South Carolina History


Explore more than 14,000 years
of South Carolina history at the State Museum!

See objects ranging from some of the oldest stone tools found in the Palmetto State to the first automobile mass-produced in South Carolina during the 1920s. All part of the State Museum's history collection, which is home to more than 45,000 objects and historic images related to the Palmetto State's cultural heritage.

Check out the museum's blog to learn more about objects in the museum's history collection!


Take a virtual tour of the museum's fourth floor history gallery with Curator JoAnn Zeise!