PENDLETON — Tour guide Ellen Harrison will give walking tours around the east end of downtown Pendleton on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. Tours begin at 2 p.m.and last about two hours.
Early architectural practices evident in houses built between 1793 and 1860 will be discussed as well as the lives of the people who lived in them. Diaries and letters of early Pendletonians will be used to talk about the personalities and accomplishments of these early settlers.
The tours begin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 328 E. Queen St., and include the interior of the church, the churchyard, six historic homes, Farmers Hall, the village green, and a history of the Blue Ridge Railroad and the Farmers Society. The tours are held rain or shine and cost $5.
Before the tour, visit the Pendleton District Commission, the tourism and archive center for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. The Commission is located at 125 Queen St. in Pendleton, inside Hunter’s Store. Regular business hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.