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Welcome to the Anderson County 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.

Our 12,000 square foot gallery offers inspiration and innovative experiences through our collections, exhibitions, programs and events. We engage visitors with our artifact-driven approach in galleries that are not static, but offer new and exciting exhibits, events and programs monthly.

andersonians in war

During your visit, you'll likely see the start of construction on our new permanent exhibit, Andersonians in War. Highlighting the heroes of our county and its rich military history, this exhibit will zoom in on the personal experiences of those who were there, giving visitors a chance to live these stories rather than simply read them. Each tale included in this exhibit will offer a unique window into our military past, from the Revolution to the modern day. Learn more about our new exhibit.



Recent News

Artifact of the Week: Andersonian W.B. King's Boots

These boots belonged to W.B. King “Big King” who was Sheriff of Anderson in the early 1900s. Known as “The Largest Sheriff in the World” Big King weighed 425 pounds and was nearly 7 feet tall!

Artifact of the Week: Anderson City Ice Plant Ice Spoon

Do you remember having ice delivered? This souvenir spoon and bottle opener was given away by the Anderson City Ice Plant opened by the Townsend brothers in 1889.