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Welcome to the Fort Mill SC History Museum

Fort Mill History Celebration Saturday April 12 - Sunday April 13

Travel through Fort Mill's history on a time-line trail through Walter Y. Elisha Park. Experience the sights and sounds of Revolutionary War General Thomas Sumter's encampment recreated by The New Acquisition Militia, and a Civil War encampment reenacted by the 6th South Carolina Volunteers. See what camp life was like for a World War I soldier, and soldiers of World War II.

View Fort Mill History Celebration Flyer

Hugh White Rent Book: An Introspection into the Catawba Land Lease
July 17, 2013 - March 1, 2014

Indian Agent Hugh White's land lease rent book dates back to the late 1700's & early 1800's. The book documents and tracks land leases between the Catawba and white settlers in the greater York County area. Look forward to highlights from the book on Fort Mill and local historical landmarks.

View Hugh White Rent Book Exhibit Flyer

           Fort Mill Courageous Company G
                    The Ardrey Collection: Fort Mill's Courageous Company G

Donated by Jim Ardrey of Fort Mill, the newly accessioned Ardrey Collection takes us back 95 years to a time when the men of Fort Mill were called to serve in a war unlike the world had ever seen.

The Fort Mill men of Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division, were among those U.S. soldiers who saw the most action in World War I. Along with the other York County National Guard Company that made up the old 1st S.C. Infantry, Company G was called into services days after the U.S. declared war in April 1917. Their regiment, the 118th Infantry, was the first to reach Camp Sevier in Greenville for training, the first regiment in the 30th Division to arrive in France, the first U.S. regiment to enter Belgium and the first to reach the Germans' "impregnable" Hindenburg Line, making the first attack on it on September 27, 1918. ........ Read more

The Fort Mill History Museum is formed to provide a place where local history is collected and research is performed so people can visit and actively participate in the preservation and enjoyment of the past. The museum will collect, display and preserve all necessary artifacts, cultural writings, documents, photographs, film footage and related historical treasures that contributed to the development of Fort Mill, South Carolina and its outlying locales. This collection will be used to educate and give a tangible understanding of the stages of development of the town, its people and industry.

Programs will be provided that enhance the understanding and education of local history both within the museum and to external locations such as historical tours/sites, schools and civic organizations.

Exhibits will consist of museum owned items and periodic scheduled private on-loan collections.

Our Primary Goal

To preserve Fort Mill's heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Mission

To promote the collection, preservation, educational interpretation, and display of those artifacts, documents, and events most representative of Fort Mill, South Carolina -
its pre-history and history, its people and institutions, and its cultural and economic development.
picture of old Fort Mill gazebo area at bottom of Main Street

Core Principles and Values

  • Collect items and information of historical and meaningful significance to this community.
  • Preserve information and historic assets in an orderly, consistent and factual manner to maintain integrity and public trust.
  • Research with enthusiasm, thoroughness and truthfulness to ensure no compromise of what history reveals.
  • Share items and information in a credible and non-judgmental manner and provide Fort Mill residents with an enhanced sense of place and history.
  • Remain family-oriented and provide an affordable, educational and enjoyable visitor experience to the public.
  • Maintain a volunteer component in the operations, planning, and decision-making process.
  • Be recognized for excellence in the museum community and a notable public attraction in the upcountry of South Carolina.
  • Be a visible and valued institution in the local area by being both inviting and accessible to visitors
  • Be financially sound and recognized as an important historical and educational resource in regards to Fort Mill history.

  • Admission Rates:
    Adults 19 and up - $5.00
    Students 7 - 18 - $2.00
    Children 6 and under free
    (2 children per paid Adult or $2.00/per child)
    Museum Members free

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News and Up Coming Events

Fort Mill History Celebration
Saturday April 12 through
Sunday April 13
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Hugh White Rent Book:
An Introspection into the Catawba Land Lease
July 17, 2013 -
June 14, 2014
Hugh White Rent Book Exhibit Flyer

Where the past comes to life!

Fort Mill Trivia

When was a monument dedicated to Women of the Confederacy unveiled?

Confederate Women Statue

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Fort Mill History Museum Brochure

General Membership Information
Business Membership Information

General Membership Application
Business Membership Application

Volunteer Opportunites
Volunteer Application

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Fort Mill History Museum
310 N White Street

P. O. Box 1047
Fort Mill, SC 29716-1047


Phone: (803) 802-3646
email: Info@FortMillHistoryMuseum.org

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday :
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission Rates

The Fort Mill History Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in the Town of Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina.

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