Abbeville Opera House
Located right on the square is the fully restored theater house with the only new additions being air conditioning and rocking chair seats. Other claims to fame – listed on the National Register of Historic Places, uses the same rope pulled rigging system as in 1908 AND in the only hemp house remaining in SC. As mentioned in an earlier post, there were no shows at the time I visited but I did check out the venue nonetheless. This building also functions as their City Hall and welcomes visitors daily. The architecture here caught my attention and you will see in the images why that is.
Remember though that when visiting these areas, you are signing up for an experience with small town Americana. There might not be a whole lot to do so be prepared to simply chillax or if you do want to experience more then make sure you look up festivals and events in the area that coincide with the time of your trip. The area offers opportunities for golfing and antiquing as well as hunting, fishing and camping so those are other options you may want to consider. Old 96 isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but for those that it is, it is just right. I plan on heading back to the area sometime, to work on my book and a few other writing projects as I think the non-distractions here will be helpful to maintain focus.
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