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Fountain Inn Museum

Fountain Inn Museum: Inn touch with our pastFrom fountains to farms, textile mills to 21st-century technology, the Fountain Inn Museum delights visitors of all ages as we stand on the foundation of a glorious past and set the building blocks to an even brighter future.

The museum opened in 2010 as part of the Commerce Park project in downtown Fountain Inn. Visitors can explore exhibits chronicling early years when Native Americans called this area home to modern day sports heroes. Special programs and revolving exhibits make for an exciting visit even for repeat guests.

Here, you’ll experience the stories of writer Robert Quillen, a 2014 inductee in the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and “Peg Leg” Bates, the Fountain Inn native who became an internationally renowned dancer. Whether you are the descendant of one of the area’s first settlers or a new arrival, the Fountain Inn Museum has something for you.

Visitors delight in a walk through our city’s past as they survey the time of the arrival of the first Europeans to the days when cotton was king, from the ravages of war to the birth of the textile industry. Poignant moments in history, international as well as local, and the role area residents played in them, are spotlighted.

We invite you to make the Fountain Inn Museum a part of your visit to downtown. Become a supporter of this nonprofit organization and share in the preservation of our unique story. To learn more, visit

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