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SCHA – Lunch & Learn Lecture Series – History in Stone

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association Historic Resources Coordinator Tim Hyder as he shares his insights on the historical value of gravestone art and architecture. Discover what our monuments to the dead can tell us about our ancestors beyond life spans and epitaphs in this fascinating Lunch & Learn.

Lunch & Learns are held in the west conference room at Chapman Cultural Center.

Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop. Tickets and a limited number of lunches will be available at the door.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members

$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

Purchase your ticket online by clicking here, by calling (864) 596-3501, or in person at Spartanburg Regional History Museum.

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Spartanburg Now Available!


A guided walking tour is a great way to get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with Spartanburg’s beautiful and dynamic city center! Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you through Spartanburg’s history from founding to the present day, all while taking in the sights and sounds of our vibrant and growing downtown.

Package options

  • Standard Historic Tour: $6/person. Ends at Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Approximately 3/4 mile. Available Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Historic Pub Crawl: $8/person.* Choose 3 “publick houses” along the route. We have an excellent selection available! *price does not include drinks. Available anytime
  • Pocket Tour: $4/person. About 1/4, great for kids & seniors. Available anytime

For more information, contact Julius Dargan at (864) 591-5596

Walnut Grove Plantation Jack O’ Lantern Tours!

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Why do we carve pumpkins and go trick-or-treating on Halloween? Find out Saturday, October 25 6-9 p.m. at Walnut Grove Plantation’s annual Jack O’ Lantern Tour! Take a candle-lit tour of the 18th-century plantation’s grounds, outbuildings, and cemetery, bake colonial treats on an open fire, and hear the origin stories of Halloween traditions. This is a non-scary event so bring the little ones (and a flashlight)! Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-17. Children under 5 and SCHA members get in free! Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Road in Roebuck. For more information contact Julius Dargan at (864) 591-5596 or

Pickens – Upcountry Boil

ACM – Hall of Fame Induction

UHM – American History Book Club: The Men Who Lost America

Join Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy as he explores his book, The Men Who Lost America.
Thursday, October 30
Reservations Required

UHM – Lunchbox Learning: Jocassee Remembered

Spend your lunch hour with Debbie Fletcher and take a walk down memory lane to the Jocassee Valley, before it was a lake. Program to be followed by book signing.
Tuesday, October 21
Noon-1:00 pm


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