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Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church
Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church (ca. 1750) is listed on the National Register of historic places.
Schuetzenfest girls
Young ladies enjoying Ehrhardt's Schuetzenfest, our local festival held every August.
Civil War Reenactment at Broxton Bridge Plantation
Broxton Bridge Plantation is a historic plantation that holds a civil war reenactment every year.
Broxton Bridge hunt Many sporting clays events are held at Broxton Bridge Plantation, also trail rides, endurance rides, trail rides for charity and hunter pace events. Accomodations: campground and a Bed & Breakfast.
Rivers Bridge State Park breastworks
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site features breastworks built during the civil war and monthly guided tours.
Ehrhardt Hall Bed & Breakfast
Ehrhardt Hall Bed & Breakfast is a historic Antebellum mansion (ca. 1903) that has been restored to it's original grandeur to accommodate overnight guests.

There are several interesting things to see and do around Ehrhardt, including several places listed on the National Register of historic places. If you're just passing through the town, this may not be immediately evident. But with a little research on the web beforehand, you'll find that there is more than meets the eye in this small town, and it's defnitely worth a stop.

There is abundant farmland, and many are stewards of this rich land. Wildlife abounds, and as a result, there are quite a few hunting lodges in the area. (Scroll down to see list) White-tailed deer, turkey, dove, wild hogs, ducks and quail are commonly hunted here.

The second or third week of August every year since 1976, the locals have put on a town festival called Schuetzenfest. The name orignated from the German term Schützenfest, meaning "marksmen's or hunter's festival". There are many events leading up to this weekend affair, including the 'Taste of Ehrhardt' featuring good cooking from many local ladies and a beauty pageant to crown Miss Schuetzenfest. There is also a Singspiration, featuring local churches. The main event on Saturday includes a parade, ending with street dances on either end of the street. Locals enjoy this time to catch up with their neighbors and relax, and also to meet new people who have come to sample the festivities.

Rivers Bridge State historic site tours

Rivers Bridge State historic site is also close to Ehrhardt. Guided tours of the old battlefield are offered the first Saturday of each month at 2 pm. Fee for the tour: $5/adult and $3/student (ages 6-16). Visitors will meet at the park community building (325 State Park Rd.) prior to the tour for demonstrations of Civil War equipment, stories of how the battle affected the lives of the men who fought there and revelations of how the results of the battle changed the history of South Carolina. The tour will then examine the still intact fortifications as well as the natural topography that lead one Union general to call Rivers Bridge "...the strongest position I ever saw in my life."

If you want to stay overnight, there are two excellent choices of Bed and Breakfasts at which to stay. The Ehrhardt Hall Bed and Breakfast is located within a beautiful old home, and just outside of town is Broxton Bridge Plantation, a historic plantation, where a Civil War Reenactment is held every year. There are also year round sporting and charity events held at Broxton Bridge.

We invite you to join our Facebook site called Fans of Ehrhardt, SC and take part in our discussions of bygone times. On our facebook site, there are also local announcements for activities that go on all year in and around Ehrhardt, so be sure to tune in and add your own.

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Places to visit and things to do in and around Ehrhardt:

If you enjoy history:

Broxton Bridge Plantation

Ehrhardt Hall Bed & Breakfast

Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

*Click here and scroll down to see a complete list of Historic Markers around Ehrhardt, SC.

If you and your children enjoy reading:

Ehrhardt has a new library that has opened in the Town Hall with special events for children

If you're a hunter:

Bang's Paradise Valley Farms Hunting Club

Broxton Bridge Plantation

Buckhaven Plantation

Cinnamon Ridge Hunt Club

Hidden Valley Hunting Club

Bay View Hunting Club, Branchville

South Carolina Trophy Whitetails, LLC

If you're a horseback rider:

Broxton Bridge Plantation

Lakeview Plantation, Allendale

Smyrna Farm Trail Rides and Campground, Allendale

If you enjoy small town festivals:

Ehrhardt Schuetzenfest – Check Fans of Ehrhardt site for date

Model Ts to Olar Festival – Check facebook site for date, Olar, SC

SC Calendar of Events and Festivals (SCIWAY)

Town of Ehrhardt • 13704 Broxton Bridge Rd. • Ehrhardt SC 29081 • 803-267-5335

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