Millford, built in 1839-41, is considered by many to be the finest example of Greek Revival residential architecture in America. The grandeur of the house, located in such a remote section of rural South Carolina, seems to come as a surprise to first-time visitors, who must drive over miles of dirt roads and through moss-draped forests to reach the house. Suddenly the house appears out of nowhere, in all its classical glory – six massive fluted Corinthian columns, 16-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a domed rotunda enclosing a spectacular circular staircase – all the features to impress that are inherent in Greek Revival architecture. Surrounded by live oaks, magnolias and green lawns, Millford seems as though it might be part of a dream.
What’s Going on at Millford
Music at Millford
Don’t miss the Sixth Music at Millford on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Part of a three concert series, The Classical Ideal: Music & Architecture in Harmony will start at Edgewater in New York, head to Ayr Mount in Hillsborough, NC, then culminate in a splendid concert at Millford. Click here for details and to reserve your tickets today!
Come spend an afternoon at this idyllic historic site – visit the house, explore the gardens, and have a picnic on the grounds.
Millford is open for public tours once a month on the first Saturday from February to December.
Reservations are required. Please call (803) 452-6194 to reserve a tour.
Click here for more information: Millford Tour Information
Important: Due to detours from Charleston, SC, to Millford, we recommend these adjusted directions: Millford Directions and Detours (as of 10/6/16)
Click here for photos from events at Millford.