Living History Park

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.

Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

  • Living History Park

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.

Christmas in the Backcountry

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This low-key event at the Living History Park demonstrates how Christmas was observed by colonists in the backcountry. Christmas traditions and celebrations varied throughout colonial communities, usually as a result of the cultures of their citizens. Father Christmas, better known to many as St. Nicholas, looks forward to meeting with all those who love the true Spirit of Christmas and the joy the season can bring. He will be dressed as in ages past, in his traditional Victorian coat and cap. Cost per person: FREE

Christmas for the Birds

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Families will love making winter bird feeders at the Living History Park. Bring peanut butter, apples or oranges and share in the joy of creating and giving at Christmas. Cider and cookies will be served and story time will be held at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 & 1:30 p.m. Cost per person: FREE