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Museum of York County

4621 Mount Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732-9637
+1 803-329-2121
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Better than I Expected!

I am so impressed with the Museum of York County! The exhibits are well done and interesting and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
72wandam
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
So Worth the Visit!!!

The kids and I seriously fell in love with this place. So much to explore and put your hands on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cryssy501
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Explore the Carolina Piedmont and its connections to the world at the Museum of York County! Our Naturalist Center is the only Smithsonian-styled education center in South Carolina, with more than 2,000 specimens at your fingertips. Our staff will guide your learning adventures from the Piedmont and across the globe. In the Settlemyre Planetarium, travel the cosmos from the comfort of your seat with state-of-the-art digital projection and new programs. Based on the imaginative artwork of nationally-known illustrator and long-time Rock Hill resident, Vernon Grant, a playful learning space awaits our youngest visitors in Tot Town, while the Gallery features changing exhibitions for the young and young-at-heart. Don’t miss award-winning exhibitions and programs exploring a variety of natural history topics. Our Museum Gift Shop offers items of interest for all ages. A picnic area and Nature Trail offer outdoor experiences.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4621 Mount Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732-9637
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am so impressed with the Museum of York County! The exhibits are well done and interesting and the staff is informative and friendly. My two year old granddaughter enjoyed it as much as her eight year old brother. One additional benefit is that you...More

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Windy C, Social Media Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 72wandam, Thanks so much for the 5-star rating. We appreciate your feedback on our museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids and I seriously fell in love with this place. So much to explore and put your hands on. We were disappointed, however, in the point of view of the planetarium.

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Windy C, Social Media Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review! If you have comments or questions on the planetarium, please feel free to contact Carole Holmberg, Planetarium Manager, at cholmberg@chmuseums.org. We look forward to seeing you and your family again.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

You were county museum is probably the most interesting thing to see in York County. It is like he museum and the zoo combined. Something for all ages

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Aputnam, Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope that you will come back during our special events like "Harry Potter Science Saturday" and "Earth Day Birthday".

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We took 7 of our grandkids through the museum. They all had a great time. We are looking forward to coming bcak. We will probably buy the membership.More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum of York County. We pride ourselves on having something for all ages. At only $85. for a family membership, which covers 2 adults and all of your grandchildren for a year at our museum, Historic...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I remember coming here on field trips as a kid. I love coming here even now...and not just for nostalgias sake. There have been lots of improvements made recently and I very much plan on visiting again soon!More

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Windy C, other at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Chris, Thanks for the nice review. As you have discovered, our museum has many made changes and improvements over the years. We've become a very "hands on" museum with the addition of our Naturalist Center. This Smithsonian-styled education center, puts more than 2,200 specimens...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The museum is nice. It’s small but he children loved the interaction and learning about the animals.

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Windy C, other at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi Latoya, We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We enjoyed our visit here. We learned a lot about the are we moved to. I would highly recommend a visit..More

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Windy C, other at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Mikeyt62, Welcome to York County! We are glad that you visited us to learn about the natural history of the Carolina Piedmont. I encourage you to visit our historical site, Historic Brattonsville. You can experience the living history of the Carolina Piedmont, including the African...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I had often shared with visitors that there was a local museum but never had personal insight to share until I chaperoned a local school visit. A true homegrown gem for lttle kids and Big Kid-Dults! The planetarium offers a robust experience in 45+ minutes,...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

"Homegrown Happiness", what a wonderful description of the Museum of York County. We are happy that you finally came in and explored our Museum for yourself.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This little museum is bigger and better than we thought! there is a huge variety of taxidermied animals in very natural settings, art work by local favorite Vernon Grant (the creator of Snap, Crackle & Pop for Rice Crispies fame!) and a small planetarium! We...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Barbara D., Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Museum of York County. We are also referred to as a "Hidden Treasure," because, we do appear to be a smaller museum from the outside. We are glad that you took...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth checking this place out! They offer a wonderful homeschool science program during the school year that our kids love. Lots of cool things to explore, a wonderful gift shop with local treasures and a variety of rotating exhibits. The planetarium alone is worth...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Museum of York County, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear StaceyWife, It was so nice that you took the time to write a review. It is always a pleasure for us to see the faces of our visitors light up, when they learn something new. We are thankful to have the privilege of serving...More

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Adults (18-59) $8 Seniors (60+) $7 Youth (4-17) $5 Members & Children 3 and younger Free * Group rates are available * Admission prices are subject to change
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