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Pickens County Museum of Art and History

Pickens County Museum of Art and History
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307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC 29671


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History exhibits, art displays and classes, interpretive garden trail

Housed in a 1902 Victorian "gaol" (jail), this museum offers an extensive overview of the region's history—from displays on the earliest paleohunters to the Cherokee to the residents of more modern times—as well as rotating exhibits featuring the work of local artists. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was recently enhanced by an expansion that includes a complete working studio for teaching art classes. Outside, the Joe and Maggie Rampey Native Gardens capture the essence of local history, geology, and plant communities. The gardens include interpretive trails highlighting flora native to the area.