Fountain Inn Museum

Fountain Inn Museum Fountain Inn History Museum is located in the upstate of SC. Our mission is to share and record our regional history in a "hands on" approach.
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Located in Southern Greenville County - Fountain Inn served as a stage coach stop during the first half of the 19th century before the emergence of the Charleston & Western Carolina Railroad. The History Museum is housed in a new 2200 square ft facility built like an old train depot right next to the RR line.

Our June meeting will be held on June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the farmers market pavilion. Please come hear the fascinati...
06/16/2020

Our June meeting will be held on June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the farmers market pavilion. Please come hear the fascinating story of Dr. Curry's ancestors who fought in the Civil War for the confederates.
We will set up the chairs with social distancing in mind. Feel free to bring and wear your own masks.

06/11/2020

Fountain Inn History Museum is located in the upstate City of Fountain Inn, SC. Our mission is to share and record our regional history in a "hands on" approach.

Now open with limited hours, and social distancing

Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church taken in late 1960's
06/09/2020

Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church taken in late 1960's

06/03/2020

We will re-open from our Covid19 virus shut down on Thursday, June 4 at 1:00 PM. Open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM til 6:00 PM. Open on Saturdays from 9:00 till 2:00 PM.

The Fountain Inn Journal, our earliest newspaper..
05/06/2020

The Fountain Inn Journal, our earliest newspaper..

Owings Post Office
04/30/2020

Owings Post Office

Fountain Inn Depot
04/29/2020

Fountain Inn Depot

Make sure that you fill out your census information.
04/15/2020

Make sure that you fill out your census information
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Burger Castle
04/07/2020

Burger Castle

Bryson-Brewer Basketball 1965
04/07/2020

Bryson-Brewer Basketball 1965

Awards Day
04/07/2020

Awards Day

Awards Day

Connie Thackston Gecy being crowned by Conway Jones
04/05/2020

Connie Thackston Gecy being crowned by Conway Jones

Main Street
04/04/2020

Main Street

Cotton In the mid 60's
04/04/2020

Cotton In the mid 60's

Sunrise Service
04/04/2020

Sunrise Service

Sunrise Service

03/19/2020

The museum will be closed to the public due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the health and safety of our guests. In addition, all programs and museum hosted activities will be suspended until further notice.

If you need help with online registration for the 2020 U.S. Census, please come by the museum.  Someone will be there to...
03/14/2020

If you need help with online registration for the 2020 U.S. Census, please come by the museum. Someone will be there to assist you from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays, March 21 through April 11.

February 25, 1964, this day in History, young Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston for first world title.
02/25/2020
Young Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston for first world title

February 25, 1964, this day in History,
young Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston for first world title.

On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay shocks the odds-makers by dethroning world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical

February 24, 1988, this day in History, Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures.
02/24/2020
Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures

February 24, 1988, this day in History,
Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures.

The U.S. Supreme Court votes 8-0 to overturn the $200,000 settlement awarded to the Reverend Jerry Falwell for his emotional distress at being parodied in

February 21, 1948, this day in History, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Racing) is founded.
02/21/2020
NASCAR founded

February 21, 1948, this day in History, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Racing) is founded.

On February 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Racing–or NASCAR, as it will come to be widely known–is officially incorporated. NASCAR racing will

Fountain Inn Museum
02/21/2020

Fountain Inn Museum

Fountain Inn Museum invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us. Greenville native Steve Fowler will present a summary of what he has discovered while researching his family history. His great grandparents were Rev. Anthony and Mary Hammonds. Rev. Hammonds was the first preacher at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church which was organized in 1869 by former slaves. Come join us to hear Steve’s fascinating journey

Fountain Inn Museum invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us.  Greenville native Steve Fowler will present a...
02/21/2020

Fountain Inn Museum invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us. Greenville native Steve Fowler will present a summary of what he has discovered while researching his family history. His great grandparents were Rev. Anthony and Mary Hammonds. Rev. Hammonds was the first preacher at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church which was organized in 1869 by former slaves. Come join us to hear Steve’s fascinating journey

February 20, 1962, this day in History, John Glenn becomes first American to orbit Earth.
02/20/2020
John Glenn becomes first American to orbit Earth

February 20, 1962, this day in History, John Glenn becomes first American to orbit Earth.

From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an

February 19, 1878, this day in History, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
02/19/2020
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph

February 19, 1878, this day in History, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Edison created the first device to

February 17, 1865, this day in History, Sherman's Union army sacks Columbia, South Carolina.
02/17/2020
Union army sacks Columbia, South Carolina

February 17, 1865, this day in History, Sherman's Union army sacks Columbia, South Carolina.

On February 17, 1865, the soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake.

February 15, 1998, this day in History,  Dale Earnhardt Sr. wins his first Daytona 500.
02/15/2020
Dale Earnhardt Sr. wins his first Daytona 500

February 15, 1998, this day in History, Dale Earnhardt Sr. wins his first Daytona 500.

On February 15, 1998, after 20 years of trying, racing great Dale Earnhardt Sr. finally wins his first Daytona 500, the National Association for Stock Car Auto

February 14, 270, this day in History, St. Valentine was beheaded. Valentine, who was a holy priest in Rome in the days ...
02/14/2020
St. Valentine beheaded

February 14, 270, this day in History,
St. Valentine was beheaded.

Valentine, who was a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.

On February 14, around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the

February 13, 1920, this day in History, League of Nations recognizes perpetual Swiss neutrality.
02/13/2020
League of Nations recognizes perpetual Swiss neutrality

February 13, 1920, this day in History, League of Nations recognizes perpetual Swiss neutrality.

The League of Nations, the international organization formed at the peace conference at Versailles in the wake of World War I, recognizes the perpetual

February 12, 1973, this day in History, Release of U.S. POWs begins.
02/12/2020
Release of U.S. POWs begins

February 12, 1973, this day in History, Release of U.S. POWs begins.

The release of U.S. POWs begins in Hanoi as part of the Paris peace settlement. The return of U.S. POWs began when North Vietnam released 142 of 591 U.S.

February 11, 1990, this day in History, Nelson Mandela released from prison
02/11/2020
Nelson Mandela released from prison

February 11, 1990, this day in History, Nelson Mandela released from prison

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer,

February 10, 1996, this day in History, World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer.
02/10/2020
World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer

February 10, 1996, this day in History, World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer.

On February 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable

February 09, 1971, this day in History, Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame.
02/09/2020
Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame

February 09, 1971, this day in History, Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame.

On February 9, 1971, pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year,

February 08, 1968, this day in History, Three protestors die in the Orangeburg Massacre.
02/08/2020
Three protestors die in the Orangeburg Massacre

February 08, 1968, this day in History, Three protestors die in the Orangeburg Massacre.

On the night of February 8, 1968, police officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina open fire on a crowd of young people during a protest against racial

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102 Depot St
Fountain Inn, SC
29644

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Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00

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Where are the 3 South Carolina Historical Markers in Fountain Inn?
My Great Great Grandfather Andrew Jackson Brown's (1816-1901) restored 1844 Griswold cotton gin is on display at Fountain Inn Museum. Attached is a photo of his personal property as provided for probate purposes. Note that of the total of $72.50, $30.00 was the value of his cotton gin.
If you did not make it to the Museum Gala last night, you really missed a great time of fun, food, fellowship! Cucina 100 did an excellent job of low country boil....Auction was so much fun! We are already working on next year's Gala! Make plans N O W !
Thanks Kitcy, would love to see it.
Congratulations Randall Frye!