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South Carolina Cotton Museum Tour / Educational Information and Pricing 


The South Carolina Cotton Museum welcomes tour groups and students by providing several unique touring options.  Below is a detailed explanation of our tour packages and their pricing options.


                                           Senior / Adult Museum Tours

Adults and Seniors are encouraged to tour at their own pace and spend as much time as they would like examining our Plantation Spinner (one of only seven in the United States) our 130 year old loom and our three foot tall Boll Weevil.  Many examples of machinery ranging from our mule drawn cultivator to our Cessna Ag - Wagon crop duster are housed in our 12,000 square foot building along with a tenement farm - house and modern spinners and looms.

Pricing      Seniors ----   $4.00
                  Adults   ----  $6.00


At the South Carolina Cotton Museum, we currently offer educational programs that both entertain and inform.  Our programs are interactive; the student becomes involved.

Our educational programs are geared to various age levels. Teachers may select from a library of video presentations to enhance the educational experience.

Our younger visitors participate in the "From Field To Fiber" program, in which our staff describes how seed cotton is transformed into usable cotton fiber.

Older groups experience our "Question and Answer" program.  Each team of students is provided with a short list of questions and given twenty minutes to explore the museum and find the answers. While some of the questions can be answered by reading the descriptive text in the exhibit area, most require the student to use logical thinking skills.  After the allotted twenty minutes have expired,  the team members consult with each other and then each group presents their answer to the entire class. Team members comprehension and understanding of the subject matter are often tested by our staff, as we like to ask them questions based on their presentation.

At the conclusion of each educational program, the group is allowed to tour the exhibit area again with a greater understanding of the subject matter.  Questions are always welcome!  Please allow ninety minutes to experience our educational programs.


Available Videos:

Cotton: The Perennial Patriot,                                       8 minutes

Cotton as King: The American South Comes of Age       30 minutes

Cottonseed;  The Inside Story                                      15 minutes

A Celebration of Cotton                                                 4 minutes

Cotton;  Nature's Food and Fiber Plant                         14 minutes

The Old Santee Canal;  America's First Superhighway   30 minutes

Agriculture's Air Force                                                 20 minutes

Cotton in Our Daily Life                                               10 minutes



Pricing for Educational  Tours
$3.00 per student
$4.00 per adult with group
Minimum price for group program is $45.00.


To ensure the best museum experience for your group, we suggest a reservation.  Please call us at 803 - 484- 4497 for more information or to book your tour.


                                 The South Carolina Cotton Museum
                         121 West Cedar Lane, Bishopville, SC  29010
                               Phone 803-484-4497  Fax 803-484-5203
                                        e-mail 
sccottonmus@ftc-i.net