2500 Broad Street
Sumter, SC 29150-1851
Phone: (803) 469-0200
Fax: (803) 469-7880
Arts & Museums
Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the McKissick Museum can trace its origins way back to 1823 after Thomas Cooper sold his precious mineral collection to the university. Over the decades, the collection kept increasing due to generous contributions from patrons who gave freely of their political memorabilia, textiles, crafts, scientific specimens and more. The permanent collections include pottery, quilts and decorative art objects while the traveling collections are unique too. Check website for details.
Robert Mills House & Garden was the residence of the renowned American architect Robert Mills. A glance at this structure will give you complete idea of his architectural brilliance and his aptitude for raising splendid buildings.
Mann-Simons Cottage is one of the important landmarks in town. Now a museum, the tour takes you through the entire house and adjoining gardens; check out the collection, furniture and other artifacts from the nineteenth century.
South Carolina State Museum possibly could be the best family outing one could ask for; there is so much to learn from over 70,000 artifacts put on display all over the museum.
Florence Museum of Art stocks some arresting art works of noted artists like William H. Johnson. The abstract wonders offer an interesting glimpse of the African-American culture.