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Pickens County Museum of Art and History

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Address: 307 Johnson St, Pickens, SC 29671-2463
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Have been here a few times, I try to go when they have new showings. Love to go there and relax as I enjoy viewing the art work.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
Diane S
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Pickens, South Carolina
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Pickens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a wonderful museum. Lots of historical items and information as well as showcasing local artists. They change it up regularly and it stays fresh. The gift shop has crafts from local artists - great for Christmas shopping. Make a point to stop in - you will not be disappointed!

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Pickens, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Have been here a few times, I try to go when they have new showings. Love to go there and relax as I enjoy viewing the art work.

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Thank Diane S
Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Loved all that this museum has to offer. Wonderful displays and so much awesome history. Great little treasure in Pickens

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Thank Teresa S
South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I've been here often and really enjoy going. This is a great little museum in the heart of down town Pickens. Its actually been converted from the first jail/law enforcement center. The county has really done a great job in providing this wonderful museum to the people. The exhibits give you the sense of history of this area and also... More 

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Pickens, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a somewhat small museum, but it is free and it does an adequate job of displaying items pertinent to the local area. It is house in what used to be an old jail and there are great implement displays. Some of the time, they will have temporary Art exhibits from all levels of artists, and we find those... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I was recently in Pickens SC and my wife and I made the time to visit the Pickens County Museum and are we glad we did. Pickens is really a small town but this museum rates with the big guys. The museums covers anthropology of items from thousands of years ago, The Revolutionary War, Civil War and on to present... More 

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Pickens, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Far exceeded what we expected. Well presented, well maintained, interesting exhibits. Friendly staff. I put this in a class above some small town museums I have seen. I was pleased and surprised. Good way to spend a couple of hours. But, I love museums.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I'm originally from the area, but have lived away for 30+ years. Was recently back there on vacation and discovered this gem housed in the old jailhouse. Although there's nothing on the inside that would indicate it had ever been a jail, the exterior is quite interesting and unique in its own right. Inside, there are two main history rooms:... More 

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Central, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

This museum houses a wonderful collection of historical artifacts and is a great adaptive reuse of a historic structure (the old county "gaol"). A piano from the home of former vice president John C. Calhoun, Confederate uniforms and weapons, Native American artifacts, and works of art by local residents are just a few of the many interesting things found here.... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

At first I did not expect a lot but I was pleasantly surprised! The museum is full of local historical artifacts and details. It is informative and educational. If you are near Pickens, SC I suggest you go for a visit.

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