Field Trip to Anderson County Museum

For 38 years the award-winning Anderson County Museum has been sharing the history of Anderson County. From humble beginnings and one room in the Historic Courthouse to more than 12,000 square feet of gallery space, they have something for all ages. As a collecting museum with 25,000 plus artifacts, there is always something new to discover! You can explore and learn about transportation, mercantile, textiles, military and education. As a key element in the cultural and intellectual landscape of Upstate South Carolina, the gallery boasts an environment of inclusion where diverse audiences find meaning in our shared past and have healthy discussions about history.    

If you are into genealogy and your family lineage, visit the Roper Research Room.  You may learn something new about your family tree through their books, photographs, and manuscripts. Every Tuesday there are seasoned volunteers to help you find what you need. 

Even if you have visited before, there is always something fresh to experience at the admission-free Anderson County Museum. Their artifact-driven approach means the galleries are never static, but offer fun and exciting exhibits, events, and programs monthly.  Make plans now to connect with history and visit soon.

202 East Greenville Street, Anderson, South Carolina  

(864) 260-4737


Admission and Hours

Fred Whitten Gallery & Whitner’s Mercantile Gift Shop
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Roper Research Room
Tuesdays: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. or by appointment.

The Anderson County Museum has free admission, free parking, and accessible facilities. Donations are accepted. Suggested donation: $2.00 / person.


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