History at Your Feet in Cayce, SC

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About the Park

The 12,000 Year History Park is a unique archeological site in Cayce, South Carolina, where history and nature converge. Over the last 120 centuries, the area has had an array of inhabitants, including mammoths, Native American tribes and Civil War soldiers. It includes earthworks from an 1865 Civil War battle. The park is full of stories and offers something for explorers of all ages.

Guided historical walking tours are offered on Saturdays throughout the year. Trained by the National Park Service, our volunteer guides will take you on a walk along this beautiful trail filled with stories of the Battle of Congaree Creek, Fort Congaree and Native American Lifeways. There are also special events including Nature Days, Civil War Encampments and Lantern Tours.

Currently, the park is collecting donations to build a state of the art visitors center. The building will orient visitors to the site and provide a space to host educational programs for children and adults.