Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

  • Living History Park
  • 236 West Spring Grove Ave
  • North Augusta, SC 29841
  • Dates vary
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The region's colonial past comes to life during this two-day history festival featuring demonstrations and living exhibits. Featured attractions include hornsmithing, pottery, a tomahawk throw, butter churning, weaving and spinning, quilting, candle making, scrimshaw, pewterer, musket firing demonstrations, calligraphy, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, woodworking, and meat smoking and curing.

Be sure to stop by and visit with the Indian traders, the Backwoodsmen, the Sutlers, the Milliner, the Tavern Keeper, the Alchemist, and pet the animals! Dance master Dana Cheney will call colonial dance on both days. Please join in and learn how to do Hole in the Wall, Christ Church Bells, Duke of Kent Waltz, and others. Dance times will be posted at the Barn.

Special guests this year include: Ben Franklin, George & Martha Washington, an Irish linen worker, the Olde Towne Militia and The Rat Catcher.

Cross the covered bridge to visit Roger's Ordinary for lunch, snacks and refreshments.

Experience history firsthand through demonstration of colonial life. The Living History Park was designed so the community could enjoy a passive greenway atmosphere reminiscent of the 18th century. The Park represents North Augusta and the surrounding areas of the 1716–1785 period during which it played a vital role in the development of South Carolina and Georgia (colonies at the time) through the Indian Trade. In addition, the park hosts events year-round.