The Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum
The Wild Turkey Center is NWTF's national headquarters in Edgefield, S.C. It is a first-class work place for more than 100 national staff members who serve the NWTF's members.
The Winchester Museum
The Winchester Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to wild turkey restoration, management and hunting.
The amazing comeback story of the American wild turkey unfolds through exciting displays in the 7,200-square-foot museum, which welcomes more than 10,000 visitors annually.
The museum features interactive exhibits such as the world's largest turkey call, which visitors can actually step into and learn how to operate different types of wild turkey calls. Other exhibits include a retired USDA Forest Service helicopter, a wildlife oddities display and 3-D dioramas depicting the five wild turkey subspecies and the ocellated species in their natural habitats.
An animated, life-like storyteller sits in a rocking chair and tells stories about the history of the NWTF, turkey hunting and conservation. Also featured is an animated Cherokee Indian, who shares legends and stories about wild turkeys.
An action-packed video highlights America's largest resident game bird and the conservation methods and people who have lifted the wild turkey from the brink of extinction to populations in the millions.
Historic turkey calls donated by master turkey call makers Neil Cost and M.L. Lynch are some of the museum's most treasured collections. Through these exhibits, visitors can easily view the evolution of turkey calls spanning more than a century.
The Dave Harrelson Memorial Theater places visitors deep in a spring forest at the break of dawn, mixing the sounds of nature with early morning calls of wild turkeys flying down from their roosts.
Outdoor Education Center
The 100-acre Outdoor Education Center includes a series of nature trails, a wetland habitat site and pavilion. The area provides the perfect setting for JAKES youth events, school field trips and other educational opportunities.
Plan Your Visit
Visitors are invited to tour the Winchester Museum during the hours of operation. The Outdoor Education Center's pavilion and trails are open to the public.
Schedule a Tour:
To schedule a group tour of the Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum, contact Sam McDuffie at firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) THE-NWTF or (803) 637-7626. Group tours on weekends also may be scheduled.
Members' Children: Free
Adults: $5 (Purchase comes a redeemable coin worth $5 off a purchase at Turkey Shoppe on Main)
Hours of Operation:
The Winchester Museum is open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed on national holidays.
The Winchester Museum is located at 770 Augusta Rd. along Highway 25 in Edgefield, S.C.
For more information about the Winchester Museum and the Outdoor Education Center, call Sam McDuffie at (803) 637-7626 or (800) THE-NWTF.
Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum
770 Augusta Road, P.O. Box 530
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: (803) 637-3106 / Fax: (803) 637-0034