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Berkeley County Museum


Berkeley  County Museum
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Address:
950 Stony Landing Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Contact:
843-899-5101

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Local museum with history exhibits including those on military conflicts, colonial history and even moonshine

Walking into the Berkeley County Museum, your footsteps will echo on the 150-year-old heart pine floor that was originally in a railroad warehouse in Darlington, SC. Located within the Old Santee Canal Park, the museum houses exhibits and artifacts that tell 12,000 years of the area's history. Exhibits focus on Brig. Gen. Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox), American Indians, Colonial life, early medicine and education, rural electrification and the Francis Marion National Forest. The most recent display describes the rich history of "Moonshine" in Berkeley County, once considered the moonshine capital of the state. Also of note is the replica Little David, a civil war era submersible torpedo boat that was built under an oak tree at nearby Stony Landing. One night in 1863, the David attacked the Union ship, USS New Ironsides, and extremely damaged the vessel.