Museums in Spartanburg

Wondering what museums there are in Spartanburg? There are a number of them and they are an excellent place to spend a rainy day. Here’s a list off Spartanburg area museums. Check one out the next time you are looking for something to so indoors in Spartanburg!

Looking for more things to do inside? Check out our Indoor Guide to Spartanburg.


SPONSORED (864) 233-7755 | 130 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC

With a giant indoor play space and lots of unique fun exhibits, The Children’s Museum is naturally the go-to rainy day spot in Spartanburg. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate also has programs available for children most of which are free with admission. The space is designed for children ages 5 and under.

TCMU-Spartanburg has several safety measures in place! Their  public hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-1pm. Due to limited capacity, you must reserve a timed ticket for entry to the museum here.

Find out more at TCMU-Spartanburg!

John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Interactive exhibits, live animals and an extensive collection of fossils, bones, rocks and minerals will encourage a love of science.

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Spartanburg Art Museum also offers family programming on the second Sunday of every month from September-April. Free admission (donations accepted)

Hub City Railroad Museum

864.963.4739 | 298 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Railroad Museum showcases the history of Spartanburg’s railroads with views of local train lines. See trains and models up close!

Note: The Hub City Railroad Museum is temporarily closed.

Spartanburg Regional History Museum

864.596.3501 | 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Permanent exhibitions of the earliest Native American settlements in the county to the commercial hub of the 20th century. Free admission (donations accepted)

Hands On! Children’s Museum

828.697.8333 | 318 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

Interactive exhibits, science programs and tons of hands-on activities to stimulate imagination and learning in nearby Hendersonville.

Upcountry History Museum

864.467.3100 | 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

This regional history museum has an interactive children’s section with revolving exhibits that focus on early literacy. Past exhibits have included Curious George and Dr. Seuss.