Traveling to Greenville, S.C.

We didn’t choose Greenville, South Carolina to stop for any
special reason. It was on the way North. This lovely Southern city was a pleasant
surprise. Furman College provides a spark of energy and the downtown is
crowded with boutiques, coffee shops and great restaurants.

Downtown Greenville

Falls Park is in the center of downtown. A pretty waterfall
drops over water-scoured boulders, colorful flower beds line paths, benches
provide restful seating, and an impressive suspended bridge stretches overhead.

Greenville, SC suspension bridge

I loved the Confederate Museum and Library’s wonderful
collections. Due to the limited number of volunteers, the place is open on
Monday and Wednesday only.

Confederate Museum and Library

The items are carefully displayed and labeled. It includes
uniform buttons, guns, small cannon, photos, and more for the Civil War buff’s
interested in the period. An authentic battle shirt displayed how the soldiers
dealt with the heat.

There were only a few items about the females of the era,
but a series of daguerreotypes were interesting to study.

I wanted to spend time in the library, but knew I’d never
leave if I started. There is a broad collection of books available to find
information on The Confederacy and its military.

This is a place I want to visit again.

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Author: Barbara Edwards

Riveting Romance with an Edge

8 thoughts on “Traveling to Greenville, S.C.”

  1. I live about twenty miles from Greenville. It really is a nice little city. They have a good zoo, a baseball team, a hockey team, and the Bi-Lo Center which hosts all kinds of entertainment from circuses to rock concerts. We also have the Peace Center which has a full lineup of cultural events-plays, concerts, musicals, etc. We also have some nice shopping malls, and the outlet malls are a few miles away.

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  2. What lovely photos, Barbara. I particularly enjoyed the picture of the falls in downtown Greenville. There’s just something about flowing water that is so soothing to me. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Maggie

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  3. Lovely–you know what? It resembles my town, San Marcos, Texas. We have a river through town, walking bridges, and the suspension bridge looke like the walkway through the wetlands of Spring Lake–the source of the river–still right in town. And we have a university and vibrant downtown…which is unusual for mid-sized towns.
    I love North Carolina, but have miss south Carolina.
    Is this the trip to the TWRP retreat? If so, post lots of photos. Celia

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