Hagood Mill Historic Site

Pickens, SC

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Address: 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671 How do we get there? Number: (864) 898-2936
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Hagood Mill Historic Site is a fascinating and fun day out for the family, where you can find an 1845 gristmill, restored historic log cabins dating from 1791 and 1925, a blacksmith shop, a cotton gin, a moonshine still, nature trails, & more!

Not only can you enjoy the historic attractions, but they often have amazing festivals and events perfect for families!

Why not enjoy a tour of their 176-year-old mill? The historic Hagood Gristmill is actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places so you know it's important to the regions history.

In fact, a grist mill has been on site since 1792! The Hagood Family acquired the property back in in 1825, but the current mill you will see was built in 1845, before being fully restored in the mid 1980s and then again in 2016.

Did you know that it has the largest waterwheel in the state (at an impressive 20 ft.) and is the only waterwheel in South Carolina still made of wood!

You can really step back in time at the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site which is incredible to see. You'll also be able to enjoy the blacksmith shop, as well as moonshine still.

There is plenty of kids fun to be had such as being able to "field trip" with the Hagood Mill in a number of ways. They offer one day or multi-day trips, travelling field trip shows and even virtual field trips.  They also offer day camps through out the year!

Kids can enjoy demonstrations by local artisans and experience hands-on activities while learning about Native American/Early American artifacts, as well as family life, school life, and even the church culture of the people of Appalachia.

Adults, you can learn and enjoy workshops too!

Some of the things the whole family can enjoy across the Hagood Mill Historic Site and various festivals on the site, include folklife and living history demonstrations such as milling, blacksmithing, cotton ginning, weaving, bee-keeping, moonshining, spinning, metalsmithing, quilting, woodcarving, flintknapping, chair caning, open hearth cooking and more!

One of the mill site’s most popular events is the music and additional entertainment held at the monthly third Saturday events.

Many of this region's best bluegrass, old time, and blues musicians have performed at the Hagood Mill Historic Site, so why not join the party!

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Free but $5 for festivals



Free but $5 for festivals (free under 12s)


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Free for under 12s for festivals


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Hagood Mill Historic Site FAQ’s

During the festivals there are plenty of food options including grits from the mill!

Make sure and stop by to get your ON-SITE ground grits, meals, and flour products available throughout each month in the Gift Shop! Freshly ground each 3rd Saturday, specialty products are often available on a limited basis such as smoked grits, barley, rye, and/or spelt flours, and popping corn grits!

They offer field trips, plus classes and workshops for children and adults alike!

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility! The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site is accessible

Well-behaved pets are welcome but must be leashed.

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