Westminster is a lovely small town full of charm set almost half way between Lake Keowee to the east and the Tugaloo river to the west. Widely known for the Apple Festival that happens every year the week after Labor Day, Westminster has something to offer throughout the year.
Quaint shops line Old Main Street making it the perfect location for an afternoon of strolling and shopping. And the more than 100 homes built in the late 1800s and early 1900s reflect a great architectural heritage. Approximately 90% of these homes are inhabited and carefully maintained, adding to the charm of the town.
Other points of architectural interest include the Westminster Presbyterian Church (the oldest standing church in Westminster), the Ballenger House, the Grubbs House, and the McCormick House.
If you are looking for a place to stay—Westminster is centrally located for sampling the beauty of the area, and it is home to the Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast and the Fieldstone Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast, both warm, inviting places to sample Southern Hospitality.
The yearly Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of the Apple harvest here in Oconee County, the largest apple producing area in South Carolina. Other activities available include whitewater rafting, a world championship rodeo, live musical entertainment, rides and attractions for the children and the opportunity to taste a wide variety of apples!
Westminster is a place where small town charm continues on as the rule, not the exception and you’re invited to come and sample it for yourself!
An 8 minute, video tour of Westminster 1924 using a virtual model designed by Patrick Roeder. Narrated by Denise McCormick.
Courtesy of the Oconee Heritage Center.
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