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
Open to the Public
Come spend a Saturday afternoon at this idyllic historic site –
visit the house, explore the gardens, and have a picnic on the grounds.
Millford is open the first Saturday of each month through December 2020.
Millford is open every Saturday during the month of April for public tours.
Reservations are required.
Please call (803) 452-6194 to reserve a tour.
Click here for hours and directions.
Dick Jenrette gifted his remaining land and outbuildings at Millford Plantation to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust at the end of 2017. Click here to read more about Dick’s gift of Millford.