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Old Burroughs School, c.1905

Welcome to The Horry County Museum website. Here we will provide as much information as we can on our brick and mortar counterpart. Drop us a line if you have any suggestions.

Housed in the Old Burroughs School located at the corner of 9th Ave and Main, the museum features a variety of exhibits artists historical and regional exhibits.

The museum features an assortment of materials from old tools and photographs to wildlife specimens.

The museum offers a variety of programs throughout the year, as well as, seasonal events at the L W Paul Living History Farm located on Harris Short Cut Rd.

The museum is free and open to the public. Each month the museum has special programs available to the public so check back here for updates or keep an eye for posts in local media. For information on specific tours or programs, please contact the museum.

Horry County

(pronounced O-ree) is one of the largest counties in the Eastern United States at over 1100 sq. miles and is drained by two major river systems, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee. This low, sandy land along the coastal plain of South Carolina supports dense stands of long-leaf pine which fostered the areas first economic growth in the production of Naval Stores. Today, the county's major industry is tourism with the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach attracting millions of visitors annually.

The Farm Come experience what life was like on a "One Horse Family Farm" in Horry County.

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Open: Tues-Sat 9am-4pm
Located: 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd, Conway
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Historic Brick


During the renovation the Burroughs School, a small number of bricks have been salvaged, cleaned, and identified with brass tags to be sold as collectibles.

They can be purchased at the Museum or the Farm for $20.00 each. The money will be used to build and install exhibits in the new museum.


The Horry County Museum was created by an ordinance of Horry County Council in 1979 and opened in March of 1981 on the corner of 5th Ave and Main Street at the old Conway Post Office building built in 1935. The Museum moved to its new location in November of 2013 and is currently located on the corner of 9th Ave and Main Street in the old Burroughs School which was built in 1905. The Museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Mission Statement

To collect and preserve material related to the prehistory, natural history, history and culture of Horry County; to interpret and to create exhibits of such materials and to prepare educational programs related to them for presentation to the public, particularly the citizens of Horry County, South Carolina, and to operate a facility for this purpose.

Quilt Gala
Quilt Gala

The Horry County Museum holds an annual Quilt Gala.

Nearly 200 quilted items including bed quilts, wall hangings and wearable can be seen from South Carolina and the East Coast.

Special exhibits, challenge quilts, lectures, hand quilting demonstrations, door prizes, raffle drawings, vendors, and much, much more.

2014 Featured Quilter: Joanne Shropshire

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We get by... with a little help from our friends. Interested in learning more about the Horry County Museum? Join the "Friends of the Museum". Call or email the museum for more information or to have a "Friends" brochure mailed out to you.

Burroughs School Construction
Museum open to the public: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm | Free Admission
Horry County Museum
| 805 Main Street | Conway, SC 29526 | view map

Please can contact the Museum if you have any questions or concerns regarding this site:
Call: 843-915-5320    
|     Fax: 843-915-6320     |     E-Mail: HCGmuseum@horrycounty.org