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10 Best Museums in South Carolina

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Nov 30, 2021 04:18 PM EST

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10 Best Museums in South Carolina

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Whether you live in South Carolina or you're going to be visiting the Palmetto state soon, there are some fun activities that you should participate in while there. One of these activities is seeing some of the many museums this state has to offer. South Carolina is well-known for its unique historical museums, and here is an overview of 10 of the best museums in South Carolina:

1. American Legion Post 3 Cecil B. Buchanan War Museum - Located in Greenville, South Carolina, this museum has exhibits based on the history of the military in America and around the world.

2. Williamsburgh Historical Museum - This museum, operated by the Williamsburg Historical Society, is located in Kingstree, South Carolina, and provides exhibits based on local historical information.

3. Walnut Grove Plantation - This museum is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and it offers exhibits of 18th-century plantation homes and historic outbuildings. The Spartanburg County Historical Associations operates the Walnut Grove Plantation Museum.

4. U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum - This official army museum, located in Columbia, South Carolina, offers exhibits about the history of basic combat training in the United States Army. It was developed in 1917, which is when Fort Jackson first opened.

5. South Carolina Cotton Museum - Located in Bishopville, South Carolina, this museum offers exhibits that include maritime artifacts, Fresnel lenses, ship models, photos, and much more.

6. South Carolina Civil War Museum - This museum is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It features exhibits based on firearms from Civil War times, edged weapons used during this historical war, books, newspapers, and gowns dresses, and more.

7. Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library - If you're a baseball fan and you love learning about history in South Carolina, then you'll love the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library, which is located in Greenville, South Carolina. This museum and library offer many exhibits based on this baseball legend, and it's located in the house that Joe Jackson and his wife built in 1940.

8. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum - There are many great Myrtle Beach museums, but the Pinball Museum is retro and fun. It features popular pinball games from the '80s and '90s. What's even better is that you can play these classic games at one of the best Myrtle Beach museums.

9. Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum - This museum, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, offers plenty of exciting and educational exhibits that are interactive.

10. Powder Magazine Museum - Located in the beautiful historic city of Charleston, SC, this military museum offers exhibits based on when this facility was used to store ammunition during the American and Colonial Revolution periods.

As you can see, there are many fun and very educational museums in the state of South Carolina. This list only focuses on 10 out of the many museums there are throughout the state. These museums can teach you a great deal about South Carolina's history, which is a good idea to find out if you want to familiarize yourself with the Palmetto state.

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