In 2001, the term "Old Town" was coined to identify and market the historically significant area surrounding Rock Hill's downtown. Almost a decade later, the meaning of Old Town, and its importance as an asset to the City, continues to evolve.
What is Old Town?
Old Town is the original Rock Hill.
Where is Old Town?
Old Town is the heart of Rock Hill which includes the City's historic downtown a`nd the 1.5 mile surrounding area where Winthrop University, the Textile Corridor and the citys original neighborhoods are found.
Why Old Town?
The streets of Old Town are lined with one-of-a-kind shops and locally owned restaurants serving a variety of cuisine, including "southern comfort" favorites. Acclaimed residential neighborhoods renowned for restored historic homes transition seamlessly into urban living. Arts-inclined and culturally-minded young professionals and empty nesters alike are immersed in a healthy and diverse arts community engaging in programs at the Center for the Arts, the Community Performance Center and the working artist studios in the Gettys Arts Center. Cultural offerings are supported by a strong arts program at Winthrop University, the York County Library and the Old Town Amphitheater. The Amphitheater hosts a wonderful selection of spirited, family-friendly activities including theater, dance and musical performances. Annual festivals such as ChristmasVille — three times named the S.C. event of the Year — St. Paddy's Day on Main Music Festival, and the Old Town Blues and Jazz Festival punctuate a year filled with races, parades, fireworks and regular art crawls.