The Cayce Museum

The City of Cayce is rich in history and the Cayce Historical Museum was established to share this history with you. The museum staff and exhibits will chronicle the history of Native Americans, the Europeans and Africans in the midlands area of South Carolina, beginning in the early 1700’s.

Historical Museum

The museum interprets the agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of the Saxe Gotha, Granby, Cayce and West Columbia areas. Exhibits emphasize periods of colonial trade, agricultural development, and transportation from the 18th century through the present time. The museum also features Native American artifacts from the area dating back thousands of years.

Museum Facility

The main building in the Cayce Historical Museum complex is a replica of a trading post, which was built in the Cayce area in 1760-1765. That trading post was seized by the British during the American Revolution and used as a fort. In 1817, the building was purchased by the Cayce family who used it as a private residence for nearly 100 years. "Uncle Billy" Cayce, as he was affectionately known, ran a general store near the railroad tracks in an area then known as Cayce Crossing. When citizens decided to incorporate the town in 1914, it was named for the Cayce family. Other exhibits include information on the locks on the Congaree River and the famous Doolittle Raiders of World War II.

All group tours and educational programs are free as long as they are scheduled in advance. Please allow a minimum of one weeks’ notice when scheduling educational tours. You can book a group tour or educational program by e-mailing our staff at [email protected], [email protected] or calling us at 803-739-5385 or 803-550-9530.


Museum Location

1800 12th Street
Cayce, S.C. 29033

Cayce Historical Museum Fact Sheet

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tues-Fri: 9am-4pm
Weekends: 2pm–5pm
Closed on major holidays.


Adults: $3
Seniors(62+): $2
Military(with ID): $2
Children(3-12): $1
Infants 2 and under FREE

*Free Admission Sundays

For group rates or to schedule tours:
Jerry Kirkland
Museum Curator
[email protected]

Andy Thomas
Museum Assistant
[email protected]