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The State Museum offers a variety of programs throughout the year with our annual signature events. Click below for more information. Become a Member and save all year long!


Museum Road Show

Museum Road Show
Sat., Aug. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something?
Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals in the following areas:
• Fine art
• Antique silver
• Textiles
• Decorative art
• Estate jewelry
• Dolls
• Pottery
• Military memorabilia
• Books
• Furniture


Member Pricing
Gen. Public Pricing
1 item $20
1 item $25
2 items $28
2 items $35
3 items $32
3 items $40
4 items $36
4 items $45


Tickets are available for advance purchase at the museum or by phone at 803.898.4999. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.


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• Advance ticket purchase recommended. Fees are based on the number of items evaluated and are non-refundable. Limit 4 items total.
• Due to the popularity of this event, guests may experience some waiting time.
• Participants are responsible for transport of items.
• The Museum assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged objects
• Tickets are non-refundable and will be available at the Will Call desk on the day of the event.


Questions? Email or call (803) 898-4952 for more information about this event.





Southeastern Toy Soldier Show
Aug. 2016
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.
Plus, more military miniatures will be on display in the South Carolina Military Miniature Society’s annual diorama.
Southeastern Toy Soldier Show is included with museum membership or general admission.
For more information about the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show or the military miniature diorama, contact Celeste Wszola at (803) 898-4952.
Fall Festival and Pickin' Party


Sept. 2016

This exciting annual event offers guests a mixture of opportunities to enjoy South Carolina barbecue and food, craft beer, live bluegrass music, artist demonstrations and more outside and inside the museum.


Tricks and Treats at the State Museum
Chills, thrills and frightful fun!
Oct. 2016
The museum’s annual Halloween tradition is back! Enjoy a haunted Halloween party with games and prizes and more.


Tricks & Treats activities are included with museum general admission or membership.


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Winter Fest at the SC State Museum

December 2016

The State Museum officially kicks-off each holiday season with an annual Winter Fest celebration featuring great shopping, holiday shows and family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the month of December.

Kids games and crafts, holiday planetarium and 4-D theater shows, and holiday shopping are offered daily throughout Winter Fest!