Welcome to the Sumter County Museum

facebook linkThe Sumter County Museum is a private non-profit institution whose 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), the Carolina Backcountry Homestead, and the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center.

The museum's hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The admission fee is $5.00 for Adults (18-64), $2.00 Students (6-17) and Seniors (65+), and Free for 5 and Under as well as Museum Members. Combination tickets available for visiting the Sumter County Museum and Temple Sinai Jewish History Center. $8.00 for Adults (18-64), $3 Students (6-17) and Seniors (65+), and Free 5 and Under and Museum Members. Combo tickets are good for one week.

Interested in scheduling a group tour? Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oVXSqi4vCMkB8mtT8 . Group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

RENTALS: The Sumter County Museum encourages the use of the Ross S. McKenzie Hall and Martha Brice Gardens by cultural, historical, and civic organizations as well as private individuals for small receptions and gatherings.
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All Sumter County Museum facilities reopened to the public on Thursday, June 4th. Click here to learn more about the updated guidelines we’re setting to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.
As of July 3, 2020 masks are now required to be worn inside museum buildings per City of Sumter ordinance. Museum can provide one disposable mask per guest if necessary.


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Sumter County Museum
122 North Washington Street
P.O. Box 1456
Sumter, SC 29151-1456
Phone 803-775-0908
Sumter County Museum Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00-5:00 Closed Holidays
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Jewish History Center Hours: Thurs and Fri 1:00 to 4:00 and Sat 10:00 to 1:00
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