Bear Branch Heritage Preserve

Property Location

Aiken, SC 29801

Latitude: 33.672  Longitude:-81.799
Acreage: 173
County: Aiken

Property Type: Heritage Preserve - Cultural

NO Hunting Allowed on Property

Hours of Operation

Closed except for prearranged tours.

Property Description

Bear Branch Heritage Preserve is a 173-acre tract in northern Aiken County. Visitation is by prearranged tour only.

B.F. Landrum began making pottery here in 1848 and passed the tradition on to his son, who continued the process into the 1920's. The preserve protects an alkaline glaze stoneware site and is the only true folk pottery in the Old Edgefield District.