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Franklin G Burroughs – Simeon B Chapin Art Museum
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Known for its holdings of Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild works and a wonderful collection of antique maps and prints, the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum is a must-see. The contemporary art museum first... Read More
Known for its holdings of Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild works and a wonderful collection of antique maps and prints, the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum is a must-see. The contemporary art museum first opened in 1997, but it was some 13 years in the making. It's housed in the former Springmaid Villa, a 10,000 square foot 1927 mansion that originally stood at 5429 North Ocean Boulevard. In 1984, it was slated for demolition, but an enterprising art lover managed to get it moved to its present location eight miles south and fill it with art, and the rest is (recent) history. The museum hosts frequent special events and art classes.
3100 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
- Tue-Sat: 10am-4pm
- Sun: 1pm-4pm
- Free, donations appreciated
- Free Things to Do: "The Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum accepts donations in lieu of an admission charge so be prepared to support the cause if you choose to do so."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum features special touring exhibits, as well as a standing collection that tells the history of Myrtle Beach in photos and paintings.