Highest-rated specialty museums in South Carolina, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in South Carolina, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in South Carolina on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Mace Brown Museum of Natural History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Address: 202 Calhoun St 2nd floor of School of Sciences and Mathematics Building, Charleston, SC 29424-3501
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#29. Summerville Dorchester Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Address: 100 E Doty Ave, Summerville, SC 29483-6303
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#28. Rock Hill Fire Station Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Address: 214 S Elizabeth Ln, Rock Hill, SC 29730-4502
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#27. French Quarter Art walk charleston sc

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Address: 54 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2939
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#26. South Carolina Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Address: 110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
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#25. Cherokee County History & Arts Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Address: 301 College Dr, Gaffney, SC 29340-3006
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#24. Grand Strand Model Railroad Club

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 10177 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4027
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#23. Rice Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (191 reviews)
- Address: 633 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3623
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#22. Horry County Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Address: 805 Main St, Conway, SC 29526-4343
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#21. Edisto Island Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6618
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#20. Camden Archives and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Address: 1314 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020-3535
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#19. Postal Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#18. World of Energy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Address: 7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672-0752
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#17. The Best Friend Train Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Address: 36 John St, Charleston, SC 29403-6433
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#16. Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 44 Old Haig Point Rd, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915-9216
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#15. Warbird Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (169 reviews)
- Address: Farrow Parkway Market Common Area, Myrtle Beach, SC 29576
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#14. Gibbes Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Address: 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
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#13. Museum of York County

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Address: 4621 Mount Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732-9637
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#12. The Williams Mansion

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,538 reviews)
- Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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#11. Ripley's Believe It or Not!

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (1,075 reviews)
- Address: 901 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3750
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#10. Wheels of Yesteryear

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Address: 413 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579-9411
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#9. South Carolina State Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (628 reviews)
- Address: 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
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#8. Edmondston-Alston House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (948 reviews)
- Address: 21 E Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401-2740
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#7. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (208 reviews)
- Address: 607 27th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3161
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#6. North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (203 reviews)
- Address: 4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-6991
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#5. Pat Conroy Literary Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (276 reviews)
- Address: 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC 29902
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#4. Hollywood Wax Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,253 reviews)
- Address: 1808 21st Ave N Unit A, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7472
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#3. BMW Zentrum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#2. Coastal Discovery Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,142 reviews)
- Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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#1. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4,457 reviews)
- Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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