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A visit to the South Carolina Tobacco Museum is like opening a time capsule to learn about the culture and cultivation of tobacco prior to 1950.

Located in the heart of downtown Mullins, SC, the state's largest tobacco market, at the former train depot, the tour features a fifteen minute video explaining how life was prior to 1950 for tobacco families.  Some of the area's oldest citizens tell about life during the Great Depression and World War II.

Various exhibits include models of tobacco plants at each stage of growth, a blacksmith shop, lot tobacco barn filled with cured tobacco, farm kitchen filled with vintage equipment and many interesting artifacts over 100 years old.  Display cases offer collections ranging from tobacco products from 1870 to 1950, artwork, and a vignette of the Depression era.

Opened in August of 1998, the museum received the coveted 1999 South Carolina Heritage Tourism Award and in May 2004 it was designated as The Official Tobacco Museum of South Carolina by a resolution passed by the General Assembly.

The museum in handicap accessible.  Admission is one dollar and tour groups and school groups are welcome.  Call in advance to schedule tour groups.  Regular hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Also by appointment.  Phone 1-843-464-8194.

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Groups and tour buses are welcome by appointment!
Admission is $1.00

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 Mullins Chamber of Commerce at 843-464-6651 during normal business hours.

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