Fort Mill Downtown Historic District

History buffs who wish to learn about South Carolina’s history won’t have to venture far. Head to the Fort Mill Downtown Historic District to see historic buildings and more. The District was constructed between 1860 and 1940 as one- and two-story masonry commercial buildings. The collection of buildings has preserved its main street charm, leading to the District being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Renovation began several years ago to ensure the older architecture keeps the same aesthetic feeling without sacrificing the modern improvements required by the boutique shops, restaurants and bars that call the town center home. When you find yourself wandering along the District’s streets, be sure to visit the First National Bank or Old City Hall.

Fort Mill Culinary Scene

Similar to cities across the country, the demand for up-and-coming restaurants serving Instagram worthy meals has skyrocketed. From New American delights to traditional Southern comfort foods, the culinary scene in the Carolinas is keeping pace with major cities like Atlanta, Miami, and Austin. Here are a few of our favorite local restaurants that are guaranteed to leave you dreaming about their dishes for years to come.

- Haymaker is a local dish restaurant that pays homage to its Southern roots with life-size photos of the farmers who supply the seasonal ingredients that go into each mouthwatering dish, like roasted pork shoulder with pickled strawberry relish.

- Pump House Restaurant in nearby Rock Hill serves locally sourced meats, cheeses, and vegetable dishes together with a calendar of events featuring bands playing country, pop and rock music.
- For a more relaxed foodie experience, Hobo’s is the ideal with build-your-own burgers, creamy shakes and craft beer on tap.

- When you’re looking for a true southern experience to sink your teeth into, South Carolina is known for its peach orchards. A quick 45-minute drive will bring you to York, where you can pick juicy, homegrown peaches and nectarines.