2-3 Day Field Trips

Bring your students to experience the SC Upcountry in a unique setting.  You can offer your 3rd-8th grade students a customized trip which includes spending the day at Holly Springs Center and a day at Hagood Mill Historic Site.  They will be engaged in age-appropriate, hands on activities about the history, culture, and ecology of the mountainous part of the state.  Knowledgeable and experienced staff will teach classes, demonstrate their craft, and lead tours as well as give demonstrations/do activities about life in the Upcountry of SC during the 1700s through 1900s.  Students may also walk the nature trail at Hagood Mill and learn about plant and animal life of the area.  If you choose to stay 3 days, we can suggest other venues such as Table Rock State Park, Pickens County History Museum, Hagood-Mauldin House or you can spend a 3rd day at Hagood Mill or Holly Springs Center. Youth Learning Institute will provide dorm space for up to 80 adults and students and will also prepare all meals for your group. The costs make it quite reasonable for your group to travel to the upcountry and cover everything from lodging, meals, classes, tours except transportation.


Click on the image below to see a brochure about the program and click on the button below for class offerings and registration form. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and serving you and your students here in the Upcountry on a field trip.  Call Pauline Blackston at 864-878-9335 or email blackspm1@outlook.com for more info. 


138 Hagood Mill Rd
Pickens, SC 29671


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Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm, each week – all year long. 

Mill only runs on third Saturdays, rain or shine.

Special thanks to Pickens County Council for partially supporting the Storytelling Festival and the Native American Celebration.



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