Far and wide, the Village Museum has been recognized as one of SC’s finest small town museums. Displays bring to life a time line that begins with See Wee Indian villages, explores a mid-1600s French Huguenot settlement at nearby Jamestown, reveals the trial and tribulations of rice planting on Santee River waterways, and then moves to the establishment of McClellanville as a thriving coastal resort. Other exhibits reveal the modest lifestyle of postwar farmers, the twentieth century upsurge of timber harvesting and the solid, steady growth of the local seafood industry.
Located at the end of Pinckney Street (Main Street), next to Town Hall and overlooking Jeremy Creek, the Museum succeeds at educating and entertaining its visitors. There are interpretive tours and a sweet gift shop with takeaways you won’t find elsewhere. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM (closed noon to 1 PM for lunch). Members are admitted without charge. Admission for adults is $3; children and students are free. A hidden gem.
Please call in advance to ask questions, 843.887.3030. And visit the website at VillageMuseum.com. You’ll always find a warm welcome here!