There’s Only One Remaining Scenic Train In All Of South Carolina And You Need To Visit

Most people probably don’t realize the first steam powered, scheduled passenger train to run in America was in South Carolina. In the mid 1830s, a rail line from Charleston ran to Hamburg (near Augusta), Columbia and Camden. The new form of transportation was so popular that trains and railroads sprang up all over the state, some of them with tracks as short as 10 miles.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ridden the Rockton, Rion & Western at the South Carolina Railroad Museum? We’d love to hear about your experience in our comments. For more information on the train, upcoming events and to purchase tickets see their official website.

For more outdoor adventure in the Palmetto State, head to this thrilling swinging bridge canopy walk.