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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-737-8095
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Ranked #10 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is located inside the South Carolina State Museum. It is a little confusing but it also makes it very simple to do both museums in one day. You can buy a combo ticket for both attractions which saves a little bit of money on admission. And it is definitely worth the... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is located in the same building as the South Carolina Museum, but admission to them is separate. However, I was there on the first Sunday of the month, so I paid two dollars total to see both. Not bad. This attraction was far less crowded than its neighbor, and with its vaulted ceilings and slightly dim lights, it almost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very friendly staff and free to enter plus very educational too. I enjoy pictures and artifacts. And clean nice areas to visits.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a family friend to the Relic Room. Our friend is a war buff and educated us as much as the museum did. He gave high praise to the displays and artifacts. I learned a lot and enjoyed the visit. Even with reading, it took us about 1-2hrs to get through. My younger children were just about done with... More

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Milton, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Spoke with registrar. The folks who work here take history seriously and know how to covey to the public the importance of South Carolinas contribution to the Civil War.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hi like I said love all the new exhibits, like king tuts tomb, titanic. The gift shop. Lots of nice things about south carolina history. There's books, paintings notecards. Some things are overpriced, but all gift shops are. Still love it.

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Matthews, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a small museum next to the entrance to the SC State Museum. If you like history like my husband and I do - then you will enjoy this collection. I especially liked the credit given to the women of the Civil War.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great and friendly staff. Kids learn with their parents and is not so overwhelming as the State Museum. awesome gift shop for all price ranges

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Typical military museum. A few interesting displays but a lot of it is not very impressive. I do not believe anyone said a word as we came and went, unusual as I served for 24 years and have normally found vets to be talkative. No one wanted to brag about this place that day.

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Mt Airy NC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

First, parking is free and plentiful. That is a big help. The entrance fee is reasonable. We enjoyed the local feel of the displays. I appreciated that the home front efforts were highlighted from making clothing to caring for the wounded. A negative is that with the low level lights, there was a clear problem of reflection of yourself on... More

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