Sumter County Museum

The Sumter County Museum is a private non-profit institution that preserves, interprets, and promotes the historical and cultural heritage of Old Sumter District.

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Over 9,000 Sumter County residents, students, and visitors visit the museum each year to learn about our county's history in an interactive manner. Our Williams-Brice House takes visitors back in time to the early 1900's. Outside of the house, our Carolina Backcountry Homestead transports visitors even further back to the year 1800! We have 8 structures that represent life in this area around 1800 including a Blacksmith Shop, Loom House, and Log Cabin. This homestead comes alive several times a year with costumed living history interpretation. We also plan educational programming throughout the year with history lectures, book signings, and more! We've recently added the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center to the Sumter County Museum complex. Come learn about Jewish settlement in South Carolina and Sumter specifically as well as the Holocaust.
This year all funds will go towards adding new educational programs! We have a great outdoor historical classroom in our Carolina Backcountry Homestead. We also have a new wonderful educational resource in our Temple Sinai Jewish History Center. We've recently added staff to focus primarily on education. Funds raised this year will help this staff create new programs to help expand our reach into the community!