In fact, most buildings on Main Street were added to the National Register of Historic places in 1996, based on the district’s unique historic and architectural character. All this came about when the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad arrived – at the crest of the Saluda Grade – the steepest mainline standard-gauge track in the eastern United States. Businesses moved in, summer homes were built and tourists from South Carolina filled local boarding houses to escape the hot summers. Saluda developed the reputation of a cool mountain resort town that offered health benefits to those who came.
- Watch 3 features on Saluda from UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend program:
A Walk to Enchanted Pearson’s Falls and A Fun Day with Green River Adventures
A Visit to Downtown Saluda and a Stay at The Orchard Inn
Dinner and music at The Purple Onion Cafe.
- Visit their town web site: www.saluda.com
- Read what the Spartanburg Herald-Journal says about a visit to Saluda.