Plan A Visit
The Anderson County Museum has free admission, free parking, and accessible facilities. Donations are accepted.
Funding provided by Anderson County and City Accommodations Tax Fund.
Our Exhibits & Gallery
Fred Whitten Gallery
The Anderson County Museum has one of the largest galleries in the state! There are exhibit games and scavenger hunts for all ages. You can book a tour with one of our docent volunteers or explore on your own and get lost in history. We also have event space for rent if you would like to host your next event here!
Anderson County Museum takes great care to cataloged our artifacts. In fact, our artifact database is one of the most comprehensive in South Carolina. Check out our virtual exhibits or our past perfect collection to see some of our artifacts, and visit the Anderson County Museum to see them on display! We also have a research room open to the public on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 7 PM or by appointment with the curator.
Our Programs & Events
We have tons of events for all ages here at the Anderson County Museum. We host book signings, exhibit openings, galas, princess teas, superhero days, movie mashups, and more every month! Check the events calendar to see all upcoming events and program dates, or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on events!
Do you have what it takes to escape the Museum?
You have one hour to work with other visitors to crack the codes and make your way out of Anderson’s First Escape Room!
Opening September 25th at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 6:00 PM.
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New & Coming Soon
Coming Summer 2018
The Anderson County Museum is getting WIFI
What Our Visitors Think
The museum is well organized and informative. Friendly knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Lots of special activities for kids & adults.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“The 10 Best Things to Do in Anderson”
#2 of 25 things to do in Anderson, South Carolina with the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from our visitors.
#1 Best Thing to Do in Anderson
The Anderson County Museum offers visitors a unique look at the history of the people of Anderson County and the state of South Carolina. The museum hosts over 20,000 artifacts from the area in its collection. Along with the artifacts, the museum also contains the Research and Reading room with 2,000 historical photos and 1,600 volumes all open to the public.
#1 Must-Visit List
The Anderson County Museum is the most famous tourist destination in the city. In spite of being small in size, the museum comprises rich historical artifacts. The museum reveals a lot of information to the tourists about Anderson and the United States as a whole.
The museum consists of many beautiful paintings and many other wonderful historical objects. It is undoubtedly the best place to visit if one wants to understand Anderson deeply. Spending an afternoon at this famous museum can be one of the most exciting things to do in Anderson and hence must not be excluded from the must-visit list.