Museums

Lake Hartwell Country is a history buff’s dream. With significant historical events that date back to the Revolutionary War and beyond, there is much to learn and discover here. The next time you’re in our corner of the world, take some time to stop in and learn a bit about the history of the region.

Anderson County Museum

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202 E Greenville St. 

Anderson, SC 29621

This award-winning museum has been showcasing the history and culture of Anderson County for over 30 years. Their exhibits are always changing, and they usually have a great event or program going on! Photo courtesy of Anderson County Museum

Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina

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120 History Ln.

Pendleton, SC 29670

Agriculture is, and always has been, a very important part of our region’s history as well as our state’s history. Stop by the Agricultural Museum to learn all about agriculture in South Carolina, its changing technologies, and what the future of agriculture looks like. You can even say hello to some animal friends while you’re there!

Belton Area Museum

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100 N Main St.

Belton, SC 29627

The Belton Area Museum has been recognized several times over the years by the SC Federation of Museums as an Achievement Award Winner. The museum prides itself on consistently featuring interactive exhibits on engaging historic topics that visitors love! Photo courtesy of Google street view

Bob Campbell Geology Museum

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140 Discovery Ln.

Clemson, SC 29634

This unique museum has on display thousands upon thousands of rocks, minerals, and fossils from the state of South Carolina. There are some awesome exhibits here, including ones on paleontology and geology. This one is a must see! Photo courtesy of Bob Campbell Geology Museum Facebook page

Central History Museum

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416 Church St.

Central, SC 29630

Located in the City of Central, SC, this museum can be found in a historic home that once belonged to a merchant who lived in town. It’s a lovely place that you’ll want to see if you find yourself in Central! Photo courtesy of the Central Heritage Society

Central Railway Museum

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108 Werner St.

Central, SC 20630

The centerpiece of this train-focused museum is a “double-decked HO scale model railroad” that fills the majority of the building that the museum is housed in. It’s a sight to behold that you need to see for yourself!

Clemson Area African American Museum

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214 Butler St.

Clemson, SC 29630

Established in 2007, this museum is dedicated to showcasing the achievements and successes of African Americans throughout history in the greater Clemson area.The museum is located at the Calhoun Bridge Center, which was formerly an all-black elementary school. Take some time to stop by! Photo courtesy of CA-AAM Facebook page

Lunney Museum

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211 W South 1st St.

Seneca, SC 29678

Located in Seneca, the Lunney Museum focuses on the history and culture of the City of Seneca. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was originally built back in 1909. Check it out! Photo courtesy of the Lunney Museum

Oconee History Museum

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123 Browns Square Dr.​

Walhalla, SC 29691

The Oconee History Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history and culture of Oconee County. Discover the history of Native Americans, railroads, immigration, and so much more. Photo courtesy of Oconee County History Museum

Oconee Veteran's Museum

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13 Short St.

Walhalla, SC 29691

Located in Patriot’s Hall in Walhalla, the Oconee Veteran’s Museum showcases the ways in which Veterans have sacrificed and contributed to our nation and the world. You don’t want to miss it!Photo courtesy of Oconee Veterans Museum

Pickens County Museum of Art and History

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307 Johnson St.

Pickens, SC 29671

Discover the rich history of Pickens County at this unique museum. Housed in the old Pickens County Gaol (jail), there are many artifacts to see and much art to appreciate here. Some folks say that there’s a ghost who lives in the building, so keep your eyes peeled! Photo courtesy of Google street view

Reviva Museum and Visitors Center

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106 E Broad St.

Iva, SC 29655

This museum had past lives as a bank and later as a post office in the Town of Iva. Stop in to see old photos of the town and an impressive collection of arrowheads! Photo courtesy of Visit Anderson

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

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50 N Main St. 

Belton, SC 29627

Located in downtown Belton, this museum celebrates the proud history of tennis in the state of South Carolina. After taking a look at the Belton Area Museum, be sure to pop in here and learn about tennis in South Carolina! Photo courtesy SC Tennis Hall of Fame

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

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208 W South 2nd St

Seneca, SC 29678

Located in the charming, small city of Seneca, the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum tells of the history, culture, and contributions of local African Americans in the area. Photo courtesy Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum