Includes historic home with local history exhibits, elegant Southern gardens, recreated 19th-century settlement, and Jewish History Center.
About This Deal
- What’s included:
- Individual membership: Free admission for one adult to the Sumter County Museum’s Williams Brice House, Carolina Backcountry Homestead, and Temple Sinai Jewish History Center for one year from redemption date and 10% discount in gift shop.
- Family membership: Individual benefits, free admission for two adults and children under 18 to the Williams Brice House, Carolina Backcountry Homestead, and the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center for one year from redemption date and 2 guest passes.
- All members receive invitations to special events, exhibit openings, and exclusive member events, discounts on classes, educational programs, and Oyster Roast and Shrimp Feast tickets, subscription to the monthly e-newsletter, and recognition in annual Museletter.
Need To Know
About Sumter County Museum
The Sumter County Museum immerses visitors of all ages in everyday life from decades past with extensive historical collections and hands-on exhibits. In the handsome Edwardian Williams-Brice house, guests examine artifacts, artwork, and personal effects of Sumter County residents from the early 20th century, while a Carolina Backcountry homestead gives kids and adults alike a taste of life in the early 1800s with a log cabin, blacksmith's shop, and settler's house. The Sumter County Museum's newest facility is the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center. Here, visitors learn about South Carolina's Jewish history and Sumter's early settlers. They can also explore the Holocaust and Sumter's connections to survivors and liberators. Don't miss the historic stained glass windows and beautiful architectural features of the temple's sanctuary.
- Size: Museum grounds include a two-story Edwardian mansion full of Sumter county archives and fine art exhibits, a surrounding of elegant Southern gardens, and a recreated early 19th-century frontier settlement. Temple Sinai Jewish History Center located just down the street from the main museum in walking distance.
- Eye Catcher: A living-history exhibit of a Carolina Backcountry homestead sends visitors back to 1812 with a rustic log cabin, blacksmith's shop, smokehouse, barn, settler's house, and steam-powered video game console
- Permanent Mainstay: Built in 1916, the stately Edwardian Williams-Brice House hosts an extensive textile collection, fine arts, and artifacts from 20th century American-military history
- Hidden Gem: The museum's extensive archives hold treasures for armchair historians, genealogists, and professional scholars alike, with more than 30,000 photos, personal letters, business records, and maps that date back well into the 19th century
- Don't Miss: The Martha Brice Gardens delight visitors with a labyrinth of dogwoods, azaleas, fish ponds, and century-old pecan trees in a design laid out by celebrated landscape artist Robert Marvin.