What was once an Indian Frontier is now the political and economical hub of upstate South Carolina. The Upcountry History Museum highlights the history of the this area, which ranges from its northern North Carolina border, along the Appalachian Mountains, to the Western part of the state bordering Georgia, and the central plains in between.
In 1983, the Historic Greenville Foundation was formed to promote
the area and create a museum to display and honor the area’s history. In 1999, the historical foundation purchased
the property that the museum calls home today and built the museum in
2002. The museum officially opened to
the public in 2007 in downtown Greenville.
The museum entered into a partnership with Furman University in 2012 and
now offers tours and hosts Neighborhood Nights.