The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Academy founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the Culture and Heritage Museums’ annual Southern Sound Series. Check the website for concert dates and admission. On the McCelvey campus is the Historical Center of York County, which serves as the county’s archival repository and provides opportunities for genealogical and historical research. The Historical Center, also home to the Southern Revolutionary War Institute, is open 10am–4pm Mon–Fri and the 2nd Sat. of each month from 10am-4pm.
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212 E Jefferson ST,
York , SC 29745
Info & Amenities
SC exit 82C- Hwy 161/Celanese (towards York)
On Hwy 161 approx 11 miles
Left onto College St.
College dead ends at McCelvey
NC exit 8- Hwy 161/York Rd.
On Hwy 161 approx. 18 miles
Right onto College St.College dead ends
Admission for performances only.
Days and Hours of Operation
Call or visit the website to verify days and hours of operation
Days and Holidays Closed
Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve/Day