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New Map Provides Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Spartanburg

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The walking tour should take less than an hour. The walking tour should take less than an hour.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

Upstate residents and visitors now have a new guide to help them tour the history and beauty of downtown Spartanburg.

The city just released a new walking map that highlights 14 historic points of interest. The tour spans five city blocks, beginning at Morgan Square. City leaders say it should take you less than an hour to discover more about some of the city's most memorable icons. The map includes information on everything from the civil rights protests at Woolworth's lunch counter to the history of the former Piedmont and Northern Railroad Depot.

The project was a joint effort between the Spartanburg County Historical Association, the City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB).

"This is another great example of how partnerships can make things happen," said Chris Jennings, SCVB director. "The Historical Association already had a downtown tour, the City had a great map, and the SCVB helped put it all together."

Maps are available at the following locations:

  • Spartanburg Regional History Museum (Inside the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East St. John Street)
  • City Hall
  • SCVB Visitors Center (105 North Pine Street)

A mobile version of the tour with audio is also available at http://spartanburgtours.drupalgardens.com/.

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