3025 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 226-6051
Fax: (864) 964-9145
Arts & Museums
Ashtabula is a historic home that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This plantation house that was built in the 19th Century, and is now available for private and group tours as well as private events. Public tours run from April to October, but private tours can be scheduled year-round.
Located within Clemson University's Botanical Gardens, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum will be of interest to anyone who is fascinated with the study of the earth and its minerals. Thousands of samples of rocks, minerals, fossils and gems are on display, along with artifacts like mining equipment and Native American tools. The museum also has a nice gift shop with a wide range of gemstones and books and souvenirs.
Local artist Deirdre Walsh has converted an old barn and outhouses, creating a charming and unusual exhibition and art and craft centre. As you enter the old stone building you will find a large open fireplace with traditional cooking implements and a small kitchen where visitors can help themselves to the teapot on the old range. The large gallery upstairs (the old apple loft) features regular exhibitions of work from artists form the region, ranging across different disciplines. There is a delightful selection of local crafts on sale and you will find Deirdre easy to bargain with. The gallery also provides workspace for visiting artists.