The Cheraw Lyceum
• Cheraw Town Green, Market Street
The Lyceum was built as a chancery court for the Old Cheraws Judicial District around 1820. After the equity court moved to the Market Hall across the street in 1837, the building was used by the gentlemen of the Lyceum as a meeting place and library. (Lyceum, meaning a place for learning, comes from the Greek. The Lyceum Movement was part of a national interest in adult learning in the mid 19th century.) It also housed Cheraw's first telegraph, the Confederate and Union quartermaster's office and the Federal occupation headquarters. In the 20th century it was home to a private library. It now houses a small museum depicting Cheraw's history. Free
The Lyceum can be visited by picking up the keys at the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce or by appointment by contacting the Cheraw Visitors Bureau (843) 537-8425.
Old St. David's Church
• Church Street
Old St. David's Church was the last Anglican or "state" church built in South Carolina under King George III. The church was used by both the Americans and the British during the Revolution and later by both the Confederate and Union armies. There are soldiers from every American War through Vietnam buried in the cemetery. The steeple and vestibule were added in 1826. The church was restored in 1975 and may be reserved for weddings and other special events. Old St. David's Church can be visited by picking up the keys at the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce or by appointment by contacting Sarah Spruill at the Cheraw Visitors Bureau (843) 537-8425. The first Confederate Monument ever erected is located in the cemetery.
Ingrams River Artifacts Room
• 204 Market Street
Hobby diver Miller Ingram has an attractive display of artifacts from the Great Pee Dee River which include Civil War military ordnance and artifacts from the steamboat era. Enter through his law office door on weekdays and tell the secretary you'd like to see his museum room. Free
Burr Art Gallery
• Powe and Second Streets
Changing exhibits feature local artists and traveling shows. Located in the Cheraw Community Center and open during business hours and for special events. Free (843) 537-8420
The Southern African American Heritage Center
125 Kershaw Street
Dedicated to collecting, documenting and preserving the contributions of African Americans from Chesterfield County. Visitors will find
documents and artifacts on display that offer insight into local history and culture for African Americans from the 1800's to the mid 1900's.
Admission charged Heritage Walking tours, gift shop and group services are available. Hours: Tuesday 1-4PM / Thursday 1-4PM and by
appointment. (843) 921-9989. Visit www.southernaaheritagecenter.org for current programs.
Local and regional competitions as well as practice times are held at these sites:
• Camp Coker Motor Sports Park, is located between Cheraw and Society Hill on Funderburk Rd. (Off US 52 about 11 miles south of Cheraw) (843) 378-4700 ext. 3019, www.campcokermx.com
• Sandhills Motor Sports Park, located on Angelus Rd. in Chesterfield, SC. www.sandhillmotorsports.com
The sand hills have many wonderful places to ride, camp and show horses. There are also dirt roads available for buggies and wagons. Trail rides and large equestrian events are held throughout the year.
Cheraw State Park
• The 14-mile White Horse Trail connects to the trails in Sand Hills State Forest. Primitive horse camping sites available.
The H. Cooper Black Recreation Area
• in combination with Sandhills State Forest, features over 100 miles of marked trails and sandy roads for riders, a 24 stall horse barn, clubhouse, 2500' tether lines, 26 corrals, a full size arena, and primitive and full service camp sites. Trails include the Pine Barrens Trail, 26 miles; Sugar Loaf Horse Trail, 20 miles; and Pine Barrens Wagon Trail, 27 miles. (843) 378-1555
hcoop erblack@scp rt.com
Sand Hills State Forest, Sugar Loaf Mountain
• Equine camping sites and trails.
shst @shtc. net
H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial Area is one of the best field trial facilities in the east with trails, 500 dog kennel, barn, arena, camping and group building, and pond test sites. Regional, national and local events are held here throughout the season.
email: h cooperblack@sc prt.com
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