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
Yuletide at Millford
Come enjoy the festive decorations, live music and holiday refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Yuletide decorations are graciously provided by The Azalea Garden Club of Manning, SC, and live music is presented by the Sumter High Orchestra String Quartet directed by Erik Hines. Two days only – not to be missed! Click here for more details.
Click here for videos from this year’s Music at Millford with Robert deMaine and Simon Adda-Reyss. And, tune into Sonatas and Soundscapes, the program on SC Public Radio hosted by Bradley Fuller, that features an interview with Robert deMaine and our special pre-concert guest lecturer Nic Butler.
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.