Cultural Institutions

State-Wide Lowcountry Midlands Pee Dee Upstate

A note regarding our Cultural Institutions

Teaching American History in South Carolina strives to provide online access to the Palmetto State's unique cultural institutions. Museums and historic sites in South Carolina offer teachers a variety of educational programs and resources for the classroom (and the field trip).

Each Cultural Institution page presents information relevant to a museum or historic site in South Carolina. Teachers can find contact information and links to websites, as well as primary sources and teaching materials relating to each of these cultural institutions. Teachers can take virtual tours of select museums and historic sites, which will encourage greater appreciation of the value of historic places, documents, and objects. These cultural institution pages provide online opportunities for numerous “teachable moments” as students discover history through local cultural resources.

Links to Cultural Institutions currently available on are provided below. Check this pages often for updates and new information.

State-Wide Institutions

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Museum
South Carolina Cotton Museum

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
South Carolina Historical Society
South Carolina Political Collections
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Park Service
South Carolina Railroad Museum
South Carolina Tobacco Museum
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology
South Caroliniana Library

Lowcountry Institutions

Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture
Boone Hall Plantation

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charleston Museum
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Drayton Hall

Fort Sumter Group, National Park Service
Gibbes Museum of Art
Patriots Point

Midlands Institutions

American Revolution Association
Camden Archives & Museum
Historic Columbia

Historic Camden
Kensington Mansion
Lexington County Museum

Walker Local History Room, Richland County Public Library

Pee Dee Institutions

Darlington County Historical Commission
Florence County Library - E.N. Zeigler South Carolina Room Florence Museum of Art, Science & History
Hartsville Museum

Hewn-Timber Cabins, Francis Marion University

Kalmia Gardens & Thomas Hart House

Marion County Museum

Diachronic Research Foundation - Johannes Kolb Site

Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Welsh Tract Historic Properties Association
Williamsburgh Historical Museum

Upstate Institutions

American Legion War Museum
Anderson County Museum

Ashtabula Historic House, Pendleton Historic Foundation

Cowpens National Battlefield

Eastern Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina

Fort Hill, Clemson University
Greenville Chautauqua
Greenville County Museum of Art
Hanover & Hopewell Houses, Clemson University
Historic Brattonsville
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Oconee Heritage Center
Oconee Station

Pickens County Museum of Art & History

Special Collections, Clemson University

Upcounty History Museum