100 Berrie Rd, Aiken South Carolina 29801
Rye Patch and its surrounding 10 acres, was the home of Mrs. Dorothy Goodyear Rogers. Mrs. Rogers' children gave it to the City of Aiken in 1982. The Rye Patch Estate House has become one of Aiken's most popular event and meeting facilities. Weddings, receptions, birthday parties, anniversary parties, business retreats, and much more have been held at this large home.
The Carriage Museum was named in honor of a local carriage restorer and member of the Aiken Driving Club. The Aiken Driving Club has many historical carriages on display at the museum. These include a 1900 3 Seat Surrey, a Pony Phaeton, a 1905 Village Cart, an 1890 Buckboard Phaeton, and a 1910 Pony Rockaway. This collection of restored vintage carriages can be seen by appointment only and is free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Aiken) Aiken County Historical Museum
(Augusta) Augusta-Richmond County Museum
(Barnwell) Barnwell Sundial
(Ehrhardt) Broxton Bridge Plantation's Breastworks
(Waynesboro) Burke County Museum
(Aiken) Carriage Museum at Rye Patch
05/17 Coming to The Aiken area
Taste of Toccoa Toccoa GA April5 Northeast Georgia's premier dining event, A Taste of Toccoa features sample-sized portions of the most popular dishes from Toccoa's best restaurants and caterers. Garnish with live music, entertainment, shopping, and activities, and you have a fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy.
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Madison Fest Madison GA April37 Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ""greener"" life. This daylong festival takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Celebrate Clayton Clayton GA April27-28 Celebrate Clayton is an Arts, Music, Crafts and Gardening event for all ages, with mouth-watering food and a super kids program. Set in the spectacular North Georgia Mountains Celebrate Clayton is held annually the last weekend in April.