• Agricultural Museum

    Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina

    General Information


    Current Hours:
    Thursday & Friday Noon - 5:00 p.m.*
    Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
    Group tours by prior arrangement.

    Please check our Facebook page for updates on hours: facebook.com/BGAMSC

    –or- call 864.646.7271


    The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is committed to the interpretation and preservation of South Carolina's agricultural heritage, and the impact and importance of agriculture to current and future culture and economies.

    About Us

    The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, named in honor of the late Senator T. Ed and Juanita Garrison's son, is an organization dedicated to South Carolina's agricultural heritage.

    Our goal is to help foster agricultural education and practices, and examine agriculture’s impact on our state's economy and culture: past, present and future. Our interpretation ranges from historic practices and artifacts, to the Future of Agriculture, and how sustainable, local agriculture is experiencing a resurgence in our state. Join us for a one of a kind experience, whether an individual or group, and "Come Grow With Us!"

  • Research & Collections


    The Pendleton District Commission Research Room and Special Collections contains both primary and secondary sources relating to the history of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Research materials include local and family history books, genealogical reference materials, cemetery surveys, photographs, and both family and local history files that contain a variety of materials. The archival collections include family and business records from the tri-county area, historically known as the Pendleton District.

    Special Collections

    The Pendleton District Commission contains both a research library and archival collection. Our archives and manuscripts collections focus on the people and places of the Old Pendleton District. The collections include correspondence, business records, photographs, books, family bibles, scrapbooks and personal items. Our artifact collections include textiles, furniture and a variety of objects.

    Research Room Materials 

    • Local history books
    • Topical history books
    • Family history books
    • Family files
    • Local history files
    • Photographs
    • Periodicals
    • Local genealogical reference books
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