Oconee Heritage Center

123 Browns Square Drive

The Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) brings history back to life through museum exhibits, educational programs, festivals and much more. The OHC is housed in the historic Tobacco Warehouse (1892) and first opened in 2004.

Visitors explore the history of Native Americans, Immigration, Railroads, New Deal Programs, Textile Mills, Agriculture and much more as it relates to Oconee County. The museum offers a self-guided tour through time of Oconee’s history even long before it became a county. Popular exhibits include the Dugout Canoes being preserved within the museum, a walk-in Stump House Tunnel exhibit and a Depression Era Tenant Farmer’s House.The OHC is truly a community-supported endeavor and we invite everyone to join the effort by becoming a member, volunteering and donating artifacts.


Erik Tempest

Thursday, May 3, 2018
My family and I very much enjoyed the lunchtime presentation of Oconee Textile Mills. I was especially glad my Uncle Randolph Lee was in attendance due to his direct connection to the Newry Mill. Thanks again for a great lunchtime, the info, our reminiscing, your help & most of all for the Heritage Center itself. To all reading this review, please visit. It's a great place to make memories as much as it is about exploring memories. Cheers.

l tower

Saturday, May 12, 2018
So much to see and the is no charge to go in. I love that they were able to preserve the old canoe and save it.

Sian McDonald

Saturday, July 15, 2017
OHC is such a treasure! The exhibits and the programs are top notch, but it is the staff that truly sets this museum apart. They are personable, knowledgeable and passionate about preserving Oconee's vast history. I encourage you to visit, become a member, and/or attend their programs for adults or children. You will be glad you did.

Joe Gagnon

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
An amazing place to be especially for the sesquicentennial !!

Sati Glenn

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Lots of rich history here, and the staff are all super sweet and helpful.