Welcome to the South Carolina Tobacco Museum
The City of Mullins sprang from the growing, harvesting and selling of tobacco beginning in 1894. Proving that tobacco and farm life was the life-blood of the community, Mullins grew to become the largest tobacco market in South Carolina at one time. The Museum, which opened in August 1998, focuses on the growing of tobacco and rural farm life prior to 1950.
Located in the heart of downtown Mullins, SC in the historic train depot. Various exhibits include models of tobacco plants at each growth stage, a blacksmith shop, a log tobacco barn filled with cured tobacco, farm kitchen filled with vintage equipment and a photo gallery featuring current tobacco practices by Brant Barrett. The Mullins Room pays homage to our town’s birth and rapid expansion with the railroad and tobacco. Our Reggie McDaniel Media Room features a 15 minute video featuring interviews with warehousemen and farmers recounting the days when tobacco was “king”.
Regular hours Monday-Friday 9 am-Noon and 1-4 pm.
After hours appointments available upon request.
Donations accepted in lieu of admission fee.
Masks are required and tours are self guided due to Covid-19, we are also limiting the museum to one group at a time to allow for social distancing and cleaning so appointments are strongly encouraged.
Click here to access our library of historical documents.
Click here to view our historical photos.
Photos by Marcus Wheeler here.
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