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03 Jun 2013

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  Anderson County Museum
Anderson County Courthouse
Anderson, SC
(864) 260-4737 (during hours)
Hours:
Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM
  Admission:
FREE
  Changing exhibits demonstrate different facets of Anderson County History. Located in the basement of the historic 1897 Anderson County Courthouse.
 
  Ashtabula House
PO Box 444
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-7249
Hours:
Sunday  2PM-6PM (April through October)
Or by appointment
  Admission:
Adults $5.00 
Children (6-14) $ 2.00
  This house museum, built in the 1820's, contains many fine period furnishings and historic items.  It is located three miles east of town on SC Highway 88.
 
  Belton Center for the Arts
300 N. Main Street
Belton, SC
(864) 338-6923
Hours:
To Be Determined.
  Admission:
To Be Determined.
  Now being developed.
 
  Ruth Drake Museum
Depot Building
Main Street
Belton, SC
(864) 338-5741
Hours:
By appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  Exhibits pertaining to Belton and Anderson County history are displayed in this refurbished railroad depot on Main Street in downtown Belton.
 
  Hunter's Store
East Queen Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-3782
(800) 862-1795
(864) 646-2506 (Fax)
Hours:
Monday - Friday  9AM-4:30PM
(except holidays)
  Admission:
FREE
  The headquarters of the Tri-County Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission has historical exhibits and frequently changed displays.  Information at the office is available on many historic and tourism sites in the region.  Also in the building is a local history and genealogy library.  Located at the corner of North Mechanic and East Queen Streets in the heart of the National Register downtown of Pendleton.
 
  Pendleton District
Agricultural Museum

Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-3782
Hours:
By appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  Pre-1925 farm equipment and tools, along with Cherokee Indian and local history artifacts, are in this 6,000 square foot building, resembling a race horse barn which earlier was on this property.  Located on US Hwy 76, across from Tri-County Technical College.
 
  South Carolina
Tennis Hall of Fame

Depot Building
Main Street
Belton, SC
(864) 338-7751
Hours:
Mon., Tues. & Thurs.  11AM-1PM & 2PM-8PM
Wed.  9AM-1PM & 2PM-3:30PM
Fri.  11AM-1PM
Sat. 9AM-1PM & 2PM-3:30PM
Also by appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  Portraits by acclaimed sports artist Wayland Moore (a Belton native) and memorabilia of the Hall of Fame inductees are features, along with artifacts and trophies related to tennis history in the state.  Located in the depot building on Main Street in downtown Belton. Visitors may obtain key from library in same building.
 
  Woodburn Plantation
PO Box 444
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-7249
Hours:
Sunday  2PM-6PM (April through October)
Or by special arrangement.
  Admission:
Adults $5.00 
Children (6-14) $2.00
  A house museum, built ca. 1830 by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, contains period furnishings and historic items. The Adger and Smythe families were also early owners.  Located on US Hwy 76 adjacent to the Pendleton District Agricultural Museum.

 

Oconee County

     
  Blue Ridge Arts Council
111 E. S. 2nd Street
Seneca, SC
(864) 882-2722
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 1PM-5PM
  Admission:
FREE
  The center hosts one member shows, four solo artists, and two open shows per year. Art classes are also offered for children and adults.
 
  Lunney Museum
211 S. First Street
Seneca, SC
(864) 882-4811
Hours:
Thursday - Sunday: 1PM-5:30PM
Or by appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  This unique "California Bungalow" house museum, built in 1909, has Victorian furnishings, period costumes and other Oconee County memorabilia.  Located in Seneca's historic district.
  Oconee Heritage Center
123 Brown Square Street
Walhalla, SC
(864) 638-2224
Hours:
Tue, Thur, Fri Noon-5:00PM - Sat 10:00AM-3:00PM
Or by appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  Oconee County memorabilia.  Located in Walhalla's downtown historic district.

 

Pickens County

 
  Antiquers Heaven
SC Hwy 135 & Flat Rock Road Liberty, SC
(864) 843-6827
Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday  11AM-5PM
Sunday  1PM-5PM or by appointment
  Admission:
  Everything from pre-WWI autos to the old general store, dentist office, barber shop and more are displayed.  Located at the corner of SC Hwy 135 and Flat Rock Road, 3 miles south east of Liberty.
 
  Campbell Museum of
Natural History

Clemson University
Clemson, SC
(864) 656-4789
Hours:
By appointment Monday - Friday  8AM-4:30PM
  Admission:
FREE
  Named for benefactors Bob and Betsy Campbell, contains more than 18,000 species of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals, as well as 40,000 plant samples form South Carolina and the Southeast.   Housed in the Kinard Annex at Clemson University
 
  Central History Museum
416 Church Street
Central, SC
(864) 639-2794
Hours:
Last Sunday of each month 2-4PM
and by appointment
  Admission:
  Located in the 1893 Jeptha Norton Morgan House in Central, headquarters of the Cental Heritage Society.   Five rooms are furnished as a house museum.  Other exhibits feature artifacts and history of Central and its surrounding area.
 
  Collins Ole Town
228 Lawton Road
Central, SC
(864) 639-2618
Hours:
By appointment
  Admission:
 
  The atmosphere of the old general store, with an entertaining collection of merchandise and nostalgic advertisements, plus a barber shop and an old school house.
 
  Fort Hill
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
(864) 656-4789
(864) 656-2475
Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 2PM-5PM
Closed for university holidays.
Reservations suggested for groups
  Admission:
Suggested donation
  Home of statesman John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law Thomas Green Clemson, this National Historic Landmark is furnished with family pieces.  It is in the heart of the Clemson University Campus, and is was this plantation that was deeded to the state by Mr. Clemson to start the school.
 
  Bob Campbell
Geology Museum

Clemson University
Clemson, SC
(864) 656-4789
(864) 656-4481
Hours:
Thursday, Friday & Sunday 1-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Or by appointment
  Admission:
FREE
  A large collection of minerals, gems, and fossils from all over the world, including faceted gemstones and fluorescent minerals. Located in the South Carolina Botanical Garden on Perimeter Road.
 
  Hagood-Mauldin House &
Irma Morris Museum of
Fine Arts

(864) 878-2068
Hours:
Saturday 1PM-4PM (May through August)
Special Christmas Event first week in December
  Admission:
Special group rates by appointment
  This house, ca. 1828, was built at Old Pickens Courthouse and moved to the present town in 1868.  It features 17th and 18th century art and furnishings.  Located at North Lewis Street and Queen Court in the heart of Pickens.
 
  Hanover House
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
(864) 656-4789
(864) 656-2475
Hours:
Saturday  10AM-5PM
Sunday  2PM-5PM
Reservations suggested for groups
  Admission:
Suggested donation
  This colonial home of French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien was built in 1716 in Berkeley County, South Carolina, and was moved to the Clemson University Campus in 1941.  It is located in the South Carolina Botanical Garden on Perimeter Road.
 
  Pickens County Museum
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC
(864) 898-5963
(864) 898-5964
Hours:
Tuesday 8:30AM-8:30PM
Wednesday, Friday 8:30AM-5PM
Saturday 12Noon-4PM
  Admission:
FREE
  Art and local history exhibits are in this 1903 gaol (jail) which resembles a castle.  Rotating exhibits are featured, and a museum shop has work by regional artists and craftsmen.

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