Join us for a Hammer In, November 19th. Set up for all blacksmiths will begin at 9:00 a.m. The event will be open to the public between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to participate, bring your tools and portable forge (if you have one).


Read our Fall Newsletter (pdf, 2.4MB)


The next major event on the calendar is Colonial Times: A Day to Remember, October 15 & 16.


VIDEOS AND PHOTOS of events at the park are always great to see.
—Larry Gleason
has posted some great photos of the Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner here.
—He also has some wonderful photos of the Colonial Times event here.
—And he has posted a photographic journal of the construction of our grist mill.
Videos by Larry Gleason are on Youtube
—Cam Logan
made a wonderful video of the 2015 Colonial Times: A Day to Remember. Take a look.

Some great photos in a slideshow are up on Youtube, courtesy of Rick Pittman.


The Colonial Barn now has wi-fi to accomodate meetings and other special event needs! Come check it out.

Join the Olde Towne Militia!


The Garden at North Augusta: A Place for All is ready for your visit!


Quick Calendar 2016

October 14
Education Day featuring Tim Nealeigh

October 15–16
Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

October 21
Wine & Spirits Dinner (sold out)

October 22
All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show

November 26
Christmas in the Backcountry

December 3
Christmas for the Birds

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Easter Egg hunt

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Donate to the Park

94% of donations directly support the Park!
The park is run solely by volunteers.


Would you like to become a member or renew your membership? Download the application/renewal form here.

Want to volunteer? We always need help and are grateful for our volunteers. Send us an email if you would like to help:
volunteers@colonialtimes.us.


HOURS OF OPERATION:
The park is open from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The only time it is closed is when we have private events scheduled. These events are posted on Google Calendar
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The park is available for special events: weddings, class parties, family gatherings, corporate retreats, Easter Egg hunts... you name it! Give Lynn Thompson a call for more information about reserving the park for your next special event.

Easter Egg hunt


About the Living History Park

Like many small towns and communities across America, North Augusta was on the brink of losing its distinctive character to the forces of commerce and enterprise. Change in the streetscape of America is inevitable and, in many cases, desirable. The streets and buildings that give character to a neighborhood, however, are part of a community heritage that should be passed from one generation to the next.

The Olde Towne Preservation Association came into being in 1991 to help preserve the heritage and character of a slice of North Augusta. The organization has been instrumental in doing that but it has done much more. Olde Towne has evolved into a community based association working to enhance the quality of life for the people of North Augusta, Aiken County, and the Greater Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

From the development of the Living History Park where school children witness history firsthand through living exhibits and demonstrations of colonial life, to participating in the Christmas Parade, members of Olde Towne participate in many activities which benefit the people of the area.The Living History Park serves citizens from a two state area (South Carolina and Georgia). During the school year the park is used by area teachers as a teaching tool. This 7.5 acre park with natural springs provides for the children hands-on educational experience into the history of our area.

Over 20,000 people visit the park throughout the year. The park is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All events are free. The Living History Park is managed by Olde Towne Preservation Association, a 501c non-profit organization.


 

 

The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Olde Towne Preservation Association
P.O. Box 7915
North Augusta, South Carolina 29861

Lynn Thompson, lynn@colonialtimes.us, phone: (803) 279-7560
Chairman of the Living History Park and President of the Olde Towne Preservation Association

Scott Camp
phone: (843) 817-1570
Vice President, Olde Towne Preservation Association

Julia Gazda, julia@colonialtimes.us, (803) 507-7009
Secretary, Olde Towne Preservation Association

For General Information about the park call (803) 979-9776

 

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