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Union County Museum and Historical Society

127 West Main St.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-5081

Housed in a beautifully restored 1923 building, the museum contains a broad collection of the county's history. Amassed over a period of more than one hundred years, artifacts include furniture, farm and textile equipment, pictures, portraits, personal items, several hundred photographs, pottery, glass, textiles, books and extensive archival materials. Every period of the county's history is represented. Included in the Military Exhibit are two of the three Civil War battle flags, which survived the war as the well as the table upon which the Ordinance of Secession was drawn up and signed; Pee Ridge Volunteers and Johnson Rifles which were at Appomattox; several uniforms including those belonging to General Wm. Wallace, General "States Rights" Gist and the parade/convention uniform of J. J. Eison are included along with swords and other weaponry, including one made in 1851 at the Palmetto Armory in Columbia; a pistol; books of the period as well as about the period; miscellaneous pictures, and artifacts belonging to Union blockade runners. Gift shop on premises where books, maps and other items of historical interest are available. An extensive land grant map book can be purchased as well as artwork by local artisans. Many of these items are one-of-a kind and are not available at any other location. Also genealogical research documents covering Union County primarily, with numerous resources from other counties in SC and other states. Limited African-American birth records from Union Community Hospital mid to late 20th century. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 am-4 pm, 1st Saturdays: 1-4 pm. No paid researchers, but staff will perform limited research for a small fee.