Rock Hill, South Carolina began as a small railroad stop between Columbia and Charlotte. What began as a small town of just a few hundred grew quickly as cotton began king. These days, Rock Hill is a wonderful place for families to enjoy a fun, adventurous and educational visit.
Boat, fish, hike, bike, explore... the abundance of recreational activity found in and around Rock Hill is a nature lovers dream come true. River Park and Anne Springs Close Greenway offer acres of natural habitat, and well-marked trails for hiking, biking, and horse riding. Huckle Grove Park, located in downtown Rock Hill, is a park with an interesting twist- it's an historic tree park. The park feature trees cultivated from trees that have "witnessed" historic events in the making of the United States. This is a calming place... where you'll want to rest on a bench and enjoy the magnificent trees and the variety of flowers found here. Glencairn Garden is an award winning, seven-acre garden park. This tranquil place is ideal for an afternoon stroll, or bird watching.
History buffs will enjoy the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project on the Catawba Indian Reservation. The Project is dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of the Catawba Indian Nation. This is the place to pick up that one of a kind piece of jewelry or pottery. You may even catch a live dance performance. Another sure bet is a visit to Historic Brattonsville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this site offers 775 acres of living history. Several miles of hike and bike trails wind through the property- and beg to be explored.
A visit to the Museum of York County will likely surprise you, and impress your children. More than 200 mounted African animals are on display here- and boy do they look real! This is a stop no one should miss.
Downtown Rock Hill is a place where newly renovated buildings stand next to those yet to be born again. This is a place that is certainly ready to boom. You'll find many brick buildings that house a nice variety of shops.
Rock Hill is located just west of the Catawba River, off Interstate 77.