Savannah River Site Museum
SRS Museum Ellenton Exhibit | Thoroughbred Country
Location:  224 Laurens St SW
City:  Aiken
Phone:  803.648.1437
Description:  During the Cold War, the Savannah River Site (formally the Savannah River Plant) operated as a nuclear materials production facility, producing tritium and plutonium for the hydrogen bomb. Explore the fascinating origins and ongoing missions of the site at the SRS Museum in downtown Aiken, SC, where science meets history in a blend of interactive exhibits.
One such exhibit, "6,000 Stories," details life before the plant in the surrounding communities of Dunbarton, Ellenton and Meyer's Mill, whose residents relocated to make way for the 310 square mile plant. Additional exhibits include information on the Cold War, local fallout shelters, plant production, radiation, waste cleanup, space exploration and ecology.

Admission is free.

Located in the historic Dibble Memorial Library building. The Dibble Library was Aiken's first dedicated library building, named for prominent Aiken banker Henry M. Dibble. The original library's architecture and design have remained intact in the museum's foyer, though the building as since expanded.