Westminster was founded in 1876 as a railroad stop. Our historic Depot, restored in 2007 after a fire, is central to downtown life, Close-Up of Westminster Depotserving numerous organizations as a meeting place.  Westminster boasts more than one hundred homes that are unique to the late 1800’s and turn-of-the-century.


The General Store Museum houses the contents of England’s General Merchandise Store that was originally purchased by the Westminster Area Historical Preservation Society and then donated to OHC.

The Westminster Music Centre is a premier venue for live music.  Located on Main Street, this renovated historic building seats 150 patrons and offers light snacks and beverages during performances.  

Westminster hosts the annual South Carolina Apple Festival that is held on Main Street the week after Labor Day.  The Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of the Apple harvest season in Oconee County—the largest apple producing area in South Carolina! 

When you come to Westminster, SC, be sure to bring a big appetite for Southern cooking. Grits, sausage biscuits, BBQ, farm raised vegetables and of course – GRITS!

Following are some local recommended dining opportunities:

  • Waters – Excellent home cooked meals
  •  Puerto Nuevo – Mexican food and Margaritas!
  • Yousef’s – Meat and three
  • Lucky Strike – Burgers and fries
  • Brasstown BBQ – Best BBQ in town, but only open on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Chattooga Belle Bistro – Open for lunch from March – October with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains
  • Farm Café – Located on the farm with farm fresh meat and veggies. Saturday night special is Low Country Boil!
  • Eva’s – Classic southern country breakfast with “cat head” biscuits and a Sunday buffet
  • Beef and Rib
  • Hardees
  • Subway

For more information on local dining, please visit the dining section of the Visit Oconee SC website.

We also have great option for fresh, local produce:

  •  Farmers Market – July through September on Thursday Morning at Retreat Street Park
  •  Foothills Heritage Market – Saturdays May through October

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