Come to Darlington for a historic day, and tour our fine collection of antique malls and historical sites listed alphabetically below.
All Star Sports Cards Plus
114 Cashua St., Darlington, (843) 393-4488
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
No matter what your favorite sport is, Woody Boyle has a collectible (or two) for you. Find baseball, basketball, football, hockey, NASCAR, professional wrestling, boxing, even Olympic sports memorabilia including cards, signed items, figurines, shirts, and more at this downtown shop. Start or add to your collection with a framed signed photo, ball, or poster, or pick up a pack of sports cards for a fun surprise.
B&B Variety & Antiques
703 Pearl St., Darlington, 843-398-9863 or 843-453-7875
Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
B&B Variety Antiques offers exactly what the name says as owner Marcie Blackwell has two buildings full of antique and modern collectibles including furniture, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. The location, known in the past as Doc’s Place by locals, once housed an ice cream parlor on one of the town’s oldest thoroughfares.
City of Darlington Historic Districts
The City of Darlington is home to five historic districts, and the county has three others to explore.
- Cashua Street-Spring Street Historic District
- Downtown Historic District: The Darlington Downtown Historic District is significant for its high level of architectural integrity and as an illustration of the significant periods of prosperity and building in Darlington. The district includes a collection of 21 contributing, intact commercial buildings associated with the growth of Darlington from ca. 1870 to ca. 1935. Many of these buildings are home to area businesses, including law firms, retail outlets, and churches.
- Industrial Historic District
- St. John’s Historic District
- West Broad Street Historic District
Darlington County Historical Commission
204 Hewitt St., 843-398-4710
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come explore the rich history of Darlington Lamar, Society Hill, and Hartsville at the Darlington County Historical Commission. Housed in the old county jail building, the commission holds historical records relating to the county, including county and municipal records; church and school records; business and industrial records; deeds, maps, and plats; family records such as correspondences, journals, and diaries; and newspapers.
Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum
1301 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, 843-395-8821
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum houses a large collection of stock cars, including those driven to victory by Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, David Pearson and others. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger.
500 E. Broad St., Darlington, 843-393-4952
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Take a trip through history as you delve into 20,000 square feet of furniture, handmade rugs, and other collectibles at Scarlett’s Antiques, housed inside an old tobacco warehouse where the crop was once dried, packed, and sold. This family-owned business has served Darlington residents and tourists alike since 1962, and the shop has brought the past to the future with its inventory updated online.
So-lina Auction Market Inc.
2085 Lamar Hwy., Darlington – 3.5 miles from U.S. 52
Hours: Auctions start at 10 a.m. Monday outside and 3 p.m. inside with indoor furniture auctions beginning at 6 p.m. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday.
Come feel the energy and excitement at this absolute auction that has drawn crowds from up and down the East Coast since 1973. The fast-paced live auction gears up at 10 a.m. Monday outside and 3 p.m. inside with indoor furniture auctions beginning at 6 p.m. for collectors, dealers, and newcomers alike.
The Jeweler’s Bench
60 Public Square, Darlington, 843-395-2200
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday. During the summer, closed Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The most recent addition to downtown’s commercial antique shops, Regina Weatherford shares her extensive collection with visitors. Stop in to see her custom, handmade fine jewelry then ask for a tour that features silverware and silver plates as well as many other antique items including furniture and artwork.
Take U.S. 74 East toward Monroe. Turn right onto U.S. 601 South. Continue onto S.C. 151 South. Stay on S.C. 151 for about 50 miles, and you will arrive in Darlington.
From Myrtle Beach
Take U.S. 501 North through Conway. Take a slight left onto S.C. 576 near Marion, and then continue onto U.S. 76 West. Take a right onto S.C. 327 North to I-95. Take I-95 South to Exit 164. Turn right off the interstate onto U.S. 52 toward Darlington. In about 10 minutes, you will arrive downtown.
Take Exit 164 onto U.S. 52 toward Darlington. In about 10 minutes, you will arrive downtown.
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