Educational programs at Oconee Station focus on the history of South Carolina’s western frontier during the years immediately following the American Revolution. Students explore the historical interactions between European settlers and Native Americans and learn how human occupation of the frontier changed the land. Programs involve examination of the site’s natural and cultural resources, which include scenic landscapes, an 18th-century frontier outpost and an early 19th-century trading post.
Oconee Station State Historic Site
The Cherokee of South Carolina – 3rd & 4th Grades
Email the park at least two weeks before the date you would like to schedule. See contact information above.
At least one chaperone is required for every 10 students.
From I-85 Northbound: Take exit 1 at the GA/SC state line onto Hwy 11. Drive for 26 miles, turn left onto Oconee Station Rd. Drive for 2 miles and look for park entrance.
From I-85 Southbound: Take exit 19B onto Hwy 28 towards Clemson. Drive 26 miles. Take the SC ramp toward Tamassee/Salem. Merge onto SC 11 and drive 6 miles. Turn left onto Oconee Station Rd. Drive for 2 miles and look for park entrance.
The park ranger will meet group in the parking lot.
There is a picnic area in the park.
Oconee Station is a trash free park. Groups are encouraged to have lunch in the picnic area but will be responsible for their own trash.
Monitor the local weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Please contact the park prior to your visit and let the staff know if anyone in your party is handicap and may need assistance during the program.