This eastern Orangeburg County town was established in 1886 and became one of the smallest municipalities in the state to achieve Great Town status in 1983 from the Governor's Rural Achievement Awards. Elloree offers charming restaurants and shops for everyone's enjoyment. It has become known around the region for its antique stores that offer a wide variety of furniture, some even as old as the town itself. The Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Elloree features a new Farm Wing. Visitors can see exhibits of the area's rural roots. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (803) 897-2225. www.elloreemuseum.org.
The Old Town district features buildings that date back to the 1900's, antique shops, gift boutiques, an art gallery, arts and crafts stores, restaurants and the Elloree Heritage Museum. Call (803) 897-2821 for information.