Pickens County Museum of Art and History

Pickens, SC

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Address: 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671 Number: (864) 898-5963 Website Contact How do we get there?

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The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is a charming community museum filled with permanent exhibits that tell the stories of Pickens County.

Before you even step in the doors you'll realize you're part of history, as the museum is located in the old Pickens County Goal! 

This former jail is a wonderful example of turn-of-the-century architecture, constructed of hand-rolled brick. Make sure you look up because you won't want to miss its crenellated turret and copper-colored tin roof.

Within the museum you'll find permanent exhibits featuring the history of the county, as well as actual artifacts and antiques from peoiple and events who helped shape the town. 

In addition to the exhibits, the Pickens County Museum of Art and History also offer three separate galleries that host changing exhibitions every 8 to 12 weeks. This means you can keep going back and see something new!

These rotating exhibits cover regional artists, interspersed with varied competitions, as well as thematic exhibits and even historical perspective shows. Don't miss the museum's annual "Youth Arts Month" programming either.

After your museum experience, it's worth stopping by the Joe and Maggie Rampey Native Plant Garden. It was designed as an outdoor Natural History presentation and is actually on the museum grounds so an addition to history that kids love!

A charming museum documenting the hiistory of a charming South Carolina county, so don't forget to stop by!

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They offer free admission but always welcome donations

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Check their facebook page for all the latest events and exhibits

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They would be happy to host! Performance areas and a studio classroom further enhance the expanded museum.

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Give them a call if you have any questions about accessibility! They will be happy to help you

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When can we go?

Open 9am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday

Closed Mondays and weekends

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