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Shop for unique, locally made South Carolina themed gifts from jewelry to books, food, toys and more.

Museum Hours

Open today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit

Discover an array of amazing SC themed gift items

Are you looking for unique, special gifts for family and friends?

The Cotton Mill Exchange offers a variety of unique items from beautiful linens and jewelry to decorative items for your home or office, gourmet food and more. The 4,000 square foot museum store features a spectacular range of unique gifts and food products representing the palmetto state.

Plus, when you shop local at the Cotton Mill Exchange you help support the mission of the South Carolina State Museum.

Hours of Operation

Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.
Mon: Closed
Tues. – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please Note: the museum and the store will be CLOSED Nov. 22 and 23, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Connect with Us

Phone: 803.898.4967


Upcoming Events


Member Discount Day

Sat., Nov. 18 and Sat., Dec. 16

Museum members receive an EXTRA 10% off purchases on these special days. Not a member? Join Today!


Museum Store Sunday

Sun., Nov. 26

The Cotton Mill Exchange is excited to be one of more than 2000 locations participating in Museum Store Sunday this year. This program offers relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. 


Holiday Planetarium Lighting

Thurs., Nov. 30 | 4 - 7 p.m.

The store will be open late this evening for shoppers to discover the perfect holiday gifts. Learn more about this event!


South Carolina State Employee Discount Week

Sun., Dec. 10 - Sat., Dec. 16

State Employees will receive 10% Off purchase in the museum store during this week!