Native Roots Interpretive Trail

Take our self-guided tour of Hagood Mill’s – “Native Roots Interpretive Trail.”

The Native Roots Interpretive Trail is a collaborative

Since 2001

Discover Hagood MillNative Roots Interpretive Trail

As the site director of Hagood Mill Historic Site, it brings me immense joy to extend a warm invitation to you and your loved ones to come and explore the captivating world of our living history destination.

Nestled amidst the beauty of Pickens SC, Hagood Mill Historic Site is a place where the past comes alive and history is woven into every corner. From the rhythmic hum of the water-powered gristmill to the echoes of artisans practicing traditional crafts, our site offers a unique journey back in time, where the stories of generations before us are told through the touch of skilled hands and the whispers of nature.

At Hagood Mill Historic Site, we believe that the past has a vital role to play in shaping the present and future. It's our privilege to share this journey with you and to provide a space where history is not just studied but lived and felt. We invite you to join us in embracing the essence of heritage, culture, and craftsmanship that defines our site.

Thank you for considering our invitation. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the wonders of Hagood Mill Historic Site.

Billy Crawford

Billy Crawford, Site Director
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Explore Historic Artifacts Ancient Petroglyph Site

These rock carvings scripted hundreds, if not thousands of years ago  are guided through narration and up close for you to see. You don't want to miss this!


Be sure to tour our Petroglyph Site for a deep exploration of part of the history preserved at Hagood Mill!

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Discovering Ancient History

Hagood Mill Historic Site is a living tribute to our ancestral heritage, offering insights into their customs, traditions, and deep connection to the environment.

Love Nature, Save Nature, And Stay Close To Nature

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Meet Our Care Team

Our site iite is ran by a small staff and local volunteers who love Hagood Mill Historic Site and are dedicated to perserving its history and sharing it's charm.

These Folks Shared Their Experience

We love hearing the stories and reminiscing over the memories shared by folks from near and far of Hagood Mill Historic Site.


The perfect getaway with music, ole' traditions and the earlier ways of life. Tell us about your visit to historic Hagood Mill!

This is such a great place to explore. The gift shop is amazing, and the variety of gifts and goods, especially fresh grits and cornmeal, alone is worth the visit. I even learned how to "correctly " spin a top from the shop hostess. Much history, great much more than is mentioned here. Check it out for yourself!

Charlotte Busbee

We missed the third Saturday fest for the month, but came with the grandkids on a rain sprinkled weekday when the buildings were open and the rock exhibit was too. It is enclosed in the building with a very informative exhibit on early residents and Native Americans, showing their art, weapons, tools and more. We all enjoyed the visit, even the 3 year old! She loved the roosters, the rock letters and the grist mills' water wheel.

JoAnn Tebo

This place is one of the best historical sites that I have seen. It has been kept up very well and it is beautiful. This was our first time visiting here and I was told to come on a Saturday because they have several events going on. I would recommend preparing a picnic basket and have some fun!

Rob Davis

Absolutely love this place. Come see the petroglyphs, watch the blacksmith work, watch someone spinning yarn, walk through authentic period cabins, listen to live music, and buy fresh ground grits from the mill. These are just a few of the things you can do and learn here.

Tim Dutton