Greer Heritage Museum


Greer Heritage Museum

106 South Main Street
Greer, S.C.  29650
(864) 877-3377

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Hours of Operation

10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays


Grand Opening Preview Video (produced in 2009)

To learn more about the history of the Greater Greer area, a visit to the Greer Heritage Museum is a must.  The museum has moved into the former Greer City Hall building (which was originally the Greer Post Office built in 1935) and offers expanded exhibits that give visitors a glimpse at Greer's rich history.


Programs and Exhibits

The museum also offers a library for historical and genealogical research, as well as a classroom/theater for showing short documentaries of local history.  Children will enjoy interactive displays scattered throughout the exhibits.  The Greer Heritage Museum is staffed by volunteer docents.

For children there is a scavenger hunt to locate items in the museum during their visit.  For further information, call the museum located at 106 S. Main St at 877-3377. Summer hours (through August 31) are: Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. There is no charge for admittance to the museum or the programs.

March Program

   Dean Campbell
Dean Campbell, the Squire of Dark Corner, will present “Twice-told Tales & Twice-sung Ballads of the Dark Corner” on Sat., March 3 at 1:30 PM at the Greer Heritage Museum on 106 S. Main St.
Since 2010 Campbell has been a contributor to the Tryon Daily Bulletin, producing columns that retell the tales of the Dark Corner, its mysteries and moonshine. He has also collected many old ballads of the region. His first book, published in 2013, included a CD with the ballads. Recently he completed a second volume. In his museum program he will tell tales and sing ballads from his book. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
The museum and its programs are free. For information, call 864-877-3377.

Museum History

Long before it ended its use as Greer City Hall in 2008, the building served as the city's post office, constructed in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Prior to its construction, the post office had leased space downtown, including a location beside the railroad tracks on Trade Street across from the Piedmont and Northern Depot.  The service window from that post office has been restored and is now part of the museum's exhibits.

An interesting feature of the building is the lobby mural painted in 1940 by Winfred R. Walkley as part of the WPA Federal Art Project.  The painting, titled "Cotton and Peach Growing," celebrated the major crops of that time.  The mural was covered by paneling when the building was refurbished as city hall in 1968, but was uncovered when the museum began its renovation in 2008.

Features of the original post office are the terrazo floor, the civil service bulletin boards, a skylight with original shade, and an observation point for the postal inspector.

A plaque denoting the building's spot on the National Register of Historic Places was installed in 2011, completing a three-year application process.