Sumter County Museum

122 North Washington Street
Sumter, SC 29151


Mission is to promote the history of Old Sumter District through the preservation and exhibition of objects, manuscripts, and documents, which relate the story of this area of South Carolina. The museum includes the Williams-Brice House (1916), the Heritage Education Center (2003) and the Carolina Backcountry Homestead.

History :
Sumter home of the famous Revolutionary War hero, Gen. Thomas Sumter, the "Fighting Gamecock." Sumter Scene of one of the last battles of the Civil War—the Battle of Dingle’s Mill. The Sumter County Museum invites you to stroll through our gates and experience life in an elegantly restored Edwardian house built in 1916 by the Moses and Phelps families and given by the Williams-Brice estate in 1972 to become a museum. Inside you’ll see one of the finest textile collections in the state. Take in the breadth of our decorative arts and fine art collections. View a splendid military history exhibit documenting American struggles during the 20th century. Linger in our period rooms and imagine life at a slower pace—days filled with the best of Southern hospitality. Listen as you view our exhibit of tools and implements used in everyday life for the past two centuries and you may hear long-silent voices telling of the hard work and determination it took to build our country.Step back to a place in time and gain a new perspective on your place in time. Celebrate history with us at the Sumter County Museum.

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