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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

Conservation of the Robert Anderson Fountain Begins

On July 19th the Warren Lasch Conservation Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, SC began the arduous task of dismantling the Robert Anderson Fountain.

Artifact of the Week: Brass Fire Bell

This brass fire bell from the Anderson City Fire Department dates from the 1940s to the 1960s. Stop by today to see other items from Anderson’s firefighting history displayed outside the Roper Research Room.