We’ve explored every corner of the state to bring you the best of South Carolina.  The Cotton Mill Exchange offers a surprising array of unique items for the discerning customer.  Beautiful linens, jewelry, decorative items for your home or office, gourmet food and much more can all be found at the Cotton Mill Exchange located in the lobby of the historic South Carolina State Museum. 

Clay Rice Silhouette Cutting & Book Signing
Saturday, April 26
In conjunction with the new exhibit, Mama, Let’s Make a Moon, guests will have an opportunity to have a silhouette cut by award winning artist and children’s book author, Clay Rice.
Space is limited, so reservationa are required. Available time slots are between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Silhouette cuttings are $42 for two copies of the same person and $10 for each for additional copy.
To make a reservation, please call (803) 898-4967 or email Be sure to include your name and contact number.


S.C. State Employees Discount Week
Tues., May 6 - Sun., May 11
S.C. State Employees with a valid I.D. get 10% OFF in the State Museum store
State Employees who are also State Museum Members receive an
Not a member? Join today and save all year!
Museum admission not required to shop.


Check out these great items for Spring!

Stop by the Cotton Mill Excahnge or call 803.898.4967 to order by phone
SC Flag Hook Pillow
Hand Painted Tissue Box

Palmetto Book Charm
Woven Pot Holder
SC Map Tea Towel
Woven Oven Mitt
Palmetto Hook Pillow
Palmetto Ornament
Seersucker Tie
Hand Painted Trash Can
Ladies Aqua Jacket
Traveler Tumbler
Woven Tea Towel
Palmetto Cookie Cutter



Store hours:

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Open Monday, April 14 and Monday, April 21 for Spring Break)
 Sundays 1- 5 p.m.

Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
(803) 898-4967