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Family History

Being a descendant of General Thomas Sumter, this was one of our stops on our tour of Sumter and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Anniebelle38
What a great place

The Sumter Historical Museum is a great place to visit. Early 20th Century Sumter is not really my... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Jeffrey S
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22 Jul 2018
“Family History”
5 Jun 2018
“What a great place”
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Historic Williams-Brice House, Heritage Education Center, Research Archives, Outdoor Exhibits, Carolina Backcountry Homestead, Living History, Public Programs and Gift Shop Located in Downtown Sumter
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122 N Washington St, Sumter, SC 29150-4920
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+1 803-775-0908
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Being a descendant of General Thomas Sumter, this was one of our stops on our tour of Sumter and visiting the room devoted to him was a great treat. The staff along with Oliver (the cat) were very friendly.

Thank Anniebelle38
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This new addition opened June 2 and tells the story of the Jewish community in SC, particularly Sumter families. The history center is housed in community area space connected to the Temple Sinai, originally built in 1900. That building burned and was replaced by the...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The Sumter Historical Museum is a great place to visit. Early 20th Century Sumter is not really my cup of tea, but the charming lady that took us around made it worth our time to go there. I highly recommend going here if you're in...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Saw a deal on Groupon for a annual membership for a family and ordered it. Visited one time with the wife and kids and she instantly fell in love with the history and the beautiful structure. What was once the William Brice House now houses...More

Thank brian0910
Reviewed 20 March 2018

One of Sumter's classic, downtown great houses has been adapted to home the county's museum. Pretty much a typical, local, small-town museum, besides the usual displays, it also boasts relocated, old buildings in the back yard for larger items such as farm implements, a weaving...More

Thank Robertmsnz
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended family visit. Beautiful home and interesting history. The displays are well presented. Lots of events throughout the year.

Thank lisadavey
Reviewed 23 July 2017

So much Sumter history in this place! It is an awesome place to learn about old times. Will try to attend many of their events

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was our first stop in Sumter for our day trip from Summerville. Wonderful museum. The historian was very nice. We want to return .

Thank saylorcats
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The museum offers a lot of great events including Back Country Harvest, Back Country Christmas, Shrimp Roast and the Oyster Roast. The Oyster Roast is our favorite event in Sumter. For $50 you get all you can eat oysters, collards, chili, beer and wine. It...More

Thank Morgan E
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Lots of fabulous SC history, emphasizing Sumter and a lot of special events! A great space to rent out for events, as well. You cannot miss the annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Feast!

Thank BronwynKelson
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