Historic Sites & Museums in South Carolina
With over 1,300 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, South Carolina museums and historic sites document the state's rich, varied history from its Colonial and American Revolution significance to Native American history and its decisive role in the Civil War.
Visit the state-of-the-art South Carolina State Museum
for natural history displays, art collections and cultural history. Walk the battlefields and explore the forts of the state’s Revolutionary and Civil War history
. Take a walking tour through the site of the first English colonial settlement on the South Carolina coast.
South Carolina's Plantation Homes and Gardens
share the remarkable story of America's Colonial and Antebellum past
and preserve the beauty of nature in English and sculpture gardens throughout the state.
From 18th century lighthouses on South Carolina beaches
to the Brookgreeen Gardens
, a National Historic Landmark and one of the most significant sculpture collections in the world, we invite you to explore fascinating historical sites and museums in South Carolina
Scroll through the listings below to locate all of the historic sites, monuments, memorials and museums in South Carolina. Click on a listing title for more information on each attraction.