Places to Go and Things To Do
 
     
Union County Museum - 129 W Main St, Union - Visit the Union County Museum to learn more about Union
County's  history.  Voted “Best Local Museum in the State of South Carolina,” it is filled with historical items ranging from
local pottery, Civil War flags, photographs, paintings and books.   The museum houses one of South Carolina's largest
Genealogical Research collections.  
     
Union County Farm and Craft Market -  101 Lakeside Drive, Union - The Market consists of farmers and artisans who
proudly grow and make all their items locally.  They provide fresh farm items and unique homemade crafts.  Hours of
operation are:  Mon-Sat 7:30am-12:00pm (Contact us on Facebook).
 
Downtown Union - Visit our downtown shops, restaurants, stroll the streets or just sit on a bench and people watch.
     
Take a Photo - Union is a great place for a photo shoot.  We have beautiful historical places, quaint stores and streets, 
breathtaking natural settings at our parks and much more.  Many photographers can attest to the beautiful backdrops. 
The attached map list different points of interest in the City and County of Union.    
     
Timken Sports Complex  -  725 Rice Ave Extension, Union - Offers baseball fields, softball fields, a walking track, a 
children's playground, a Miracle League ball field and a Miracle League All Star playground.    
     
Military War Memorial - Union County has a rich history of military service, the memorial honors our fallen heroes.  
Located on the corner of Main St and North Mountain Street in downtown Union.    
     
Cross Key House -  163 Old Buncombe Road,Union - Built from 1812 to 1814 by Barrum (Barham) Bobo, the Cross Keys    
House is one of the oldest and most significant homes in Union County and the entire Upstate of South Carolina.  The house    
is located at the intersection of two historic roads; the Old Buncombe Road and Old Ninety-Six.  Two old milestones     
indicating the distances to Union and Columbia remain in front of the house.  The house was a prosperous plantation that     
also provided a welcome stop for travelers.  Tradition supported by diaries hold that Jefferson Davis, some members of his     
cabinet and a military escort made their last stop in Union and had the noon meal at the Cross Keys House on their flight     
from Richmond, Virginia.  There is a historic marker at the site and the house is listed as an historic site on the Jefferson    
Davis Trail.  The last weekend in April sees the re-enactment of this historic visit by President Jefferson Davis followed by    
a live military skirmish, all free to the public.     
     
Union County Arts Council - 116 E Main St, Union  -  The Union County Arts Council's (UCAC) office and gallery are 
located in one of downtown Union's most historic buildings.  UCAC sponsors many events throughout the year that help    
enrich the arts experience of the residents of Union and surrounding counties.  Visit our Arts Center to view items     
from local artists.    
     
Union Carnegie Library - 300 E South St, Union - The Union County Carnegie Library opened in 1905 as the first Carnegie
library in South Carolina and represents an important part of both South Carolina's and Union County's history.  Voted
"Best Small Library in America" in 2009, the library houses Union County's United Way, workforce development services and
serves as the academic library for USC-Union.  The library sponsors many events throughout the year for Union County's
residents.    
     
Rose Hill State Park -  2677 Sardis Rd, Union - Visit the home of the SC secession governor,  William Henry Gist.  Stroll 
the beautiful grounds and walking trails.  Beautiful area for a photo shoot!
     
Piedmont Physics Garden - Located at 301 E South St, Union,  Piedmont Physics garden exhibits medicinal plants and
herbs and their historical and contemporary significance.     
     
Union County Agricultural Fair - Held each October, the fair brings the people of Union County and surrounding areas
together to enjoy the food, fun and entertainment you can only find at a local agricultural fair.  Check Event Calendar for 
dates.    
     
Drag Racing/Dirt Track Racing    
     
Union County Motorsports Association     
Union County Dragway - Located at 2102 Santuc Carlisle Hwy, Union.  (Contact us on Facebook
Revolution Park Motocross    
Big Buck Racing - America's largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series held right here in the Upstate, at the Big Buck 
                                  Farm in Union County.  Big Buck Racing is located at 170 Red Barn Rd, Union, SC. 
 
Independence Day Celebration - Union has 3 Independence Day celebrations within the county, Veteran's Park at 322
Veterans Drive in Union, Buffalo Mill Pond in Buffalo and the West Springs Baseball Field in West Springs.   Each event has     
music, food and fellowship, culminating in a beautiful fireworks display.  Check Event Calendar for dates and times.    
     
Christmas Downtown Open House - Stroll down Main Street Union and visit the local retailers to get those last minute    
Christmas gifts.   Enjoy food and beverages as the local dance students entertain you.  Check Event Calendar for dates and
times.    
     
Christmas Parades -  Union has 5 Christmas parades, 1 for each community within our county. Parades are during the
month of December. Check the Events Calendar for dates and times.
   
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