Patrons of the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum: City of Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon has declared a state of emergency as concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 continue to escalate. Osbon signed a proclamation outlining the measures involved late Sunday. The proclamation is a response to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster's executive order issued Sunday. The City of Aiken will implement closings and procedures that are aligned with guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Beginning today until March 31st, the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is one of many facilities that will be closed. Staff will continue to monitor phone calls and emails. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our community healthy.