List Of Museums In South Carolina

This list of museums in South Carolina, United States, encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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The list

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 1930's 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 University Galleries 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 Monument on Sullivan's Island
Francis Marion University Galleries 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 world wide
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 University Galleries 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

Defunct museums

  • Communication Museum, Charleston, now a special collection of the College of Charleston, antique radios, televisions, phonographs, telephones, magic lanterns, motion picture projectors and other communications equipment[67]
  • Florence Air & Missile Museum
  • Museum of Western York County, Sharon[68]
  • Ragtops & Roadsters Auto Museum, Murrells Inlet[69]
  • Rivers, Rails and Crossroads Regional Discovery Center, Blackville, exhibits moved to Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta[70]
  • Slave Relic Historical Museum, Walterboro[71]
  • Thomas Elfe House, Charleston, private home

See also

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  68. ^ Jennifer Becknell (August 29, 2013). "Historic Rainey house in Sharon to be sold". Herald Online. Retrieved 2014. After nearly nine years, efforts have ended to turn a century-old home near Sharon into a Western York County museum and visitors center. 
  69. ^ "Ragtop and Roadsters Auto Museum". Trip Advisor. Retrieved 2014. 
  70. ^ "Region 3 Discovery Center". SCGreatOutdoors.com. Retrieved 2014. 
  71. ^ "Slave Relic Museum". Trip Advisor. Retrieved 2017. 

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