Sumter County Museum
122 North Washington Street
Sumter SC 29150
Jun 23, 2021 by Rebecca Compton
Thoroughly enjoyed meeting Signe Pike and hearing about the research she did for her books---The Lost Queen, and The Forgotten Kingdom. She also shared some information about her next two books. It was wonderful to be back at the Museum for an event and see several friends as well!
Jan 24, 2021 by Donna Melpolder
Docents very knowledgeable, friendly, exhibits engaging, and gift shop a hidden gem.
Jan 23, 2021 by John Devito
Very nice lady working there. Cool buildings and history. Love the buildings in the back. All around great time.
Oct 09, 2020 by Frank Zeigler
Great place to gather with family and friends.
Sep 16, 2020 by Ruth Dunne
This place has some amazing facts...check it out
Aug 14, 2020 by Jonee Hensley
We went to the museum about a month ago for the pirates event. Everyone that was there was very nice and knowledgeable. There was fun activities for the kids and lots of different exhibits. It was a very good experience.
Jul 12, 2020 by Amy Vaughn
The Sumter Co. Genealogical Society is in the basement of the museum in the front of the house. I went there to find some of my ancestors who faught in the Rev War. I want to join the DAR group. Found them in books from the 1770s. They have the whole East Coast of books from the early 1770s. So if you are looking for someone, they might have it. There is a $20 non-member fee per day. I asked why and the man said, they are all volunteers and it's just a way to get a bit of funding to help with daily operations. I'm fine with that. They have books and local maps for sale also. Museum back country area is what Sumter Co would have look like in the 1700’s. They have Back County days 2 times a year and other events throughout the year. Pirate day is a fun one in June. Beautiful place for weddings and other events. Beautiful place to take pictures also.
They also have costumes for rent.
Jun 27, 2020 by Richard Delmolino
Love going to the museum and my kids enjoy learning history at special events
Mar 14, 2020 by Dorothy Skoland
Great history of not only Sumter but also of SC. Great staff
Mar 12, 2020 by T. Anthony Sanders Jr.
Shrimp fest yummy oyster roast even better
Feb 18, 2020 by aNita
People were very nice during the field trip
Jan 20, 2020 by JJ Bentley
This is a treasure hidden away right under our noses in the middle of town. The gardens and house were beautiful. This is the beginning of January, so there is quite an impressive display of mature Camelias in full bloom. I imagine in the spring, summer and fall it will look like a beautiful spread from the pages of Southern Living magazine. The aesthetics are matched only by a rich history, delivered by a very knowledgeable and welcoming docent and is kept going by a lady(equally friendly and full of knowledge)we found working just outside the gift shop. I will definitely be back and will bring more people next time I visit.
Oct 11, 2019 by Gary Wieselman
"Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it."
The Sumter County Museum is a great place to learn about how people lived their lives in our state's past.
The people who work and volonteer are knowledgeable and friendly, and welcome questions and opportunities to share their knowledge.
I encourage both visitors to Sumter and local people who have never been to their Sumter County Museum to spend a day visiting our historical past.
You will enjoy it, I did.
Oct 11, 2019 by Carla Sessions
Take a step back and learn about Sumter County history. Visit a homestead and see how your ancestors lived. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. I would love to come back and visit the geneological society, as they were unfortunately closed for renovations when I visited.
Apr 20, 2019 by Ajoa H
Learned some history and it's a nice place to host an event
Apr 04, 2019 by Amy Vaughn
The Sumter Co. Genealogical Society is in the basement of the museum in the front of the house. I went there to find some of my ancestors who faught in the Rev War. Found them in books from the 1770s. They have the whole East Coast of books from the early 1770s. So if you are looking for someone, they might have it. There are some small fees if you use some of the research computers. I asked why and the man said, they are all volunteers and it's just a way to get a bit of funding to get other items. I'm fine with that. They have books and local maps for sale also. The man was telling me about up coming events the ladies are planning. A tea party and you come dressed in your favorite time period. I think in Sept.
Oct 13, 2018 by Brenda Wade
I really enjoyed my visit for the Carolina Backcountry Harvest. There were people dressed in period clothing, demonstrations of woodworking, textiles, cooking and more. This was a small demonstration with big impact!