SC Archives & History Center

8301 Parklane RD
Columbia, SC 29223


The Archives & History Center preserves and promotes the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. It houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history. Historical and genealogical research, exhibits, special programs and educational opportunities are available. Visit the J. Verne Smith exhibit gallery, gift shop, reference room and Carolina Garden. Group tours are available by appointment, and the facility is also available for meeting/conference use.

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8301 Parklane RD
Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803-896-6100
Fax: 803-896-6198


  • Admission : Free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Office hours M-F 8:30am-5pm; Research Room Tu-Sa 8:30am-5pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Sa, Su & state holidays
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card
  • Discover Card