Pendleton Historic Foundation

Pendleton Historic Foundation The Pendleton Historic Foundation preserves and restores two historic properties in Pendleton, South Carolina: Woodburn and Ashtabula.
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Woodburn and Ashtabula Historic Homes are national treasures located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful upstate South Carolina. The families who built and lived in (or on the grounds of) these two homes had a hand in shaping the history of the Carolinas and the South as a whole -- for better or worse. Come experience the buildings, the artifacts, and the memories they left to future generations at these two very different historic sites. Call us to learn more, or visit our website at http://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/ . We hold low-priced special events -- reenactments, lectures, kid-friendly presentations, and more -- year round, so "like" us to keep up with our educational offerings! *** Looking for things to do in Clemson or Pendleton? Here are the details. ** HOURS **** HOURS ** Ashtabula and Woodburn are close for the Winter season, but private tours can be arranged. The house will re-open for guided tours in April. Private tours can be arranged for groups of 6 or more – advanced reservations are required – call 864-646-7249 during office hours. Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Office number – 864-646-7249 Office email – [email protected] ADMISSION PRICES: $6, or $2 for ages 5 – 10. Due to the changing in weather temperatures and wedding schedules, please call 864 - 646 - 7249 to verify that we are open, and/or check our page and website for updated details. *** Directions to Ashtabula: 2725 Old Greenville Hwy, Central, SC 29630 *** From I-85, take exit 19B (US76). Turn onto US76 N towards Clemson and Pendleton. Continue for approximately 8 miles to the intersection with Bus. SC 28. There will be a traffic light at this intersection and a shopping center. Turn right onto Bus. SC 28 (Mechanic St). and continue on Mechanic St. for approximately one mile to the Pendleton town square. At the traffic light on the town square, turn right onto SC 88 (E. Queen St.) and follow signs for SC 88 (Greenville St.) and Ashtabula. The gate to Ashtabula will be on the left approximately 3 miles from town square. *** Directions to Woodburn: 130 History Lane, Pendleton, SC 29670 *** From I-85, take exit 19B (US76). Turn onto US76 N towards Clemson and Pendleton. Continue for approximately 9 miles to the traffic light at Woodburn Rd. The campus of Tri-County Technical College will be on the right. Turn left at this intersection, and look for the sign for Woodburn at the corner after turning across US76. The large sign marks the entrance to History Lane. Turn right onto History Lane and continue to the end where the gate of Woodburn is located.

12/19/2019
Liberty Hall Bed and Breakfast - Pendleton, SC

Visit our friends at historic Liberty Hall this winter or any time of the year! You'll enjoy gorgeous suites and spectacular food, just a short walk from the Pendleton Village Green!

Liberty Hall, originally built in 1840, is a newly renovated Bed and Breakfast located in Pendleton, SC.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Christmastime in Olde Pendleton! It takes a huge amount of effort from so many...
12/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in Christmastime in Olde Pendleton! It takes a huge amount of effort from so many people to put on an event like this and we could not do it without each and everyone of you!

Thank you to the homeowners and churches that served as sites on the tour: Pendleton United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dale & Jackie Reynolds, Chris & Mary Bess Johnson and Carol Finley.

Thank you to the talented souls who helped decorate: The Pendleton Garden Club, Dee Brands, Roger Chapman, Jo McConnell, Jackie Reynolds, Mary Bess Johnson and Carol Finley.

Thank you to the 45 volunteers who worked during the event as docents and greeters.

And last but not least, thank you to everyone who came out for the Tour. Your support is critical and we could not accomplish our mission without you. Our grand old ladies, Woodburn and Ashtabula thank you!

Our volunteers and our friends in the Pendleton Garden Club have done a wonderful job decorating Ashtabula for the "Chri...
12/13/2019

Our volunteers and our friends in the Pendleton Garden Club have done a wonderful job decorating Ashtabula for the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" homes tour!

Come see for yourself tonight from 6p-9p or tomorrow from 11a-4p and don't forget to stop by the Methodist Church first to get your tickets!

The sixth and final stop on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is our own Ashtabula Historic Home. Lewis Ladson ...
12/05/2019

The sixth and final stop on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is our own Ashtabula Historic Home.

Lewis Ladson Gibbes and his wife Maria Drayton Gibbes, both of prominent Charleston families, began construction of the large clapboard house in 1825. Our brick annex predates the main house, built about 1790 on 320 acres of land granted to Mr. Thomas Lofton.

See this home traditionally decorated for Christmas with candles, pine needles, fruit and magnolia leaves! For tickets go to pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar or call (864) 646-7249 for more information.

The fifth stop along our "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is Saint Paul's Episcopal Church.The sanctuary was compl...
12/04/2019

The fifth stop along our "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is Saint Paul's Episcopal Church.

The sanctuary was completed in 1823. In 1848, Floride Calhoun raised $300 for the hand-pumped Jardine organ which is still in use today. The windows are hand blown glass and the inscription above the alter is original; come see for yourself!

For tickets, visit pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar or call (864) 646-7249 for more information 🎄

Pendleton Historic Foundation
12/03/2019

Pendleton Historic Foundation

Stop number four on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is The Gaillard House.

It is believed to have been built by William Henry Drayton Gaillard around 1840 but this home has made its mark on modern Pendleton by acting as a school house run by Louise Aull in the 1950s and 60s. Many of our townsfolk went to kindergarten in this house! Were you in her class?

Join us on the 13th & 14th for a walk through this house and more! Buy tickets today on our website https://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar/ or call (864) 646-7249.

Stop number four on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is The Gaillard House.It is believed to have been built b...
12/03/2019

Stop number four on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour is The Gaillard House.

It is believed to have been built by William Henry Drayton Gaillard around 1840 but this home has made its mark on modern Pendleton by acting as a school house run by Louise Aull in the 1950s and 60s. Many of our townsfolk went to kindergarten in this house! Were you in her class?

Join us on the 13th & 14th for a walk through this house and more! Buy tickets today on our website https://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar/ or call (864) 646-7249.

Our third stop along the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour of homes is the Johnson Home.This house was built in 193...
12/02/2019

Our third stop along the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour of homes is the Johnson Home.

This house was built in 1932 by Walter H. Aull and wife Ethel Davidson Aull. The property is believed to have been a part of the original Mi Casa acreage, home of John C. Calhoun’s wife Floride after the former Vice President's passing. Stop in and ask PHF Board member, Mary Bess Johnson how her family has preserved its unique history!

Get your tickets today at pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar or by calling (864) 646-7249 for more information.

Our second stop on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour of homes is Glen Haven. The house is believed to have been...
12/01/2019

Our second stop on the "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" tour of homes is Glen Haven.

The house is believed to have been built by John C. Campbell c.1890 as a 2-bedroom center-hallway house. Come along with us on December 13th & 14th to learn more about how the house was moved from its original location!

Get your tickets at pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar today :)

The first stop on our "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" homes tour is Pendleton United Methodist Church.The original acr...
11/30/2019

The first stop on our "Christmastime in Olde Pendleton" homes tour is Pendleton United Methodist Church.

The original acreage was purchased for $75.00 in 1840. A white wooden church was built on this land but after nearly one hundred years of thriving, it burned to the ground. Join us on the tour to find out how PUMC has grown in recent years with a new building.

Visit pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/event-calendar for tickets and stay tuned here for details about our other stops!

Come join us for our 2019 Tour of Homes!!!  Give a ticket as a gift!! All proceeds benefit the Pendleton Historic Founda...
11/25/2019

Come join us for our 2019 Tour of Homes!!! Give a ticket as a gift!! All proceeds benefit the Pendleton Historic Foundation for the maintenance of Ashtabula and Woodburn.

Pendleton Historic Foundation
11/23/2019

Pendleton Historic Foundation

It has been a big week for collections here at PHF! We've said "Goodbye" to Mr. Clemson's city coach and "Hello!" to a gorgeous new set of china! More furniture is cropping up throughout Ashtabula as well! Can you spot it?

Come by and see the new pieces for yourself this Sunday from 2-5! We close for the season at the end of the month.

It has been a big week for collections here at PHF! We've said "Goodbye" to Mr. Clemson's city coach and "Hello!" to a g...
11/15/2019

It has been a big week for collections here at PHF! We've said "Goodbye" to Mr. Clemson's city coach and "Hello!" to a gorgeous new set of china! More furniture is cropping up throughout Ashtabula as well! Can you spot it?

Come by and see the new pieces for yourself this Sunday from 2-5! We close for the season at the end of the month.

The Pendleton Historic Foundation would like to extend a special "Thank You" to each of our volunteer planners, ghosts, ...
10/20/2019

The Pendleton Historic Foundation would like to extend a special "Thank You" to each of our volunteer planners, ghosts, group guides, check-in table leaders, refreshment servers, decorators, cart drivers and set-up/breakdown teams who made this weekend's annual Ghost Walk so successful! It takes a village to pull off such a stunning community event.
Your help means the world to us and we are very grateful!

Make reservations before we sell out!
10/15/2019

Make reservations before we sell out!

The Pendleton Ghost Walk is this weekend! Call 864-646-7249 for tickets. Tours are filling up fast!

The Pendleton Ghost Walk is this weekend!  Call 864-646-7249 for tickets. Tours are filling up fast!
10/15/2019

The Pendleton Ghost Walk is this weekend! Call 864-646-7249 for tickets. Tours are filling up fast!

🍭🍬🍫 Come check out PHF's Scarecrow Contest entry; Hansel & Gretel Visit Pendleton! 🍫🍬🍭And be sure to pop over to the Gua...
09/30/2019

🍭🍬🍫 Come check out PHF's Scarecrow Contest entry; Hansel & Gretel Visit Pendleton! 🍫🍬🍭
And be sure to pop over to the Guard House to say "Hello" while you enjoy the Fall Harvest Festival on October 5th!

Anderson County Museum
09/27/2019

Anderson County Museum

#halloffamefeature today is Jane Hunter (December 13, 1882-January 17, 1971)

Jane Edna Hunter worked her way up from a sharecropping family at Woodburn Plantation to a career in nursing, NAACP leadership, and mentoring young African American women. She was inducted in 2012.

Such an outstanding turnout for Michael Webb's lineage presentation at Farmer's Hall this weekend! We would like to than...
09/16/2019

Such an outstanding turnout for Michael Webb's lineage presentation at Farmer's Hall this weekend! We would like to thank Michael, our guests in attendance, and our partners at the Pendleton Foundation for Black History and Culture.

No skills necessary! Come out and help us expand this great event to 2 nights.
09/09/2019

No skills necessary! Come out and help us expand this great event to 2 nights.

Come join us Oct 18 & 19!

Come join us Oct 18 & 19!
09/04/2019

Come join us Oct 18 & 19!

Help keep Pendleton clean!
09/03/2019

Help keep Pendleton clean!

History is the Town of Pendleton’sFuture. Let’s work to preserve our historic character!
08/30/2019
Historic District Put History on Every Street of One Upstate Town

History is the Town of Pendleton’s
Future. Let’s work to preserve our historic character!

One Upstate town is situated completely within a National Historical District, so history—literally speaking—can be found on each one of its streets. Located in the northwest corner of the Upst

08/26/2019
This Place Matters

This Place Matters

A short documentary about historic preservation centering around slave cabins identified in Anderson S.C.

Today the Foundation has unearthed our own hidden treasure by starting the restoration process of this stunning, antique...
07/19/2019

Today the Foundation has unearthed our own hidden treasure by starting the restoration process of this stunning, antique mirror.

Interested in being a part of the preservation effort? Make a contribution to the project by clicking the "Donate" button on our home page (pendletonhistoricfoundation.org) and be sure to include a note about the mirror.

And stay tuned for updates on the restoration by Following/Liking our Page!

We're here at Patrick Square today and tomorrow participating in the Antique and Vintage Fair.Stop by before 8 tonight o...
06/21/2019

We're here at Patrick Square today and tomorrow participating in the Antique and Vintage Fair.

Stop by before 8 tonight or tomorrow (6/22) between 10 and 5 to peruse our deaccessioned items!

St. Paul's is turning 200! Help them celebrate this weekend with ice cream and an historic churchyard tour.
06/04/2019

St. Paul's is turning 200! Help them celebrate this weekend with ice cream and an historic churchyard tour.

You are invited to help celebrate thier 200th year!

Photos from the Pendleton Historic Foundation's 2019 Annual Membership DinnerPhotos courtesy of Rebecca Shipps Eidson
05/24/2019

Photos from the Pendleton Historic Foundation's 2019 Annual Membership Dinner
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Shipps Eidson

Photos from the Pendleton Historic Foundation's 2019 Annual Membership Dinner
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Shipps Eidson

05/16/2019
Pendleton Historic Foundation

Making History Real!

Ware Shoals Elementary School joined us at Ashtabula yesterday for a home tour and our lineup of fun, history-packed activities. We were told this was their best field trip of the year and they will definaitly be coming back!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Our educational programs meet a number of S.C. Social Studies Standards; Call today to find out how your class can benefit from a trip to Pendleton!

05/16/2019
Testimony from a happy teacher!

Ware Shoals Elementary School joined us at Ashtabula yesterday for a home tour and our lineup of fun, history-packed activities. We were told this was their best field trip of the year and they will definaitly be coming back!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Our educational programs meet a number of S.C. Social Studies Standards; Call today to find out how your class can benefit from a trip to Pendleton!

Archeology and Ink at Ashtabula!
05/15/2019

Archeology and Ink at Ashtabula!

Pass this photo on to the graduates in your life! 🎓 Woodburn is a the perfect location for a family gathering. Call (864...
05/12/2019

Pass this photo on to the graduates in your life! 🎓 Woodburn is a the perfect location for a family gathering. Call (864) 646-7249 to find out how to book your celebration today!

05/11/2019

Ashtabula and Woodburn are OPEN for Mother's Day! Come see us from 2pm-5pm and celebrate mom's love for history ♥️🌷

05/03/2019
Ashtabula Historic House

Open earlier this Sunday! Come see us!

Ashtabula will have special open hours this Sunday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The last tour will begin at 2:30!

04/22/2019

Join us for our official Trail Opening at Woodburn Historic House this Thursday at 5 p.m.

We will be thanking our devoted team of Boy Scouts for their outstanding conservation work and enjoying a guided walking tour.

🌿🥜 And we'll bring the trail mix! 🌲🐿️

04/20/2019

🐇🥚 Ashtabula and Woodburn will be closed for Easter! See you next weekend! 🐣🐰

04/15/2019
04/08/2019
Nancy

Please help find this heirloom by scanning the ground if you visit the Green!

From Pendleton United Methodist Church:
LOST: One of our youth lost a silver or lite colored gold cross pendant uptown today during the Jubilee. It was a family heirloom worn by his great grandfather in WWII. If you happened to have found one please contact Pendleton UMC office (864) 646-3355.

A huge shout out to all who made the First Annual Jazz Brunch at Woodburn a success!  If you have not picked up your win...
04/07/2019

A huge shout out to all who made the First Annual Jazz Brunch at Woodburn a success! If you have not picked up your winning art/gifts
Please call Powell at 376-4219 or PHF office. Due to some significant late acts of generosity, we are looking at clearing in the neighborhood of $4500 for Pendleton Historic Foundation and our unbelievable partner Feed and Seed!

So fired up to have Pendleton’s own Dean Pratt playing for Woodburn Jazz Brunch tomorrow!
04/07/2019
JAZZ: DEAN PRATT AND BAND

So fired up to have Pendleton’s own Dean Pratt playing for Woodburn Jazz Brunch tomorrow!

Archives | 1985 JAZZ: DEAN PRATT AND BAND By JOHN S. WILSONNOV. 26, 1985 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To pr...

04/05/2019

We’ve got a master gardener volunteer for Woodburn herb garden. We need a tiller. Anyone willing to help or loan us a tiller?

The Pendleton Historic Foundation would like to congratulate Terence Hassan on being awarded the 2019 Pride & Progress a...
04/03/2019

The Pendleton Historic Foundation would like to congratulate Terence Hassan on being awarded the 2019 Pride & Progress award at the State of Pendleton last week! Thank you Terence for all you do for our community!

04/01/2019

Huge thank you to our director Jordan Bannister for picking up Hwy 88 , PHF
Adopt a road!

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Pendleton, SC
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