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Address: 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-299-4440
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Bluff Road's Little Secret

A surprising large and professionally maintained military museum, with artifacts from early colonial times up through all of our nation's conflicts to the present. Vehicles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A surprising large and professionally maintained military museum, with artifacts from early colonial times up through all of our nation's conflicts to the present. Vehicles, weapons, uniforms... it's all here for the military history buff.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

wonderful museum showing military history. The amount of relics is amazing.. The vehicles on display were in great shape. took the kids and they enjoyed the place. We stayed about an hour and a half. They had on loan some WW@ German vehicles that were simply amazing. The staff were so friendly. A great place to visit. and it's FREE.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I think a lot of people don't know of this museum. Two of my relatives living in Columbia didn't. This museum has uniforms, guns, sea rations, etc. from every war. They have full size tanks. My husband is a Vietnam Vet and spent a very long time looking at everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best military museum I've visited. Friendly staff, great displays and free. A must see. The museum was full of artifacts, firearms and transportation items used throughout the wars fought by the US , emphasizing South Carolina's role in these conflicts.

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Estacada, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

my husband liked it, he was in the military so he was more interested than i was. and my grandson thought it was interesting..i just wish they had a tour guide that would talk about it instead of haveing to read so much....

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This relatively small museum is located at 1225 Bluff road in Columbia,co-located with he HQ of the SCNG. Entry wa by donation. A fabulous collection of antique small arms dated back o pre civil war . Highly prized collecton . Volunteer staff is outstanding. Dont miss this one.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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71 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This a a very nice museum, a lot of neat stuff from out history, they had a lot of weapons in a display case, everything from the civil war to now. They also had some small vehicles in there collection that I had not seen before.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum is certainly a must see if you like military museums and the best thing is that it is free! Excellent layout that takes you through the different military campaigns that SC has been involved in and has a very impressive collection of artifacts from weapons to vehicles. Can easily spend 2 hours here! Right across the street from... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Did I mention it's free? Everything is presented very and they have the uniforms for all of the different time periods along with their weaons and details on how SC was involved in the different periods. I was very impressed with everything. To top it off there is a large room full of vehicles used in war at the end.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

For military history buffs, or descendants of those who have served, this is definitely worthwhile. Extensive collection (not just US artifacts): swords, rifles, uniforms, & vehicles (inside & out front). A good museum for kids to train in museum-appropriate behavior. They marked what you can/not touch very well. You could spend 1-2 hours here easily if you like to read... More 

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Address: Address: 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-299-4440
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia

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