Anderson County Museum

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Facility:Anderson County Museum
Description:The Anderson County Museum is a history museum located in downtown Anderson and is a part of the National Heritage Corridor. The museum serves to tell the story of the city, county and region.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:202 East Greenville Street
Address 2:
City:Anderson
State/Province:SC
Zip Code:29622
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tuesdays 10 am to 7 pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission:Free
Telephone:(864) 260-4737
Website:Visit Website
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Carla C, Co-op Member
This is a wonderful free field trip. When you walk in, you see a small replica of the country fair. There is also a huge dollhouse that is a complete replica of a house that is right off of exit 19 on I-85. The owner of the house had the dollhouse made and it is in exact detail down to the paintings and carpet. You can press the buttons and the lights come on in the room and you car read the card to get more information. They also have an actual one room schoolhouse located there. Certain tours and summer camps can go inside. In the museum, there is a section with what the inside of the one room school would have looked like complete with "teacher" and "students". Along those walls are pictures of old schools from around the area. In the back of the museum is the general store. There is a section detailing the depression era and how it affected this area. There is also a section detailing the textile changes that were made from seeing a "woman" with a spinning wheel and the cotton still on the sticks to seeing a cotton gin to seeing looms. Kids can practice making a weave with strips of cloth. They can also try turning a handle to see how many turns it would take to power different items. There are a lot of other areas in the museum to explore as well. The museum offers scout days where scouts can go and do scavenger hunts. They also have an American Doll club that meets once a month. There is a gift shop with rocking chairs on the "porch". I would recommend going at least once and take your time going through.
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