Florence County Museum

Florence County Museum: Hours, Address, Florence County Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Florence County Museum
4.5
Science Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Florence County Museum showcases over 140 works representing 20th-century Southern art, along with works by Florence native, William H. Johnson. Through a range of exhibitions, studios, lectures and family programming, the FCM provides visitors of all ages an educational experience. The Pee Dee History Gallery is home to Native American and Colonial period artifacts as well as Civil War items from the Florence Stockade prison camp and Confederate Naval Yard. Natural sciences exhibits explore regional themes such as the formation of and biodiversity in the Great Pee Dee River. Temporary exhibits also are included.
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Kippy809
Washington DC11 contributions
Enjoyable Museum
Aug 2021
Visiting the museum was the best part of my trip. I loved the exhibits and the size of the museum, which was not overwhelming. One of my favorite exhibits was the Civil Rights exhibit and the interactive Timeline Board. There was an exhibit on weaving and you were provided with a miniature weaving board. Nice take-home activities for children. I happened to come across this museum while taking a walk from the Hyatt Place Hotel. The museum was right around the corner from the hotel. I would highly recommend visiting this museum.
Written August 20, 2021
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JournalismJamie
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Tells the story of the Pee Dee marvelously
Jun 2021
This museum is one of the great examples of the growth and marked progress Florence has made in less than a decade. I visited for the weekend, stayed downtown and experienced my hometown as a tourist would-and I have to admit, I liked the look of things.

The museum is a beautiful building and a huge improvement over the creaky converted house near Timrod Park that I used to visit on school field trips.

The museum does a good job of telling the story of the Pee Dee, but I am especially proud of the William H. Johnson exhibit. My hope is the museum acquire more of his work.

Good job, Florence.
Written July 14, 2021
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Grits1952
Coastal South Carolina, SC17 contributions
Great
Oct 2019
They have an interactive table where you can see the developement of Florence. It also has a nice display of are from local artist.
Written October 25, 2019
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Jeremy D
Clemson, SC195 contributions
Fun for adults
Jul 2019 • Family
Basically nothing for little ones to do unless they are 5 years old at least. Needs more toddler things. Feels like space is wasted inside. Enjoyable for an hour or two for adults. Can't beat the free price.
Written July 17, 2019
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ms90
maryland215 contributions
Florence County Museum
May 2019 • Solo
A nice way to spend an hour or so in Florence. It's fairly small, but the exhibits are quite informative. The room housing the artwork included work by William H. Johnson. The layout in the room housing the Florence exhibits is a bit confusing, but I really learned a lot about the county. I particularly enjoyed the Mars Hill atom bomb exhibit - something I'd never heard about. As it continues to grow, I hope to see more information about the county and its residents.
Written May 21, 2019
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RedhotCandy
Florence, SC95 contributions
Things to do in Florence
Feb 2019 • Couples
When family or friends come bring them here to see some of the city's history. Love the displaces and photos. They have artifacts from the community and paintings of different artist that change periodically.
Written March 29, 2019
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LG77
Florence, SC8 contributions
We LOVE family days on Saturday
Feb 2019 • Family


The museum is very nice on any day you are in town, but I totally recommend the Saturday family days (once monthly, check calendar). My kids both love going, it is totally free. They have different crafts each month. Very nice time for a family that costs nothing!
Written March 19, 2019
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Janet E
Greenville, SC427 contributions
Very nice Museum for Florence, SC.
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a Great place to learn the History of Florence and the surrounding areas. Very clean and easy access to downtown and restaurants. Well worth the visit.
Written February 17, 2019
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TimeToTravel2468
Florence, SC955 contributions
Lots of Low Country History
Feb 2019 • Friends
My wife and I brought our Texas visitors here to let them learn something about the Pee Dee area and its history. We’ve been here several times before and enjoy the exhibits, photos and displays. Our Texas relatives also enjoyed the museum!!
Written February 3, 2019
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Kingmoon
65 contributions
Visiting family
Jan 2019 • Couples
Was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this museum. Goes into the history of Florence county, touches on everything from dinosaurs to slavery and the civil war to famous people from the county and when the u.s.air force mistakenly dropped a nuclear bomb on somebody's farm. It's free and had plenty of parking.
Written January 10, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Florence County Museum

Florence County Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM