16 Museums to Explore in South Carolina
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South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River.
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Museums to Explore in South Carolina
The Gov. William Aiken House was built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street, in the Wraggborough neighborhood of Charleston. The house is considered to be the best-preserved complex of antebellum domestic structures in Charleston.
The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum established in 1950 with extraordinary collections of European, American, Asian, and modern and contemporary fine and decorative art that span millennia. It is one of the main attractions in Richland county.
Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation and is located within the city of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the largest and most active initial entry training center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year.
Formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery, is an art museum in Charleston which houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South.
The Gen. Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern are two connecting historic buildings located in downtown York, York County, Pennsylvania. The tavern is quite significant for its age and social history but is also an exceptional museum of historic carpentry and vernacular architecture.
This is a historic mansion that was the home of members of the prominent Hampton family. The house is of a post-Colonial, Classical Revival style which was constructed in 1818. Now the house was restored and reopened to the public in 1970 as a museum that epitomizes the lives of the planter elite in antebellum South Carolina and is operated by the Historic Columbia Foundation.
A historic house museum at 87 Church Street in Charleston. Built-in 1772, it was home to Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and was where George Washington stayed during his 1791 visit to the city. It is now owned and operated by the Charleston Museum.
Indian Steps Cabin, also known as the Indian Steps Museum, is a historic memorial and museum located at Lower Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1908 and 1912. It is essentially "L"-shaped with two wings extending from a circular "Kiva." The foundation and first story is constructed of local, well-cut stone. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
This is a historic house museum at 350 Meeting Street in Charleston built in 1803. It was nationally significant as a well-executed and preserved example of Adam style architecture. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
anationally recognised museum which was located inside the Univerisity of South Carolina. I t houses many collections including in material culture, decorative arts, natural sciences, history and fine arts.
The North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center is a fire museum displaying a collection of fire fighting vehicles dating back to the 1780s. It displays more than 20 restored vehicles, interactive exhibits and simulators. The museum is a popular rainy day activity for tourists.
A huge building that once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery constructed in 1859. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in Charleston's African-American history. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.
Patriot's Point was a pre-war historical site which hosted a mock military base. It is now home for three museum ships which has a lot of exhibits which says about the past and is one of the famous landmark in the Charleston county.
This is a historic house museum at 1616 Blanding Street in Columbia, South Carolina which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973 for its architectural significance. It has been furnished with decorative arts of the early 19th century, including American Federal, English Regency, and French Empire pieces.
One of the oldest museums in the United States, located in the Wraggborough neighborhood in Charleston. Its highly regarded collection includes historic artifacts, natural history, decorative arts and two historic Charleston houses.
The Upcountry History Museum is a history museum in Greenville, South Carolina that displays the regional history of fifteen upstate South Carolina counties from the early 18th century to the present.