Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch

Located in Aiken, Aiken County, SC.

135 Dupree Place
Aiken, SC 29801


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When you first step into the Hopelands Gardens, you immediately get the feeling that you are in a different world. Magnificent old trees tower over the main entrance path, where you can see some grassy fields, flower beds, magnolia trees, and an old horse stable. From there, many miles of paths lead you around the park through a wide variety of environments. Along the way, you will find plenty of ponds, fountains, wetlands, old houses, museums, amphitheaters, and a rope swing. There is even a touch-and-feel walkway with braille signs.

Museums on the property include the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, the Dollhouse, and the Carriage Museum.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • ponds

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • 10:00a-sunset

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

How to Get There

  • Located at the corner of Whiskey Road and Dupree Place in Aiken, SC.

    Take I-20 to exit #18 and go south on SC #19 (Laurens Street) 9.1 kilometers (6 miles). Turn left onto Richland Avenue (still called SC #19) and go east 0.3 km. (two blocks). Turn right onto Chesterfield Street and go south on SC #19. Turn right onto Dupree Place, and the parking lot will be on the left.

Latitude 33.54818, Longitude -81.72218 [PK277]

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