Welcome to the Award Winning Anderson County Museum

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 are Saying

Best museum of its size in the state.

Greg W.

This is a great place to learn about our local history, and our kids really enjoyed the exhibits.

Marcy H.

This is a local gem. You should visit and take your family. If you have out of town guest it is a must.

Jodi C.

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!

Stefan C.

Great place to take the kids on a rainy day and learn about Anderson county and the past. Lots of interesting facts. We will return.

Jodie F.

The grandkids had the greatest time, very entertaining and informative. Kept the kids entertained for several hours. Will definitely be going back to visit again.

Diane S.

went there with my a few friends from my jrotc group with our instructor to kill time before we had to speak at a middle school .. 10/10

Summer H.

I went with my child and his class to the museum. I was quite pleased. I have lived in Anderson all my life and this is exactly how Anderson is. They have a replica of the Anderson County Fairgrounds. I think this museum represents the culture of Anderson from past to present.

Patty S.

The museum is well organized and informative. Friendly knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Lots of special activities for kids & adults.

Barbara B.

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.

Jeffrey T.

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.

Sabrina L.

Q&A About the Museum

How do I rent the museum? E-mail the Museum Executive Director Beverly Childs at bchilds@andersoncountysc.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.

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 lbloparo@andersoncountysc.org. 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.

Does the Anderson County Museum purchase artifacts? No, the Anderson County Museum does not purchase artifacts.

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.

How do I donate an artifact? You can make an appoint with our Curator, Dustin Norris (864-260-4737 or rdnorris@andersoncountysc.org) to donate artifacts.

Does the Anderson County Museum do appraisals? No, the Anderson County Museum does not have a certified appraiser and we do not do appraisals.