Sometimes the best treasures are found in rural areas that you never thought about visiting. This is definitely the case when it comes to Union, South Carolina. If you enjoy the small town feel while having a number of options to keep you entertained then this is a great town to do just that.
One of the most interesting attractions in Union is the Union County Museum. They take great pride in preserving the history of the area and the country. They believe that by remembering where Americans had once been they can better understand where they are going into the future. In addition to the museum located on main street in the restored Flynn building you will also find another site that is open starting in the spring.
The Cross Keys Plantation is a great way to explore what life had been like during the 1800s. There are a number of building on the site that are open to the public during their normal operating hours. These can vary so it is best to contact them or visit their website before making plans to enjoy the history that you can find there. In addition to the main house that was build in 1814, you can also explore the blacksmith shop, an antebellum log cabin, barn and carriage house. They also have recently added a colonial style kitchen and visiting center to complete the experience. This is an absolute must see if you find yourself in Union South Carolina.
Whether you have a passion for the beauty that nature has to offer or are interested in the medicinal uses of various plants, the Piedmont Physic Garden is an absolute must. There you will find plants from around the world that have at one point been used for medicinal purposes. While there is a focus on those that come from the area, there are also a great deal from elsewhere. In addition to exploring and learning in the garden there are educational opportunities available at various times. Be sure to check out their website to learn more about what they have to offer.
It is often the case that you can find some of the most unique experiences in small towns. Union is one of those towns that has a great deal of charm as well as things to do. It is certainly worth planning a vacation there or at least making a detour when you are in the area.