South Carolina’s Most Easily Accessible Ruins Are Hiding In Plain Sight At Pelham Mill Park

Editor’s Note: We can no longer recommend visiting this historic site in Greenville County due to overwhelming reports from readers that the park is inundated with unsafe situations that involve both people and garbage.

In spite of skyrocketing growth within the Palmetto State as folks flock here from other states to experience living in South Carolina, there are remains (ruins, if you will) to be found that are as yet undisturbed. It’s refreshing to see the past preserved instead of razed and built over, for a change. Some of the most easily accessible ruins are hiding in plain sight, in fact, and scattered in the woodsy Pelham Mill Park in Greer.

The park also features an enclosed dog park. And that historic office building built in 1880? Well, it was moved at one point to the other side of the road and became a U.S. Post Office until the early 2000s. It’s since been moved back and renovated for all to appreciate and enjoy. The county lists the park hours as 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

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Address: Pelham Mill Park, 2770 E Phillips Rd, Greenville, SC 29615, USA