Welcome to historical Travelers Rest, SC

But, what about that name? For over 300 years, Travelers Rest — nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains — has always been a stopover for travelers. First were the foot trails of the Cherokee Native Americans, then came drovers driving livestock from over the hills down to the coast, stage coaches carrying families from the low country toward the cool mountains for the summer, and later, the railroad and highways. Today, downtown restaurants and shops continue to pop up while the Swamp Rabbit Trail keeps visitors {and travelers} resting here from far and wide. So come travel, stop and rest a while, in Travelers Rest!

Preserving our history for a brighter future…

learn about the “SPRING PARK PROJECT”

The Historical Society was recently gifted the historic Spring Park Inn.

Read more here →

visit the history MUSEUM of travelers rest

The museum is
OPEN with new hours.

Plan your visit →

browse OUR online STORE for merchandise

Browse local authors in the Historical Society’s online store.

Shop our store →