More Than a History Museum

For more than 37 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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Anderson County Museum’s Grand Opening was October 23, 1983.

We are so grateful to Anderson County and to the Friends of the Museum for their continued support.  Will you send a gift to celebrate? 


Gallery and Museum Hours
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Many programs are FREE and open to the public, unless fee is stated on the program.

Roper Research Room Hours
Tuesdays: 1 – 7 p.m. or by appointment.

Our Vision

As the custodian of local and regional history, the Anderson County Museum is a key element in our county’s cultural art scene and intellectual landscape. We seek to broaden the perspectives of visitors through exhibits and programs which celebrate our shared past, commemorate growth, and promote healthy discussion throughout the community.

Our Values

We value education and a culture of inclusion as we offer opportunities for visitors to explore, discover, and enjoy history. We aim to provide an environment which welcomes and encourages our patrons to genuinely encounter the past.

Our Mission

The award-winning Anderson County Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts that document the history of Anderson County and South Carolina.

202 East Greenville Street | Anderson SC 29621 | 864-260-4737

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