This two and one-half story Queen Anne house was built on the site of a previous 1858 Gothic-style house, and, at the time, advertised as the most expensive house in town. Confederate General Samuel McGowan, Civil War hero, was the original owner and the last resident was Gen. W. E. Barksdale who served in World War II so it is sometimes referred to as the “Generals’ House”. Today the house serves as Abbeville County’s Historical Society headquarters and is being renovated to include an Arts Center.

You can tour the house by appointment. Call us at (864) 366-4600 to schedule your tour.

Visit their website at www.abbevillecountyhistoricalsociety.org.