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Florence County Museum

111 W Cheves St, Florence, SC 29501-4401
+1 843-676-1200
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Nice but a bit...sparse

My family loves museums, even our three-year-old. On the way home from a trip, we spent the night... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt A
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New Bern, North Carolina
Well done history museum

This museum is worth a trip, if you find yourself in Florence, South Carolina. American military... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Rosemary D
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The Florence County Museum showcases over 140 works representing 20th-century Southern art, along with works by Florence native, William H. Johnson. Through a range of exhibitions, studios, lectures and family programming, the FCM provides visitors of all ages an educational experience. The Pee Dee History Gallery is home to Native American and Colonial period artifacts as well as Civil War items from the Florence Stockade prison camp and Confederate Naval Yard. Natural sciences exhibits explore regional themes such as the formation of and biodiversity in the Great Pee Dee River. Temporary exhibits also are included.
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“local history” (8 reviews)
“downtown area” (3 reviews)
“art exhibits” (2 reviews)
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111 W Cheves St, Florence, SC 29501-4401
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+1 843-676-1200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loves museums, even our three-year-old. On the way home from a trip, we spent the night in Florence and decided to catch the museum before we left town the next day. The staff was friendly, pointed out a children's activity in one of...More

Thank Matt A
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is worth a trip, if you find yourself in Florence, South Carolina. American military history is on display and arranged chronologically. Interesting to both young and old.

Thank Rosemary D
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The museum is housed in a beautiful building that is part of the up an coming downtown area. The museum provides a great overview of the history and culture of the county.

Thank SCC1992
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A great place to go and learn about the surrounding area's history. It's small and doesn't take a whole lot of time to walk through, but they have a lot of neat pieces of history. It's worth a trip!

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Great find! Informative on the local history. Must stop in Florence. You should try out the joggling benches in the courtyard!

Thank AMBxxx
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

great addition to the revitalization of the downtown area. they have a nice little set up full of local history. they have events where they do family friendly activities every month or so. great place!

Thank iris s
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Wanting to spend an hour or two by myself on a Saturday post-brunch, I wandered into the large, contemporary building that is the Flo Co Museum. Expecting some pottery and historical displays, I was blown away at the caliber of artifacts presented. The upstairs left...More

1  Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I took my Art Camp, 23 young kids, to this museum in late July. They were a little loud but the staff was pleasant and forgiving. The entire museum provoked great questions and discussions amongst the children and the hands on exhibit was a hit!...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Dropped in mid afternoon, very few patrons, so I talked to the receptionist a good bit. Spent most of my time in history section, but the art selection was also impressive. This large collection came from a very generous local doctor,and the selection is rotated...More

1  Thank TX2OBX
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I liked the old museum, but they're able to offer so many more programs in this amazing space. The art galleries are wonderful, and they do a good job at providing a snapshot of Florence history.

Thank sc2nc
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