Welcome to the Award Winning Anderson County Museum (ACM). Our 12,000 square foot gallery offers inspiration and innovative experiences through our collections, exhibitions, programs and events. We engage visitors with our artifact-driven approach in galleries that are not static, but offer new and exciting exhibits, events and programs monthly.
For more than 30 years we have told the stories of Anderson County and South Carolina. These stories educate visitors on the local, regional, and national significance our rich history proclaims. As a museum with more than 25,000 artifacts, our permanent exhibits are always changing. New temporary exhibits are presented quarterly as we collect, preserve, and interpret objects in the ACM collection.
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What Our Visitors Say
Wonderful event for children, great displays, extremely helpful staff, and very thorough history of the Anderson area. I’m grateful for the preservation of memory and history that happens here and highly recommend it to anyone curious of their surroundings here in the Anderson area. Free admission! Take your kids!
This is a local gem. You should visit and take your family. If you have out of town guest it is a must.
This is a great place to learn about our local history, and our kids really enjoyed the exhibits.
Best museum of its size in the state.
Very clean and very informative. Lots to see and read. I was unable to tour the entire facility within a few hours. I will be back next time I am in the area.
Love that it was free – and the museum was really well done overall. It has some good interactive displays for the kids. Was a great way to learn more about the local area and the southern states in general.
We had never been to the museum until yesterday evening. We are so IMPRESSED! We took the pottery class, which was a lot of fun. I plan to stay tuned in for other activities. Thank you for all you do.
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Email us to receive information about Anderson County Museum.
E-mail the Museum Executive Director Beverly Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will need type of function, number of people, date, time, and if you plan to serve wine or beer. You will receive an e-mail reply with the cost.
What are your hours?
The Museum is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How do I do research at the Museum?
The Roper Research Room is open each Tuesday from 1 – 7 p.m. or by appointment with the Curator. On Tuesdays, there is a trained volunteer in the room to help you with your research.
Does the Anderson County Museum purchase artifacts?
No, the Anderson County Museum does not purchase artifacts.
How do I book a tour?
Tours are booked with a volunteer Docent through Linda Loparo. Please call or e-mail Linda to schedule a tour: (864) 260-4737 or email email@example.com. Include the time and date you would like to come. Tours are done for 3rd grade and above school groups and community groups of ten or more. We do not charge for tours but appreciate groups making a donation.
How much is the admission to the museum?
Admission to the Anderson County Museum is free, however we do encourage donations. Donations to the Museum help with the upkeep of current exhibits and the production of new exhibits.
How do I find out about an event?
The events are posted on the Website as well as our Facebook page.
How can I volunteer?
You can volunteer by filling out a Volunteer Application on the Website. You can also stop by the Museum and fill out an application here.
What type of artifacts does the museum take?
The museum takes artifacts related to Anderson County and/or South Carolina.