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6 of 11 Types of South Carolina Recreational Facilities--Museums
Ivan Gillis
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South Carolina Museums

 

Name

Town/City

County

Region

Type

Summary

Agricultural Heritage Center

Blackville

Barnwell

Central Savannah River Area

Agriculture

Located at the Clemson University Edisto Research Station, early rural farm life[1]

Aiken Center for the Arts

Aiken

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Art

Arts center including a gallery with an emphasis on local and regional talent of the South[2]

Aiken County Historical Museum

Aiken

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Local history

Housed in a 1930s Winter Colony mansion named "Banksia"[3]

Aiken-Rhett House

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

 

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

Aiken

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Sports

 

American Legion Post 3 Cecil B. Buchanan War Museum

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Military

History of American military bases both local and abroad[4]

American Military Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Military

Includes artifacts from 14 American conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the recent war in Iraq, and from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard[5]

Anderson City Fire Department Museum

Anderson

Anderson

Upcountry

Firefighting

Includes fire trucks, a horse-drawn wagon, hose and chemical truck, pumping engine, antique fire equipment[6]

Anderson County Museum

Anderson

Anderson

Upcountry

Local history

[7]

Andrew Jackson State Park

Lancaster

Lancaster

Olde English District

Biographical

Includes museums about President Andrew Jackson and a replica of a late 18th-century one-room schoolhouse

Antiquers Haven Museum and Shop

Liberty

Pickens

Upcountry

History

House with 1690 to 1890 period pieces, clothing, toys, guns, fine china, automobiles[8]

Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta

North Augusta

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Multiple

Two galleries of rotating exhibits and a permanent heritage exhibit[9]

Ashtabula Historic House

Pendleton

Anderson

Upcountry

Historic house

1790 plantation home

Avery Research Center

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

African American

Part of the College of Charleston, local African American art and cultural history[10]

Barnwell County Museum

Barnwell

Barnwell

Central Savannah River Area

Local history

[11]

Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina

Pendleton

Anderson

Upcountry

Agriculture

South Carolina's agricultural history and the impact on culture and economies[12]

Beaufort History Museum

Beaufort

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Local history

Area history in a historic arsenal dating back to 1799[13]

Bedon-Lucas House

Walterboro

Colleton

Lowcountry

Historic house

Operated by the Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, 19th century planter's home[14]

Beech Island Historical Society Visitors Center & Barn

Beech Island

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Agriculture

 

Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center

Moncks Corner

Berkeley

Lowcountry

Local history

Located at the Old Santee Canal Park[15][16]

Best Friend of Charleston Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Railroad

 

Black Creek Arts Council Gallery

Hartsville

Darlington

Pee Dee

Art

Includes exhibits of area and national artists

BMW Zentrum

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Automotive

[17]

Bob Campbell Geology Museum

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

Geology

Part of Clemson University, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, mining[18]

Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Art

European art, Russian icons, Holy Land antiquities

Bonham House

Saluda

Saluda

Midlands

Historic house

Operated by the Saluda County Historical Society, late 18th-century house undergoing restoration

Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

Mount Pleasant

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Antebellum cotton plantation with original slave quarters

Brookgreen Gardens

Murrells Inlet

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Multiple

Outdoor sculpture gardens, zoo and wildlife preserve

Browntown Museum

Hemingway

Williamsburg

Pee Dee

Historic house

1845 farmstead and outbuildings[19]

Burt-Stark Mansion

Abbeville

Abbeville

Upcountry

Historic house

Site of the last Council of War of cabinet members of the Confederate government

Button Museum

Bishopville

Lee

Pee Dee

Commodity

Items decorated with buttons[20][21]

Calhoun Mansion

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Restored late 19th-century period mansion

Camden Archives & Museum

Camden

Kershaw

Olde English District

Local history

Local and county history and culture[22]

Catawba Cultural Center

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Native American

History and culture of the Catawba Indian Nation[23]

Cayce Historical Museum

Cayce

Lexington

Midlands

Local history

Agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of the Cayce, Old Saxe Gotha, Granby and West Columbia areas[24]

Central History Museum

Central

Pickens

Upcountry

Local history

Operated by the Central Heritage Society

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Mount Pleasant

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

1828 plantation home

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

History

Original site of the first permanent English settlement in Carolina, 664-acre (269 ha) site includes an exhibit hall, replica 17th-century tall ship, a natural habitat zoo, ongoing archeological excavations, trails

Charleston Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Multiple

Includes main museum with exhibits of natural and local history and decorative arts, and two historic house museums, Heyward-Washington House and Joseph Manigault House

Cheraw Lyceum

Cheraw

Chesterfield

Olde English District

Local history

[25]

Cherokee County History and Arts Museum

Gaffney

Cherokee

Upcountry

Multiple

Local history and art, operated by the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society[26]

Cherokee County Veterans Museum

Gaffney

Cherokee

Upcountry

Military

Artifacts and memorabilia from the American Revolution to the present[27]

Chester County Historical Society Museum

Chester

Chester

Olde English District

Local history

Collection includes Catawba pottery, Native American projectile points, long rifles and hand guns[28]

Chester County Transportation Museum

Chester

Chester

Olde English District

Transportation

Operated by the Chester County Historical Society, includes cars, trucks, a bus, license plates[28]

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Children's

[29]

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Children's

[30]

Children's Museum of the Upstate

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Children's

[31]

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Military

website, history of The Citadel, a military college[32]

Clemson Area African American Museum

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

African American History

African American history and culture

Clemson UniversityGalleries

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

Art

Maintained by the Center for Visual Arts, includes galleries in Lee Hall I, Lee Hall II, Strode Tower, CVA-Greenville Gallery in West Greenville and other campus locations[33]

Clinton Museum

Clinton

Laurens

Upcountry

Local history

Operated by the City[34]

Coastal Discovery Museum

Hilton Head Island

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Multiple

History, wildlife, and heritage of Coastal Carolina[35]

Coker Farms National Historic Landmark

Hartsville

Darlington

Pee Dee

Agriculture

History of how the Coker Pedigreed Seed Company helped revolutionize Southern agriculture in the late 19th century

Colleton Museum

Walterboro

Colleton

Lowcountry

Local history

[36]

Collins Ole Towne

Central

Pickens

Upcountry

Open air

Open by appointment, includes a general store, barber shop and school house[37]

Columbia Fire Department Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Firefighting

[38]

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Art

European and American fine and decorative art

Comporium Telephone Museum

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Technology

History of the Rock Hill Telephone Company, historic telephones and equipment[39]

Confederate Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

History

Civil War memorabilia, located at the old City Market Building[40]

Congaree National Park

Hopkins

Richland

Midlands

Natural history

Visitor center features exhibits about the natural history of the swamp

Cowpens Depot

Cowpens

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Local history

 

Cowpens National Battlefield

Chesnee

Cherokee

Upcountry

Military

Commemorates important battle of the American Revolution

Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

Darlington

Darlington

Pee Dee

Automobile

History of Darlington Raceway and the sport of stock car racing

Dillon County Museum

Latta

Dillon

Pee Dee

Local history

Operated by the Dillon County Historical Society, includes early 20th century doctor and dentist's offices, cotton and tobacco agricultural artifacts, military and local history artifacts[41]

Drayton Hall

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

18th century indigo and rice plantation

Edisto Island Museum

Edisto Island

Charleston

Lowcountry

Multiple

Local history, culture and natural history[42]

Edmondston-Alston House

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Mid 19th-century mansion

EdVenture

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Children's

 

Fairfield County Museum

Winnsboro

Fairfield

Olde English District

Local history

[43]

Florence County Museum

Florence

Florence

Pee Dee

Multiple

Fine arts including American and European paintings, Asian art, African and African American art and artifacts, objects from Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Babylonia, ancient Greece and Rome, Civil War artifacts[44]

Florence Railroad Museum

Florence

Florence

Pee Dee

Railroad

Operated by the Florence County Museum and housed in a renovated railroad box car[45]

Fort Hill

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

Historic house

Part of Clemson University, home of politician John C. Calhoun

Fort Moultrie National Monument

Sullivan's Island

Charleston

Lowcountry

Military

Unit of Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Military

Encompasses three sites in Charleston: the original Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and the Fort Moultrie National Monumenton Sullivan's Island

Francis Marion UniversityGalleries

Florence

Florence

Pee Dee

Art

Galleries in the Hyman Fine Arts Center and the Smith University Center[46]

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Art

11 galleries, changing exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more[47]

Georgetown County Museum

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Local history

[48]

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Art

 

Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Art

Focus is American art

Greenville Cultural Exchange Center

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

African American

Facebook site

Greenwood Railroad Historical Center

Greenwood

Greenwood

Upcountry

Railroad

website, includes vintage railroad cars

Greer Heritage Museum

Greer

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Local history

Located in a former post office building

Hagood-Mauldin House/Irma Morris Museum of Fine Arts

Pickens

Pickens

Upcountry

Historic house

17th and 18th century art and furnishings, operated by the Pickens County Historical Society

Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center

Pickens

Pickens

Upcountry

Multiple

1845 grist mill with agriculture exhibits, two cabins and crafts demonstrations

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Art

website, part of the College of Charleston

Hampton Colored School

Hampton

Hampton

Lowcountry

African American

Former segregated school, exhibits of area African American history

Hampton County Museum

Hampton

Hampton

Lowcountry

Local history

Operated by the Hampton County Historical Society, located in the historic former county jail

Hampton Museum and Visitors' Center

Hampton

Hampton

Lowcountry

Local history

Located in a former bank building

Hampton Plantation

McClellanville

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Georgian rice plantation house

Hampton-Preston House

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Operated by the Historic Columbia Foundation

Hanover House

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

Historic house

 

Hartsville Museum

Hartsville

Darlington

Pee Dee

Local history

Local history and art exhibits, located in a former post office

Heyward House

Bluffton

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Historic house

1840s house with original slave cabin and summer kitchen, operated by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society

Heyward-Washington House

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Late 18th-century house, operated by the Charleston Museum

Historic Brattonsville

McConnells

York

Olde English District

Open air

Includes over 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

Camden

Kershaw

Olde English District

Open air

107-acre (0.43 km2) complex includes Colonial and Revolutionary War period historic houses

Hobcaw Barony

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Multiple

Includes Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center features exhibits on local history, archaeology, ecology and area wildlife, tours of the 1930s mansion of Bernard M. Baruch and the grounds of the former plantations

Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Media

Wax figures of celebrities including movie stars, television personalities and music icons

Hopsewee Plantation

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Historic house

Typical low country rice plantation with 18th & 19th century furnishings

Horry County Museum

Conway

Horry

Grand Strand

Multiple

Local history, natural history, military, Native Americans, clothing and textiles, industry, farming, household life

The Hunley

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Maritime

Recovered sunken Confederate submarine that is undergoing conservation

Hunting Island Light

Hunting Island

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Maritime

Former lighthouse open for visitors, located in Hunting Island State Park

Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Historic house

Includes Atalaya Castle, home of art scholar Archer M. Huntington and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, and a nature center

Jacob Kelley House

Hartsville

Darlington

Pee Dee

Historic house

Mid 19th-century house

John Mark Verdier House

Beaufort

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Historic house

 

Joseph Manigault House

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Furnished with early 18th century antiques, operated by the Charleston Museum

James W. Dillon House

Dillon

Dillon

Pee Dee

Historic house

Operated by the Dillon County Historical Society, early 20th century period house

Kaminski House Museum

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Historic house

website, 1769 house with 18th & 19th century American and English antiques

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

History

Changing exhibits from its collections

Kazoo Museum

Beaufort

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Music

Features a collection of almost two hundred kazoo-related items

Keowee-Toxaway Museum

Six Mile

Pickens

Upcountry

Native American

 

Kilgore-Lewis House

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Historic house

Headquarters for the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs, 19th-century house with gardens and arboretum

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Blacksburg

Cherokee

Upcountry

Military

Commemorates important battle of the American Revolution

Kings Mountain State Park

Blacksburg

Cherokee

Upcountry

Farm

Includes recreated early 19th-century farm

L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Conway

Horry

Grand Strand

Farm

website, operated by the Horry County Museum, working farm that depicts farm and domestic life in Horry County from 1900-1955

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area

Ninety Six

Greenwood

Central Savannah River Area

History

Includes Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

Lando Manetta Mills History Center

Lando

Chester

Olde English District

Local history

website, history of the former textile mill community

Landsford Canal State Park

Catawba

Chester

Olde English District

Transportation

Includes lock-keeper's house with exhibits about the canal

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

Lexington

Midlands

Open air

Includes 36 historic houses and outbuildings

Louis G. Gregory Bahá'í Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Biographical

website, prominent Bahá'í Faith member Louis George Gregory

Lowcountry Visitor's Center and Museum

Yemassee

Colleton

Lowcountry

Local history

Located in the Frampton Plantation House, features a recreated 1900s plantation parlor complete with antique furnishings and displays from the region's 10 museums and the SC Artisans Center[49][50]

Lunney House Museum

Seneca

Oconee

Upcountry

Local history

website, 1909 Queen-Anne style bungalow; House museum detailing the "Life Journey" of Dr. John & Mrs. Lilian Mason Lunney.

Mac's Pride Museum

McBee

Chesterfield

Olde English District

Multiple

Antique cars, tractors and farming equipment, farm implements, tools, photos[51]

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Medical

Dental instruments and memorabilia, part of the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina

Mace Brown Museum of Natural History

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Natural history

website, part of the College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, fossil and dinosaur specimens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

17th & 18th century rice plantation

Main Street Children's Museum

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Children's Museum

website, creative play exhibits based on artwork of cartoonist Vernon Grant

Mann-Simons Site

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Operated by Historic Columbia, house and site of businesses owned by a local African American family

Marion County Museum

Marion

Marion

Pee Dee

Local history

website

Marlboro County Historical Museum

Bennettsville

Marlboro

Pee Dee

Multiple

Includes Victorian parlor, Native American artifacts, farm implements and tools, military items, textiles, 19th-century period Jennings-Brown House, medical museum with historic 20th-century artifacts and equipment, 19th-century Bennettsville Female Academy schoolhouse[52]

McBee Depot Library and Railroad Museum

McBee

Chesterfield

Olde English District

Railroad

Former depot with railroad museum and town library

McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Focuses on the lives of slaves owned by middle-class farmers

McKissick Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Multiple

website, part of University of South Carolina, includes natural history, minerals, fine and decorative arts, southern traditional crafts, historic artifacts

Middleton Place

Summerville

Dorchester

Lowcountry

Historic house

18th century rice plantation

Millford Plantation

Pinewood

Sumter

Pee Dee

Historic house

Mid 19th-century Greek Revival mansion

Miniature World of Trains

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Transportation

website, large model train display depicting how transportation and infrastructure system work worldwide

Monsanto Gallery

Greenwood

Greenwood

Upcountry

Art

Art gallery of Lander University, works by Southeastern artists[53]

Mt. Croghan Museum

Mount Croghan

Chesterfield

Olde English District

Local history

[54]

Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Art

Changing exhibits, Old Master paintings and decorative arts, satellite museum of the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery

Museum and Library of Confederate History

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Military

website, portrays war and home life in the South during the Civil War

The Museum in Greenwood

Greenwood

Greenwood

Upcountry

Multiple

Local cultural and natural history, technology, period room and store displays, art

Museum of Education

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Education

website, part of University of South Carolina

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

Walhalla

Oconee

Upcountry

Native American

website

Museum of York County

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Multiple

website, local history, natural history, decorative arts, art

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Cross Anchor

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Military

Site of an American Revolutionary War battle

Nathaniel Russell House

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic house

Operated by the Historic Charleston Foundation, early 19th-century house

National Steeplechase Museum

Camden

Kershaw

Olde English District

Sports

website, history of steeplechasing from its origins in Britain to the present

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Ninety Six

Greenwood

Central Savannah River Area

Military

Site of an American Revolutionary War battle

North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

North Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Firefighting

website

North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum

North Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Local history

website

Nostalgia City and Museum

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Automotive

website, gift shop and museum, includes antique cars, fire trucks, agriculture equipment, automotive memorabilia, media memorabilia, household items

Oconee Heritage Center

Walhalla

Oconee

Upcountry

Local history

website

Oconee Station State Historic Site

Walhalla

Oconee

Upcountry

Historic house

Includes 1792 Oconee Station and 1805 William Richards House

Oconee Veterans Museum

Walhalla

Oconee

Upcountry

Military

Also known as Patriot's Hall, includes military artifacts and memorabilia from all wars[55]

Old Exchange Building

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

History

Includes costumed tours of the historic building and dungeon

Old Santee Canal Park

Moncks Corner

Berkeley

Lowcountry

Multiple

website, includes Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center, a local history museum, and Stony Landing House, a furnished 19th century period home

Old Slave Mart

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Historic site

Story of Charleston's role in the inter-state slave trade

Parris Island Museum

Parris Island

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Military

History of the United States Marine Corps and Port Royal region

Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Mount Pleasant

Charleston

Lowcountry

Maritime

Features four museum ships, including the USS Yorktown (CV-10), an aircraft carrier

Pauline Pratt Webel Museum

Ridgeland

Jasper

Lowcountry

Local history

[56]

Pickens County Museum of Art & History

Pickens

Pickens

Upcountry

Multiple

Local history exhibits and three art galleries[57]

Postal History Museum

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Philatelic

Historic post office, area postal history[58]

Powder Magazine

Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Military

Used during the Colonial and American Revolution periods to store ammunition

Price House

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Historic house

Operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association, late 18th-century home

Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Ravenel

Charleston

Lowcountry

Multiple

website, natural and cultural history, wetlands and trails through former rice plantation fields

Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery

Conway

Horry

Grand Strand

Art

Part of Coastal Carolina University[59]

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Beech Island

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Historic house

1959 plantation house with preserved slave quarters

REVIVA Museum

Iva

Anderson

Upcountry

Local history

[60]

Rice Museum

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Multiple

website, area rice culture, maritime history, cultural history and art

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Amusement

 

Robert Mills House

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Operated by the Historic Columbia Foundation

Ronald McNair Life History Center

Lake City

Florence

Pee Dee

Biographical

website, life of astronaut Ronald McNair

Roper Mountain Science Center

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Multiple

62-acre site includes the Living History Farm, the Darell W. Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, the Simms Hall of Science, the T.C. Hooper Planetarium, and the Daniel Observatory

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Union

Union

Old English District

Historic house

19th-century plantation mansion, outbuildings, rose gardens and park

Ruth Drake Museum

Belton

Anderson

Upcountry

Local history

Located in the railroad depot

Saluda County Museum

Saluda

Saluda

Midlands

Local history

website, operated by the Saluda County Historical Society

The Sandbox

Hilton Head Island

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Children's

website

Seay House

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Historic house

Operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association, turn-of-the-20th-century farmstead life

Seibels House and Garden

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Early 19th-century mansion and garden

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Biographical

website, baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson

Southern African American Heritage Center

Cheraw

Chesterfield

Olde English District

African American

Facebook site, area African American history and culture from the 1800s to the mid 1900s

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Clemson

Pickens

Upcountry

Multiple

295 acre gardens with nature-base sculptures, art galleries in the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, 18th-century Hanover House

South Carolina Civil War Museum

Myrtle Beach

Horry

Grand Strand

Military

website, includes period firearms, edged weapons, gowns and petticoats, books, newspapers, exhibits on finances and money, slavery, causes of the Rebellion, projectiles, and personal effects

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

website, military history of South Carolina

South Carolina Cotton Museum

Bishopville

Lee

Pee Dee

Industry

website, cotton uses, farming and processing

South Carolina Governor's Mansion

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Mid 19th-century mansion

South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Law enforcement

website

South Carolina Maritime Museum

Georgetown

Georgetown

Grand Strand

Maritime

website, includes ship models, photos, maritime artifacts, Fresnel lens

South Carolina Military Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

website, honoring SC's complete military history

South Carolina Railroad Museum

Winnsboro

Fairfield

Old English District

Railroad

website, includes Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad heritage steam train ride, display of railroad cars and artifacts

South Carolina State Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Multiple

Exhibits include art, history, natural history, science and technology

South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame

Belton

Anderson

Upcountry

Sports

Located in the railroad depot

South Carolina Tobacco Museum

Mullins

Marion

Pee Dee

Agriculture

website

Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Art

website

Spartanburg Regional History Museum

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Local history

website, operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association

Spartanburg Science Center

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Science

website

Summerville-Dorchester Museum

Summerville

Dorchester

Lowcountry

Local history

website

Sumter County Gallery of Art

Sumter

Sumter

Pee Dee

Art

website

Sumter County Museum

Sumter

Sumter

Pee Dee

Multiple

website, includes main museum with local history, art and decorative arts exhibits, and Carolina Backcountry Homestead complex

Union County Museum

Union

Union

Old English District

Local history

website

Upcountry History Museum

Greenville

Greenville

Upcountry

Local history

History of the Upcountry South Carolina region

U.S. Army Adjutant General's Corps Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

History of the U.S. Army's Adjutant General's Corps, located at Fort Jackson[61]

U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

History of basic combat training in the U.S. Army has developed since 1917 when Fort Jackson first opened, an official U.S. Army museum[61]

U.S. Army Chaplain Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

History of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, located at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Jackson[61]

U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Military

History of the Army's Finance Corps,[61][62] military currency, US Army payroll ledgers, located at Fort Jackson

Village Museum

McClellanville

Charleston

Lowcountry

Local history

website

Wagener Museum

Wagener

Aiken

Central Savannah River Area

Local history

[63]

Walnut Grove Plantation

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Upcountry

Historic house

Operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association, 18th century plantation home and historic outbuildings

War Between the States Museum

Florence

Florence

Pee Dee

Military

Includes guns, uniforms, swords, armor, personal items

Warren Lasch Conservation Center

North Charleston

Charleston

Lowcountry

Maritime

History and artifacts from the submarine H. L. Hunley

White Home

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Historic house

1870s portrayal of the home of the White family, major town founders of Rock Hill

Williamsburgh Historical Museum

Kingstree

Williamsburg

Pee Dee

Local history

Operated by the Williamsburgh Historical Society[64][65]

Williston Museum

Williston

Barnwell

Central Savannah River Area

Local history

website

Winchester Museum

Edgefield

Edgefield

Central Savannah River Area

Sports

website, headquarters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, restoration, management and hunting of the wild turkey

Winthrop UniversityGalleries

Rock Hill

York

Olde English District

Art

Three galleries in two buildings[66]

Woodburn Historic House

Pendleton

Anderson

Upcountry

Historic house

1830 plantation home

Woodrow Wilson Family Home

Columbia

Richland

Midlands

Historic house

Operated by the Historic Columbia Foundation, 1871 Italian villa-style residence that was home to a 14-year-old Woodrow Wilson

World of Energy

Seneca

Oconee

Upcountry

Science

website, operated by Duke Power at the Oconee Nuclear Station

York W. Bailey Museum

St. Helena Island

Beaufort

Lowcountry

Local history

Local history and Gullah culture, located in the Penn Center, a historic district and former school

 

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

www.ellengillisart.com

 

Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview (A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 




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