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Historical Museum

About the MuseumMuseum in Cayce

The City of Cayce is rich in history and the Cayce Historical Museum was established to share this history with you. The museum staff and exhibits will chronicle the history of the first European settlements in the midlands area of South Carolina, beginning in the early 1700’s.

The museum interprets the agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of the Cayce, Old Saxe Gotha, Granby, and West Columbia areas. Exhibits emphasize periods of colonial trade, agricultural development, and transportation from the 18th century through the present time. The museum also features Native American artifacts from the area dating back thousands of years.


The main building in the Cayce Historical Museum complex is a replica of a trading post, which was built in the Cayce area in 1765. That trading post was seized by the British during the American Revolution and used as a fort. In 1817, the building was purchased by the Cayce family who used it as a private residence for nearly 100 years. "Uncle Billy" Cayce, as he was affectionately known, ran a general store near the railroad tracks in an area then known as Cayce Crossing. When citizens decided to incorporate the town in 1914, it was named for the Cayce family.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Closed on major holidays.


Adults $3.00
Seniors (62+) $2.00
Military (with ID) $2.00
Children (ages 3-12) $1.00
Infants 2 and under FREE


City of Cayce Municipal Complex
1800 12th Street
Cayce, S.C. 29033


Phone Number: (803)739-5385
Fax Number: (803)796-9072

Jerry Kirkland
Assistant to Museum Director
[email protected]

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