Free Admission to 125 Museums Around the South

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A collection of Free Museums Around The South including the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

A note about the map: The Locations marked with green pointers are always free. The locations marked with red pointers are free on select dates and the information about those dates has been provided. You can also full screen the map by clicking the icon in the top right corner making it easier to view.  DISCLAIMER: Venues, such as these, are known to change their admissions without warning. Be sure to check out the locations that interest you to ensure admission is still free.

Updated: March 25, 2014 with current admissions information

Below the map is a complete list of museums. You can use the find feature of your browser to search for keywords. Some of my keywords are: history, local history, science, military, aviation, transportation, profession, biographical, government.

If you would like to add a venue, please do so using the contact form below the map. I’m always adding new venues and intend to include Florida and other states around the south. Thanks!

This list took me a lot of time & work to compile. DO NOT COPY ANY PART OF THIS LIST and display it on your own website, without permission. It took DAYS of research to compile. You may link to this page.

GEORGIA

Candler Field Museum, Aviation
Marietta Fire Museum, Profession
Anne Frank in the World, Biographical
Atlanta Monetary Museum, Banking & Financial
Georgia Capitol Museum & Tours, Government & History
Museum of History & Holocaust Education, History WWII
David J Sencer Center For Disease Control Museum, Health & Medical
Museum of Aviation, Aviation
Fernbank Science Center, Science
Elberton Granite Museum, Topical
Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum, Railroad Transportation
The Columbus Museum,
National Infantry Museum, Military
Robert C Williams Paper Museum, Topical
Antique Funeral Museum, Topical
DeKalb History Museum, Local History
Roswell Fire Museum, Profession
Smyrna History Museum, Local History
Martin Luther King JR Nat’l Historic Site, Biographical & Historical
Heritage Park Veterans Museum, Military
Georgia College Natural History Museum, Natural History
Cotton Museum, Topical
Jekyll Island Museum, Local History
Jimmy Carter Nat’l Historic Site, Biographical
Kingston Women History Museum, Local History
Lowndes County Historical Society Museum, Local History
Museum of Colquitt county, Local History
Thornateeska Heritage Center and Wetherbee Planetarium, Local History & Science
Thunderbolt Museum Society, Local History
Vidalia Onion Museum, Topical
Chik Fil A Headquarters Tour and Museum, Profession/Commercial
Andersonville Nat’l Historic Site & POW Museum, Military
Rome Area History Museum, Local History
Cherokee County Historical Society, Local History
White County Courthouse History Museum, Local History
Macon County Historical Museum, Local History
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Science & Nature
———Free on Select Days or under Select Conditions, Links to Admissions Info Provided
———Tellus Science Museum: Admissions Info, Science
———Atlanta History Center: Special Offers Bank of America Weekends, General & Local History
———Booth Western Art Museum: Currently Thurs Free Admissions Info, Art
———Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Free Second Tues of Month Target Tues Info, Children/Hands on
———Center for Puppetry Arts: Free Admission on Thursdays 1-3pm OR Fulton County Residents First Saturdays Info, Arts
———Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: Free Thursdays Admission Info, Art
———High Museum of Art: Free Admission for Fulton County Residents Only: 10am – 1pm First Sat of Month Info, Art
———The Bartow History Center: Free Admission Last Saturday of Month Admission Info, Local History
———Georgia Children’s Museum: ree First Friday 5:30pm-7pm Macon Residents: free tuesday and second saturday More info
———Michael C Carlos Museum: Free Admission on Select Dates and Programs Admission Info, General History & Art
———Albany Museum of Art: Free Admission on Select Dates Admission Info, Art
———Georgia Southern Museum: Free Admission Last Saturday of Month Admission Info, Science & Nature

ALABAMA
Museum of Alabama, State History
Alabama State Capitol, Government & History
Alabama Veterans Museum, Military
Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, Women & History
American Sport Art Museum & Archives, Sports & Art
Birmingham Museum of Art, Art
George Washington Carver Museum, Biographical, African American, History
Tuskegee Airmen Nat’l Historic Site, Aviation, African American, History
Carnegie Visual Art Center, Art
Clarke County Historical Museum, Local History
Cook’s Natural Science Museum, Science & Nature
Cullman County Museum, Local History
Dowling Museum & Rudd Art Center, Art
Fairhope Museum of History, Local History
Foley Railroad Museum, Railroad Transportation
Gulf Shores Museum, Local History
Guntersville Museum, Local History
Huntsville Museum of Art, Art
Jesse Owens Memorial Park & Museum, Biographical, Sports, History
Karl Harrison Museum of George Washington, Biographical, History
Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum, Biographical, History
Lee County Historical Center, Local History
Museum of East Alabama, Local History
Transportation Museum, Transportation
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Art
US Army Aviation Museum, Aviation, Military

SOUTH CAROLINA
Aiken County Historical Museum, Local History
American Military Museum, Military
Anderson County Museum, Local History
Avery Research for African American History & Culture, African American, History, Culture, Art
Camden Archives & Museum, Local History
Charles Pinckney Nat’l Historic Site, Biographical, History, Government
Cherokee County History & Arts, History, Art
Coastal Discovery Center, Environmental, Nature, Science
Colleton History Museum & Farmers Market, Local History
Columbia Fire Dept Museum, Profession
John Rivers Communications Museum, Topical, Communication Devices, Radios, etc History
Comporium Telephone Museum, Topical, Phones, History
Dillon County Museum, Local History
US Army Basic Combat Training Museum, Military
Railroad Historical Center, Railroad Transportation
Greer Heritage Museum, Local History
Pickens County Museums, Local History
Hartsville Museum, Local History
Hobcaw Barony Coastal Discovery, Environmental, Nature, Science
Kings Mountain National Military Park, Military
McKissik Museum, USC, Art
Nostalgia City & Museum, Assortment of Old Stuff
Oconee Heritage Center, Local History
Patriot’s Hall Oconee Veterans Museum, Military
Parris Island Museum, Military
SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame, Profession, Police
Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Local History
Spartanburg Art Museum, Art
Duke Energy World of Energy, Science, Nuclear Energy

TENNESSEE
Andrew Johnson Nat’l Historic Site, Biographical, Historical, Government
Cookeville History Museum, Local History
Cookeville Depot Museum, Railroad Transportation
Fort Donalson Nat’l Battlefield, Military
Granville Museum, Local History
Unicoi County Heritage Museum, Local History
Knoxville Museum of Art, Art
Little Congress Bicycle Museum, Transportation
Tennessee State Museum, State History
Bird Dog Foundation Museum, Animal
Nat’l Medal of Honor Museum, Military
Cowan Railroad Museum, Railroad Transportation
Scopes Monkey Trial Museum & Rhea County Courthouse, Legal, Court, History
Shiloh Nat’l Military Park, Military
Newspaper & Printing Museum, Topical, Communication
W. Tennessee Delta Heritage, Local History
W. Tennessee Regional Art, Art
Farragut Folklife Museum, History
Girl Scout Museum at Daisy’s Place, Topical, Girl Scouts
——Free Admission on Select Dates or Times
——Nat’l Civil Rights Museum: Free period Mondays (except holidays) 3pm-5pm: Admission Info

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