Private Group Tours

For groups, docent-led tours of the collections are available Tuesday through Saturday at either M&G location by advance reservation.

  • Requests for group tours are granted based on schedule availability.
  • Tour groups must have at least ten people in the group.
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Fees: Adults- $9.50, Seniors-$8.50, College- $6.00

Consider the tour topics listed below, or our staff can tailor a tour suited to your group’s interests and knowledge level while unlocking the mysteries of the past as seen in our Old Master paintings, antiquities, furniture, and decorative arts.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the Guest Relations Manager at or (864) 770-1331.

Exactly how does an artist choose, gather, and combine materials to create a beautiful masterpiece? M&G’s processes tour explores the methods of creating wood panel paintings, stained glass, tapestries, and etchings.


Any enthusiast of history or student of Scripture will benefit from visiting our Bowen Collection of Antiquities. See a first century Bethlehem manger, a Torah scroll, a tablet inscribed by King Nebuchadnezzar, a Roman die—and much more!


Take a visual journey through time, beginning in the Gothic period and moving through the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque eras into the 19th century. Discover the intriguing stories behind the paintings and little-known facts that will increase your appreciation for the masterpieces in the M&G collection.


From Josephine Bonaparte’s collection to the halls of an orphanage to auction sales at Christie’s, discover the remarkable stories behind M&G’s paintings. Learn how such great masterworks were first commissioned, where they were exhibited, and how they have travelled over time from famous (and infamous!) European collections to arrive in Greenville, South Carolina.