The Anderson County Museum reopened on May 18, 2003. The building has 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, with permanent exhibits including textile, religion, military, electricity, agriculture, Buena Vista Park, Hall of Fame, County Fair, hot air balloon, and SC National Heritage Corridor. The museum offers numerous educational programs on different topics and for different age groups. It also offers pre-visit activities for school groups.
The Anderson County Museum won the Award of Achievement for The Conservation and Preservation of the Anderson County Fair Model. "This award is presented to museums in South Carolina that have presented an exhibit, program, or publication, which demonstrates excellent utilization of the resources available to that institution."
To collect, care for, exhibit, interpret and demonstrate items that will serve to illustrate the history of Anderson County and will preserve its heritage. To provide passive and formal educational opportunities to teach the history of Anderson County to its citizens and especially to its children.