Have your next family reunion in a city rich in African American History.

If you are looking for an exciting place to have your next family reunion, Florence, SC is a great choice with an abundant African American heritage to make your reunion unforgettable. Our African American heritage guide “Soul of the Pee Dee” provides a list of unique storytellers and musicians that can be brought in for your event. You can find an online version of “Soul of the Pee Dee” here and browse through the musicians, artists, and story tellers from our region.

Stop in the Florence Museum to see artwork by William H. Johnson, who is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Johnson was born in Florence in 1901 and his collection is on permanent display at the Florence Museum. His oil on burlap work is a must see!

While your group is in South Carolina, visit The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden just outside of Florence. Take a guided tour of the 3 acre topiary garden that Pearl Fryar sculpted by hand, while Pearl himself tells you about his life journey. The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden along with Pearl’s encouraging story will leave your guests inspired.

 

Another inspiring story is told at the Ronald E. McNair Memorial and Life History Center, of a boy who once wasn't permitted to check out a book from the library but grew up to be a shuttle astronaut.

Not only will you find history and heritage, but Florence also offers a convenient location for your family members and guests. Florence sits at the intersection of 1-95 and 1-20 with hundreds of restaurants and hotel rooms to accommodate your reunion.

Think of Florence for your next reunion if you are looking for history, heritage, and culture all in one accommodating location.