Quality Inn & Suites
5539 Calhoun Memorial Hwy.
Easley, SC 29640-3871
Phone: (864) 859-7520
Fax: (864) 644-2002
5539 Calhoun Memorial Hwy. US 123, Easley, SC, US, 29640-3871
- Phone: (864) 859-7520
- Fax: (864) 644-2002
Arts & Museums
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.
Founded in 1987, the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center is a living museum of the town of Greenville's multi-cultural history. The center features a non-circulating library which is open to students, scholars and the public at-large. There is a resource center that exhibits the accomplishments of local African-Americans. The facility also serves as a meeting place for local community groups and hosts other receptions, and tours can be arranged to visit landmarks and other significant sights.
Housed in the old 1902 Victorian Pickens County Jail, this unique museum consists of two floors and contains Upstate history exhibits, as well as new and permanent art exhibits. A recreated 19th century pioneer cabin, a circa 1858 early post office, and a pioneer school setting are also part of the museum.
Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball. The museum itself is the home that Jackson lived and died in. In 2006, the house was re-located to Field Street, and given the address of 356 to match Jackson's career batting average of .356. On display are artifacts, photographs, film, and other records and documents. For any huge baseball fan, or just a fan of history, visiting the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is a must.
The LC Art Gallery is right in the middle of Greenville's cultural hub in downtown Greenville. The gallery was started by Greenville resident Lee Cormier and his passion for photography, but he opened up the gallery to other local artists as a place to share and display all their artwork, but also help encourage each other as well.
Greenville County Museum of Art is a contemporary art gallery that showcases American art. Jacob Lawrence, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol and many other renowned artists have displayed their collection at this gallery. The Museum also offers lectures, mini-courses and gallery talks. Events are often held on Thursdays at 6:30p but event details will vary so it's best to check the website for details. Guided tours are by appointment to groups of ten or more adults.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate was conceived by a mother who wanted a place for children to go and stimulate their brains through exploring. The museum always has a range of exhibits covering literature, science, and much more. Call or see the website for the latest information.
The American Legion War Museum is a great place to visit for history buffs, particularly those who are interested in military history. Sponsored by the American Legion, Post 3, the War Museum features an abundance of local artifacts from the American Civil War, the Spanish/American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. The museum is only open on the weekends and admission is free.
A large collection of military and personal Confederate relics and artifacts are housed at this museum with items on display including newspapers, firearms, photographs, flags, and clothing. A research library is also on site.
Throughout the year this gallery displays the finest artwork of local and regional artists, as well as the works of university faculty and students.
The Hagood Mill is a historic gristmill which was built way back in 1826. Constructed of logs, it encompasses an area of 8 acres (3.2 hectares). The mill was in continuous function till 1966, but was later a part of the Pickens County Museum. Today, is is open to the public for tours.
Visiting Greenville Chautauqua is a chance to let history come back to life. In essence, it is an interactive history theater. Performers in costume as such luminaries of history as, among others, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King Jr., John Muir, Aalbert Einstein, and visitors are encouraged to ask the historic characters questions as to their life, history and so forth. Every June sees the Chautauqua Festival which features more than 20-some characters. All shows are free and meant for every member of the family.