Military History Appreciation Day
& Gospel Revue
Enjoy an educational tribute to America’s Armed Forces with military vehicles, historians and re-enactors. The Hagood Mill Foundation is collaborating with the Military History Museum of the Carolinas to bring you this special programming. There will be living history demonstrations at the Heritage Pavilion from the Revolutionary, French Indian and Civil Wars. Additionally we will have cannon firing, a 4H Pellet Gun Trailer for people to shoot, flag history, and a mechanized (motorcycle) calvary. On the historic stage we will have gospel singers, so come on down and join in for an old-time gospel sing-along.
There will be lots of other things to see on August 15th as Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional-arts demonstrations. The Mill will be running and the grits will be a grinding. Living history demonstrators will be set up throughout the site. We encourage visitors to ask questions of the artists, gain insight, and if you wish, spend a little money to secure a Traditional Arts treasure of your own. There will be an artisan market with a cherry picked selection of the area's artisans and kid's activities.
The Centerpiece of the Hagood Mill Historic Site is the water-powered 1845 gristmill. It is one of the finest examples of nineteenth-century technology in the Upcountry and operates just as it has for the last century and a half. The mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground cornmeal, grits, and wheat flour will be available. In addition, rye flour, Basmati rice flour, oat flour, oatmeal, popping cornmeal and grits, organic yellow cornmeal and grits, and buckwheat flour are produced and may be available. Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill-related items are also available in the Mill Mercantile.
There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! Admission is $5.00 per person and children 12 and under are free. There is no parking fee. Admission includes entrance to the Hagood Mill Historic Site, including the Heritage Pavilion and the South Carolina Petroglyph Site. All proceeds from admission help offset the costs at Hagood Mill.
So, head on out, grab a helping of tasty food, served on site from some of the best food trucks in the area, and as always, enjoy your special day at Hagood Mill.
The Hagood Mill Historic Site is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. year round. The Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month.
The Hagood Mill Historic Site, the South Carolina Petroglyph Site and the Heritage Pavilion are located 3 miles north of Main Street Pickens off of Highway 178 W or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 just off Highway 178 E at 138 Hagood Mill Road.
For additional information please contact Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936, visit us on Facebook @HagoodMillFoundation, or go to for the full offerings of the Hagood Mill Historic Site.