsville.

Near by Food: Southern Prime Steakhouse.

Website: Lake Wallace

3. Munch on fresh fruit at Quiet Brook Produce

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Quiet Brook Produce, located a 25-minute drive outside of Bennettsville, offers some of the most fresh produce in the area. Support a small local business by stopping by and trying strawberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, okra and cantaloupe, depending on what is in season. Quiet Brook Produce is open from April to December, during the growing season. Hours vary, so be sure to call ahead of time to set up a time to visit and shop.

Quiet Brook Produce

Address: 417 Quiet Brook RD, Darlington, SC 29540

Price: from 15 USD

Opening Hours: Hours vary.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by a 25-minute drive from Bennettsville to Darlington via US 401 S.

Contact: +1 8433938333

Near by Food: Rhett’s Restaurant

Website: Quiet Brook Produce

4. Learn at the McColl Museum

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Founded by Dr. C.W. Love in 1997, the museum was formerly named the C.W. Love Museum in honor of the former dentist. The museum is housed in Dr. Love’s former dentist’s office. The McColl Museum strives to let visitors sample “days from a time gone by”, preserving history via World War II memorabilia, classic cars, a dental chair, and even stuffed wildlife. The small museum is only open on Sundays from 2pm-4pm, and it won’t take you long to look around. There is no admissions fee, but the museum does accept donations.

McColl Museum

Address: 107 North Marlboro Street, McColl, SC 29570

Opening Hours: Sundays from 2pm-4pm.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by driving. Located 15 minutes away from Bennetsville in McColl.

Contact: +1 8435236868

Near by Food: Asheten’s.

Website: McColl Museum

5. Browse the Bennettsville Farmers Market

Posted by Visit Bennettsville SC on Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Do you love fresh, local produce? Do you love browsing farmer’s markets to see what different fruits, vegetables, and handmade items you’ll find? Don’t miss the Bennettsville Farmer’s Market! Located on Broad Street in Bennettsville, the farmer’s market combines a huge variety of vendors who sell fresh fruits and vegetables as well as meat and handcrafted items such as jewelry. The hours of the farmer’s market are 7am–1pm Saturdays in May through December and 1pm–6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays in May through December. The farmer’s market is closed for the winter.

Bennettsville Farmer's Market

Address: Broad Street, Bennettsville, SC

Opening Hours: 7am –1pm Saturdays May-December and 1pm–6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays in May-December.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by driving. Located within Bennettsville.

Near by Food: Chef Warren’s.

Website: Bennettsville Farmer’s Market

6. Taste local favorites at Talk of the Town

Posted by Talk of The Town on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

One of the best ways to experience a new town is to try local cuisine. Talk of the Town is a local favorite that offers salads, hoagies, chicken dishes, and delicious steaks. Talk of the Town is best known for its burgers, but don’t miss the hoagie steak and the chicken parmesan, some of the most popular dishes. The restaurant also offers a delicious fried pork steak. The restaurant is open from 9am-5pm every day, so don’t forget to stop in!

Talk of the Town

Address: 161 15-401 Byp W, Bennettsville, SC

Price: from 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by driving. Located within Bennettsville.

Contact: +1 8434797411

Facebook: Talk of the Town

Taste the flavors of Bennettsville

While you’re visiting, don’t miss sampling local produce, freshly baked bread, and homemade jams and salsas among a huge variety of food and beverages at the Bennettsville Farmer’s Market. Since the market is located in downtown Bennettsville, you’ll also be able to take in the architecture while you shop and dine. The quaint, historic town is full of unique buildings and shops, and you’ll be able to bring home a souvenir to remember it by.

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