The Aiken County Historical Museum was formed by the Aiken County Historical Commission in 1970 as part of the state’s Tricentennial celebration. The official opening of the museum occurred on February 12, 1970 at the Aiken County Courthouse Jail. After fourteen years, the museum moved to its current building Banksia, a Winter Colony home at the corner of South Boundary Avenue and Newberry Street. Exhibits stretch throughout the 17,500 sq.ft. of the Banksia building while historic structures dot the landscape of our 3.5 acres. Our mission statement: The Aiken County Historical Museum, under the direction of the Aiken County Historical Commission, collects, preserves, promotes, interprets, and exhibits the historical objects of Aiken County and its surrounds.
The ACHM has a lovely gift store for your enjoyment. It regularly features souvenirs of your trip to Aiken, clothing, food products, note cards, local books, and jewelry.