Experience the local history of Abbeville County

McGowan Barksdale Bundy House

The Abbeville County Historical Society is pleased to offer personal narrative tours of the McGowan Trails.  The tour features an in-depth historical examination of the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House,  including the intricate architectural features of the interior and exterior house, as well as each of the main three levels of the house, the three servant cabins and Heritage Gardens .

The tour also includes a background historical narrative of Confederate General Samuel McGowan and WWII General William E. Barksdale, the two generals that once resided in the home. Also included in the Trails Tour are stops at General McGowan’s first home on Magazine Street, the Law Range near the Abbeville Square, Trinity Episcopal Church, and General McGowan’s final resting place in Long Cane Cemetery on SC Highway 20, just outside of the Abbeville city limits.

A Taste of Christmas

To schedule a tour please call the Abbeville County Historical Society at 864.366.8193.

Military Room

The Abbeville County Historical Society is very fortunate to have a number of historic documents and photographs in our Military Room Collection.

Caboose #5759

On December 3, 2013, Caboose No. 5759 took its final journey from the Abbeville Depot to the Abbeville County Historical Society headquarters and is now on permanent display at the McGowan, Barksdale, Bundy House.