Florence County Museum

This museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of objects that have significant value to the Florence County community and the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The largest exhibit is the Pee-Dee History Gallery, which features cretaceous period reptile material, an 18-foot ancient bald Cyprus trunk sub-fossil, Native American, Colonial, and Civil War artifacts, and much more. Other past exhibitions have focused on history, the careers of local and regional artists, and Southern art. Groups may focus on certain exhibits according to classroom or scout badge interests. Coordinating art and history activities are also available.
Contact Info 
Address: 111 West Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501. Florence County. Tel: 843-676-1200. Website: www.flocomuseum.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.