Oconee Station State Historic Site, Walhalla

#69 of 83 in Historic Sites in South Carolina
Oconee Station was established in 1792 as a blockhouse on the South Carolina frontier. Troops were removed in 1799. The site also has the Williams Richards House, which was built in the early 19th century as residence and trading post. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.There is a short spur trail to Station Cove Falls, which is a 60ft waterfall, and the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.The Oconee Station and the William Richards House were photographed by Jack Boucher of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1960. Both structures are open for tours on weekends and by appointment. Admission is free.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Considering the fact that the station was built in the 1790s, it is in remarkably good condition. Be aware that you can only go in the buildings on certain days at certain hours. Check the website or ...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Ranger was very knowledgeable and friendly. She told us history of the buildings and answered all of our questions. Did the easy hike to the beautiful waterfall on the same day and nice outing.  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    There is plenty to learn and see here in the expanse of this state run site. Reaching all the way back to the late 17th Century to the present beautiful waterfall, trail and pond. Bring your hiking sh...  more »
  • May 2, 2017
    A nice play for a day trip. Lots of Waterfall options are within a short drive from here. Easy to access and higher in the hills means lower temperatures during the hot months.
  • May 20, 2017
    Stopped by on way home. Wanted to see another waterfall, followed the signs (very few) for nearly 40 minutes winding up and down, just to come to a road, maybe 1 hundred yards up from the park entrance was the ACTUAL entrance to the waterfall path. Wasted all that time due to no information about the waterfall being technically outside of this area. Was so tired, we didn't even see the waterfall. I didn't want to leave our car so far away just to go on another 30 minutes hike down to the waterfall. Thanks Oconee for the info, by the way...there was plenty of places.to put a sign or information regarding that.
  • January 13, 2017
    I beleive this is the oldest building in South Carolina. Very historical and educational. Great for kids.
  • February 17, 2017
    Nice piece of history tucked away in a beautiful area surrounded by gorgeous sites
  • April 3, 2017
    Nice walk and the falls are wonderful for vary little effort to get to

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