The Saluda County Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the county's past with great exhibits donated by county residents and descendants of county residents. The volunteer staff will also book and provide tours of our local historic sites upon request.
The Saluda County Museum, established in 1987, houses Saluda County artifacts, memorabilia, and genealogical research liabrary. It also has for sale books and maps on Saluda County. One of the two permanent exhibits depicts the Alamo and features Saluda county natives Bonham and Travis. The other permanent exhibit tells the story of local African-American culture. Also each year four temporary exhibits depict some phase of the county's history.
A Diorama of the Alamo mission complex depicts the scene on Sunday morning, March 6, 1836, as the Mexican army overran the Alamo defenders. Society members hand painted the 1/64 scale models that show the moment when the Mexicans began breaching the walls. Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis and James Butler Bonham, Saluda heroes, were among the defenders as were David Crockett and James Bowie - men who had agreed never to surrender even in the face of overwhelming odds.