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WELCOME to the SOUTH CAROLINA
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.
| MUSEUM HOURS
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 4:00 pm,
Groups and tour buses are welcome
Admission is $2.00 for Adults and $1.00 for Children & Seniors!
Most items in the Gift Shop are now 50% off! Stop in and check it out!
The Museum includes:
• A display showing the complete growing cycle and production
of tobacco through to auction.
• Tobacco-related equipment, a wagon, re-constructed pole barn,
& blacksmith tools.
• Special Exhibits
• A research library with multi-media documentaries featuring
local people. In October 2000, museum staff completed production of a
new documentary video. "When Tobacco Was King" is
a 15-minute dvd that depicts the relationship between Mullins and tobacco over
the last 110 years. The dvd came from more than 50 hours of interviews conducted
over a two-year period from residents of Horry, Dillon, and Marion Counties
and was produced in cooperation with Clemson University. Copies of
the dvd are offered for sale in the museum gift shop.
How to Find Us
The South Carolina Tobacco Museum
is located in the historic train depot in downtown Mullins at the intersection
of N.E. Front and Main streets. Mullins is in the Pee Dee Region of South
Carolina. From I-95, take Hwy. 76 East into Mullins. From Myrtle Beach,
take Hwy. 501 inland and then exit right onto Hwy. 41 North. There are
ample parking spaces for vehicles, handicapped and tour buses. See Locator Map.
For specific information,
you may contact the SC Tobacco Museum
at 843-464-8194 during normal business
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