The University of South Carolina is the Official U.S. Partner of the Anne Frank House
in Amsterdam, and the only partner site in North America.
The Anne Frank Center on the USC campus brings to life the story of the young Jewish
girl who – in the pages of her world-renowned diary – documented two years of hiding
in German-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. By sharing Anne's legacy with visitors,
students and teachers, USC’s Anne Frank Center seeks to inspire our commitment to
never be bystanders but instead to stand up together against antisemitism, bigotry
and inequality wherever it may exist today.
Schedule A Tour
Tours are available for individuals, groups and families. There are three types of
Public: These tours are ideal for individuals, couples, or small groups of friends and family
who are age 12 and above. Tours will accommodate up to 15 guests. Register here and follow the prompts.
Group Tours: These tours are for groups of up to 100 guests from a school, synagogue, church, retirement
community, local business or club. To register for a tour, please please complete the Group Tour Registration Form.
Group tour rates vary depending on size, time, and organization making the request.
We have a donation box to receive cash and checks on site. Checks can be made to "University
of South Carolina". You may also make your contribution online in advance of your
visit athttps://donate.sc.edu/annefrankcenter. Invoices can be created upon request.
We work diligently to ensure all group tour requests receive a reply within 3 business
days. Thank you for your patience!
Each visitor must register and receive a unique ticket. Electronic or printed tickets
are accepted at the door. All tours are led by volunteer docents or staff. Regular
tours are free for USC students, and there is an optional suggested donation of $10
for the general public.
The Anne Frank Center
The Anne Frank Center is located on the corner of Barnwell Street and College Street
at 1731 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208.
Our partner, the Anne Frank House, offers anintroductory 28-minute videosuitable for most ages. Viewing it in advance is not necessary, though it can enrich
your visit.Visitors will learn about Anne’s story and legacy through photos, videos
and original artifacts that represent the experience of her family as they hid behind
her father’s business in Amsterdam.
The Anne Frank Center invites USC students to get involved as guides to the museum.
Student volunteers will receive special training and can enroll in coursework in order
to give tours to their fellow students and the broader community. If you would like
to consider becoming a volunteer, email the Anne Frank Centerabout opportunities to get involved.
The Anne Frank Center welcomes field trips of students and offers a wide range of
programming on campus and in schools across the nation, both in person and remotely.
These programs include a traveling exhibition and peer education program, guided virtual
tours of the Anne Frank House, a dialogue workshop called "Free2Choose" about challenging
topics, and video production workshops for students. Email the Anne Frank Centerto discuss what would work for your school.
Discover more about the Anne Frank Center. Our newsletter will keep you up to date
about news, upcoming events and special opportunities. Join our email list here.
When you choose to donate to the Anne Frank Center, your contribution will help us carry out our mission and programs as an educational
resource for the state and nation. In addition to operating and providing tours of
the Anne Frank Center, we offer educational programs, traveling exhibits, workshops,
teaching materials and peer-guided training.
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