“Keep the World Humming” ~ Kazoo Museum & Factory
Who knew a small pocket-sized instrument that you hum, talk, or make noise into would make a huge impact on American culture. While it’s unclear how the Kazoo came to fruition in the 1800’s, they did precisely that. There are so many theories that they run amok, but you can learn all about this impactful instrument at the Kazoo Museum & Factory.
Located in Beaufort, SC The Kazoo Museum & Factory is one of two Kazoo factories still in existence in the United States. They are open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm with tours running at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. The museum is free to the public and the tour price ranges.
Upon entering the museum, it is surprising to see so many Kazoos and displays which offer interesting facts, trivia, and history.
Here you will find one of the original 1884 Kazoos and a Kookie Kombo One band, Marx 1960.
A tour is a must when visiting. It begins with a video highlighting the kazoo and then moves onto a demonstration of kazoos through history, movies, and more.
As the tour continues you go behind the scenes and catch a glimpse of their production line.
Fun fact: the factory produces 5,000 kazoos a day and 1,000,000 a year 😯.
As you complete the tour you get a shot at making your very own kazoo! There are 14 enticing body and cap colors. So, you get to choose the correct combination for you! Then you will be given the resonator, the third and final assembly piece. Without this your kazoo would not make that trademark sound we are all accustomed to. After using one of their pneumatic capping machines, you will have a fully built kazoo that will last you a lifetime!
Also, their gift shop has any accessory needed to turn your kazoo into a Wazoo, Kazoogle, Wazoogle, or an electric kazoo. The possibilities are endless!
Visit this nostalgic museum and factory to see what makes it NATURALLY AMAZING!