In addition to being accredited with the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate, Culture & Heritage Museums are regularly recognized for excellence in many areas.
• Achievement of Excellence Award for Huck's Defeat Battlefield Trail
Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies
• Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits for "Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina"
Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC)
• 2014 Preserving our Places in History Project Award
SC African American Heritage Commission
• 2013 Award of Achievement for "Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina"
South Carolina Federation of Museums