Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC to open September 19th
Published: August 25, 2015
The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC, formerly known as the Rock Art Center, will open to the public on the third Saturday, September 19th during the Fiddling Championship at Hagood Mill. This will be a soft opening with plans being made for an official dedication to recognize donors, have speakers, and unveil plaques to be held at a later date.
The Petroglyph Site will be open regularly to the public three days each week, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.
On Wednesday and Friday the site is free to visitors with no parking charge. On a third Saturday there is a $5 parking fee, but admission to the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site as well as the Hagood Mill remains free.
This lovely building is handicapped accessible, climate controlled, includes an orientation lobby where visitors will find information from Tommy Charles’s book SC Rock Art displayed on the walls, see display cases with “portable petroglyphs” from the area, and hear a video with the story of the discovery and dig.
Visitors will move from the lobby into the main Viewing Room, From the comfort of a viewing ramp, in a darkened environment, visitors will be treated to a light show with audio narration from Tommy Charles telling about specific petroglyphs.
The program is designed for the enjoyment of a variety of audiences – small school children, academics, local community, and international tourists.
There are thirty-two distinct petroglyphs at this site, eighteen represent people, and several are abstracts, but they all have one thing in common – THEY ARE AWESOME. Plan your visit today.
The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC is located on the Historic Hagood Mill property located at 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671.
More information will be posted as it becomes available on the new www.visithagoodmill.com website which is in design and set to launch soon. Currently, information is posted on the Pickens County Tourism website at www.visitpickenscounty.com. Should you have questions please contact the Tourism & Marketing Director at 864.898.5585 or email [email protected] .
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