Henry Timrod Library

Visitor Information

217 Central Avenue
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Phone: 843-871-4600
Website: http://thetimrodlibrary.org
Hours: Year Round Monday- Friday 10 AM-2 PM Saturday 10 AM-2 PM Sunday-Closed

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Free admission. 10% off regular admission. 10% off merchandise in Museum or Gift Shop.


The Henry Timrod Library, established in 1897, chartered in 1908, and in its present building since 1915, is one of only two Membership Libraries still in existence in South Carolina today. Named for the Confederacy's laureate, this beautiful maintained brick bungalow, built specifically as a library, features the original diamond pane windows, a deep welcoming porch and quaint side courtyard, all representative of early 20th century "LowCountry" architecture. The Timrod's continued independent use and vibrant literary presence in Summerville has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places and inclusion on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.