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South Carolina Military Museum

1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #16 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Military Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great displays that take you from pre-revoluntionary war to current day. Enjoyed how they linked South Carolina to it's place in history during these events.

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Rock Hill
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has a vast array of indoor and outdoor artifacts, ranging form the revolutionary to current war time' periods. It takes more than a day to view all displays (and many items donated to the museum are still in storage - thousands - according to the curators - far too many to bring out - maybe this would be... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A little off the beaten path and a little hard to find, it is worth a visit if you are a military history buff. The museum is well-maintained and laid out. Some interesting items are on display, and are clearly labeled. Not sure why we have so many separate museums in Columbia, but I guess this one keeps the military... More

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South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This museum is not easy to find but it is worth the search. It is free and covers a lot of material. There are weapons, vehicles, artillery. Not a large museum but well laid out with good graphics.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

It is a great place to visit, not only for military funs, but "average" people as well. Small, but interesting exhibition with photos, military vehicles, clothes, lots of guns, etc. The staff was friendly, and the whole thing was free of charge!

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

my husb really enjoyed the exhibit on Carbine Williams, the guy you designed the M1 carbine. I liked seeing how the SC ANG contributed to all the war efforts, including OIF and OEF. they have a video that plays continuously highlighting how the 169th helped out in the war effot...a great FREE museum!

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Turbeville, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

From the outside you wouldn't think this place would be anything special. Its hidden in a brick building behind a National Guard Armory on Bluff Road. There are a few displays outside but the inside is amazing. You never would think they could have that much stuff packed in that building. That being said, its well organized and very very... More

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