The Sumter County Museum offers a wide variety of educational programming for visitors. Along with our normal activities, we also offer customized programs for groups of all ages. If you are interested in a guided tour, a living history demonstration, or want to attend any of our regularly scheduled events, please contact the museum.
|The Civil War officially ended when General Lee surrendered
at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, but word didn’t reach Sumter until much later.
Union General Edward Potter rampaged the area for over two weeks, destroying
railroad and supplies.
Join us for a discussion of the historical importance
and effects of Potter’s Raid on Sumter with panel participants:
Moderator: Robert L. Brown
New Virtual Exhibit on Sumter Postcards:
See how Sumter has developed over time through postcard images and interact with others in a forum. The museum has teacher guides available for free that accompany this website. Contact the museum at 803-775-0908 for more details.
The sections of this website
below are under construction
along with many others to come.
Virtual Tour of the Museum
Sumter County Museum
122 North Washington Street
P.O. Box 1456
Sumter, SC 29151-1456
Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00-5:00 Closed Holidays
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