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Button Museum

55 Joe Dority Rd, Bishopville, SC 29010-8582
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Not a fancy museum, but sure interesting and fun to see

We are sure glad we stopped here. Some might think a button museum wouldn't be all that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda L
Mooresville, Indiana
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This is a bit off-the-beaten-path, but if you are in Bishopville it's worth the trip. About 6... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 Joe Dority Rd, Bishopville, SC 29010-8582
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are sure glad we stopped here. Some might think a button museum wouldn't be all that interesting, but it really was a fun little stop. It was amazing to see all the work that went into attaching buttons to so many things, yet even...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This is a bit off-the-beaten-path, but if you are in Bishopville it's worth the trip. About 6 miles out of town, this museum is a quonset hut that houses The Button King's collection of button decorated items, including cars, musical instruments and clothing. Unique and...More

Thank stecostello
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Set in a small Quonset hut, the Button Museum has more than you think. There are button covered things ALL over - not the ceiling or floor though, so nearly all over. The intricate designs will astound you. Anyone who has sewn knows how much...More

Thank BossQueenEJ
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The grandkids and I went to several places over the summer and this was their favorite. It doesn't take long to look at all the things that the Button King put buttons on but it was interesting to hear his story.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed November 15, 2016

If you have the chance, go out of your way to see The Button King Museum. The small museum is fascinating. Make sure you watch the videos from Johnny Carson Show, Geraldo, etc... they are absolutely hillarious. However, the best part is meeting The Button...More

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Small museum but packed full of items covered in buttons! Meet the Button King and enjoyed hearing about how he started the museum.

1  Thank AMiller121
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

A free museum, donations accepted. Has 2 cars, 2 coffins, along with other items all covered in buttons. Various news stories cover the walls. There is a story about how he came to start covering objects with button and where he gets the buttons from....More

1  Thank nate w
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Dalton Stevens is the Button Man. I guess you would have to credit to Johnny Carson for making Mr. Stevens the Button Man. His appearance on the Tonight Show put the Button Man on the map. He puts buttons on everything - from clothing and...More

1  Thank RandyBraves
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This guy has more button artifacts than Carter has pills. He has made a career out of gluing buttons on to everything. Don't stand still while at the museum or he might glue some buttons on you. Just a fun place that's a bit out...More

Thank Randy G
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Due to his age he don't normally come over. He is a true southern gentleman. If he don't come out to greet you feel free to walk into the museum. My bride and I spent some time with him and watched some of his TV...More

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August 17, 2015|
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Response from meteordust | Reviewed this property |
I would email first if you want to meet the button king. He is 94 and doesn't always feel good. I believe that between 10-2 would be best times . The museum is at his home(farm ? ) so his family is always there.