Blonde woman holds up light green ceramic tea pot on sale in the museum store


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

Museum Hours

The museum is closed today

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.


Due to water damage the main location of The Cotton Mill Exchange is closed. A temporary store is now open on the 2nd floor of the museum.


Hours of Operation

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


Connect with Us

Phone: 803.898.4967

SC State Employee Appreciation Week

South Carolina state employees are invited to enjoy 10% off in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange, through Sat., May 13.

Blue Travel Mug with Palmetto and Crescent