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South Carolina State Museum will hold Dollar Day on August 3

The Berry School is a turn-of-the-20th-century schoolhouse from Spartanburg County
The Berry School is a turn-of-the-20th-century schoolhouse from Spartanburg County
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The South Carolina State Museum will hold one of its ever-popular Dollar Days on Sunday, August 3. Museum Dollar Days are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission to the State Museum will be $1, a substantial saving over the regular admission, However, there is an extra charge for the Dinosaur exhibit.

The State Museum, located in the old duck mill building at 301 Gervais Street, has 4 floors and by its own admission is “South Carolina under one roof.” Divided into art, natural history, science and technology, and cultural history, there is something for everyone. Among the Museum’s exhibits are replicas of the CSS Hunley, a Confederate submarine, fort Moultrie, a revolutionary war fort and “The Best Friend of Charleston”, one of the first trains to run in South Carolina.

There is also a well-stocked gift shop, the Cotton Mill Exchange.The Museum is an excellent place to learn about our state and is an incredible bargain on dollar day.

The front entrance to the Museum has reopened. Handicapped parking is under the parking deck on the western side of the building. The Museum’s construction project is almost complete. The grand opening will be on August 16. At that time, the Museum will add a digital dome planetarium, a 4-D theatre and an observatory to its menu of attractions.

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