History, Arts & Culture

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of historical museums, art galleries, beautifully landscaped gardens, talented theater troupes and a broad range of musical offerings. The symphony presents classical works, pops and youth programs while community theater groups stage musicals, dramas and comedies. Among Myrtle Beach's fine arts offerings are several art galleries featuring rotating world-class exhibits by nationally renowned artists. Museums rich in history showcase collectibles from the plantation era of cotton, rice and lumber and the memorable Civil War years. The South Carolina Hall of Fame honors contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to our state's heritage. The Hall of Fame is located in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 21st Avenue and Oak Street, Myrtle Beach. Admission is Free.

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island is one of the most significant collections of figurative sculpture by American artists in the world. Brookgreen Gardens is home to more than 900 works by 300 of the greatest names in American sculpture, past and present. Visitors also can explore the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, containing acre upon acre of native plants and animals.

Throughout the year, our mild weather makes us an ideal location for crowd-pleasing festivals. The festivals and events calendar is filled with entertaining programs celebrating arts, music, crafts and dance. Plus check out the calendar of events for the most current list and visit ArtsAtTheBeach.com and celebrate the visual and performing arts in the Myrtle Beach area.

Another great resource for the latest art happenings in the Grand Strand is TheArtsGrandStrand.org

TRAVEL UPDATE: We love and appreciate all our visitors along with our local residents who make up our fantastic community and want to immensely thank all of you for your past and continued support! Due to the current conditions, visitors are encouraged NOT to visit at this time through the end of April, but rather reschedule or plan for a future visit when this health threat passes. Visit our Healthy Travel Information page for links on all local ordinances and additional COVID-19 Updates.