We're dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of Southern culture and environment.
Come see what we have to offer.
Located on the historic Horseshoe, our museum is free and open to the public, making
it a great day trip for anyone interested in the story of Southern life. We're home
to more than 140,000 objects including one of the most extensive natural science collections
in the Southeast.
While you're here you can explore our
current exhibitions and talk with our staff about the Folklife Resource Center and peruse our permanent collections.
The nationally-recognized Museum Management Certificate Program is taught on-site and offered through the Graduate School. On average about twenty-five
graduate students in various stages of their academic careers are enrolled in the
We owe so much of our success to the generous support of our community. That's why
we offer special advantages to those who join our membership program. You can also
support us through a donation or by volunteering.
All campus events will be canceled through April 5th, as the university monitors the
impact of #COVID19 in South Carolina. These events include March's Quilt Documentation
Day (3/14) and the Nature of Spring with Rudy Mancke (3/17).
McKissick Museum will be closed through the end of spring semester.
The University of South Carolina is working with the SC Department of Health and Environmental
Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively
novel coronavirus outbreak and any potential impact to our campus community.