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South Carolina State Museum

  • 301 Gervais St. Map It

Updated 09/28/2012

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Exhibits in this refurbished textile mill explore the state's natural history, archaeology, and historical development, as well as technological and artistic accomplishments. An iron gate made for the museum by Phillip Simmons, the "dean of Charleston blacksmiths," is on display, as is an exhibit on South Carolina's astronauts. In the Stringer Discovery Center, children can check out microorganisms under microscopes and climb inside a tree to observe the animals that live

in the branches. Other objects include a reproduction of a Confederate submarine and artifacts from the state's cotton industry and slavery. Admission on the first Sunday of each month is only $1.

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301 Gervais St., Columbia, South Carolina, 29201, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

Updated 09/28/2012


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