Guillebeau House is a historic home located in Hickory Knob State Park near Willington in McCormick County, South Carolina. It was built in about 1764 and is a double-pen log house with one exterior chimney and two front entrances. It has a full-width, shed-roof porch.
Built by Andre Guillebeau (1739-1814) shortly after his arrival at the French Huguenot settlement known as New Bordeaux, the house was moved to Hickory Knob in about 1983. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. (Wikipedia)
This house can be rented from the state, and we did. It’s old, dark, small, musty, and very impressive. There is actually a second floor with stairs built for short people with oddly long legs. I did go up a few times, but we kept to the first floor.
When the house was moved the inside was renovated to allow…wait for it;
- Working Kitchen
- Electricity (obviously)
- Indoor Bathroom
I have described this as going camping, hey it’s all relative. Real camping is something I have experienced (military, married to someone from Maine) and do my best to avoid.
Hickory Knob is by the Savanah River, large, and very dark at night. There were no people around, for miles.
Unfortunately it was raining for most of the days we stayed. It was a nice home base for us while we explored the area which was new to us.
2 thoughts on “Guillebeau House, 1764”
A different kind of camping experience! It seems surprising that they the park ‘rents’ it out.
I know 😳. They have several other types of cabins rented here also. More of a community of camps. Outdoor conferences events are held here too.