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Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum is located on Main Street, in downtown Conway, and features a variety of well-designed exhibits that chronicle the colorful history of Horry County. Permanent exhibits focus on local Native American culture, the timber industry and naval stores operations.

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Horry County Museum
805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
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Phone: 843-915-5320
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Site Description
Now in its new location at 805 Main Street, in downtown Conway, the Horry County Museum is free and open to the public. It features exhibits and artifacts that explain the history and natural environment of Horry (pronounced O-REE) County. Among the museum highlights is a section dedicated to the Waccamaw Indians and other historic Native American cultures of the region. Exhibits include carefully-researched dioramas depicting the local Native American lifestyle and a well-explained representative collection of Indian artifacts.

Other principal exhibits feature photographic murals and artifacts from 19th century timber and naval stores operations, which were as important in Horry County as farming. Numerous other exhibits related to county history and local natural history are available for examination. New temporary exhibits are displayed frequently during the year. The Museum also sponsors the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, located on U.S. 701 North, several miles outside of Conway - a restored, small, southern farm that features historic farming operations and livestock.
Access and Admission
Site Access: Public
Access Description: Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm
Average Viewing Time: 2 Hours
Admission: Free - Donations are appreciated.
Ownership: Public/Horry County
Tours and Events
Guided Tours: Yes
Group Tours Yes