Interpreting History

Colonial Times: Under the Crown & Trades Fair
May 4–5, 2019

May is the time this year for Under the Crown. It is 1780 and the colonies are in rebellion. Charleston is under Siege and may have already fallen, the rebel forces were defeated at Savannah last year in 1779. Things are not going well for the American cause. But the Rebels are not done yet!

Come out and see this conflict, a very uncivil war. Find out what happens when the Crown moves in, old scores are settled and lives are changed forever.

Special guests: King Ceorge and Queen Charlotte.
Other guests include

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin
Magic & Music Troupe Faire Wynds
Dance Master Dana Chaney
Musician Jim McGaw

Colonial Trades Fair
What was formerly the Artisans' Fair has been combined with the Under the Crown weekend to avoid conflicts with Easter and to take advantage of a cooler time of year. This event will allow artisans to showcase their work. Watch this space for more information on how to participate.

As the park continues to grow each year, new events are added.

Education Days

Education Days are special days set aside for students in the CSRA. Two are held each year, in April and in October. Find out more here.

Colonial Times: A Day to Remember
October 19–20, 2019

The largest and oldest event is Colonial Times: A Day to Remember. Held the third weekend in October, this event offers an opportunity to understand what daily life was like for the people who settled our area. It was also named one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2000, 2001 and 2004. In addition to several featured guests, the event features demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more. It is a wonderful and informative event for the entire family.

Special Events and Activities

Wildlife and Christmas Treats

Join us for the Christmas for the Birds and Christmas in the Backcountry

child making treat



Special Events and Activities

Your Event!

The park is available for those special events in your life—graduation parties, family reunions, Easter Egg hunts, picnics, and weddings. Contact Lynn Thompson at or (803)-279-7560 for information about special uses for the park.

Funding assistance provided by Aiken County through accommodations tax funds. If traveling through the area for special events, weddings, retreats, etc., here is a list of accomodations.

Last Saturday at the Park

Join us for a bit of history on the last Saturday of each month from January through November.  Perry Hill, the Backwoods Cabin, will be bustling with activities of the 18th century.  This is not a big event and allows for lots of interactions with the interpreters.  During moderate weather (90 degrees or less) interpreters will be there from 10:30-4:00.  During June, July, and August they will be there from 10:30-1:00.  If you want to know what will be happening each month contact Lynn Thompson at or (803)-279-7560.

Last Saturday Schedule for 2019
June 29 | park open 10–1
July 27 | park open 10–1
August 31 | park open 10–1
September 28 | park open 10–4
October 26 | park open 10–4
November 30 | park open 10–4
Includes Christmas in the Back Country

Everyone is welcome to join in. Come in either colonial attire or comfortable dress. As always, this is a free event.




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