Bishopville, South Carolina: Button King Museum
- 55 Joe Dority Rd, Bishopville, SC
- I-20 exit 108. Drive north, then turn right onto Camden Hwy/Hwy 34. Drive four miles. Turn left onto Johnson Pond Rd/CR-41. Drive one mile. Bear right onto Joe Dority Rd, and look for the museum sign on the left.
- The Button King is around most of the time, but call first. (Call to verify)
- Donations accepted.
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Dalton Stevens -- known as "The Button King" -- displays the cars and furnishings and clothes to which he's glued and sewed about a million buttons. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/16/2010]
Button King Museum: Dalton Stevens, a.k.a. The Button King, exhibits two button-encrusted caskets in his Bishopville, South Carolina Button King Museum, intended for his eventual burial. There's a story behind that. [05/16/2010] Complete Story...
Button King Museum: Dalton Stevens performs one of his songs in the Button King Museum. Watch Video.
Visitor Tips and News About Button King Museum
I took a group of kids on a field trip to the Button King Museum, and even though they were kind of lost on the "why" Dalton would do all this, they enjoyed it just the same. They really enjoyed the toilet and the bathtub. The museum was really just a large shed with a bunch of Button King memorabilia set up, but it was still one of the neatest places I have ever stopped. There was a really nice memorial that he set up in honor of his late wife. Before we left, he pulled out his guitar and played a song for all of us. I probably enjoyed it more than the kids, but there's just something about cute old men playing guitar and singing about boozing that makes my heart flutter.[Danielle O., 11/23/2012]
Highlight of our vacation. Mr. Stevens is a very jolly and interesting person. My favorite Roadside stop ever![Brenda, 07/11/2010]