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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 #9 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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Milton, Florida
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you are a history buff, you will enjoy a visit here. I found many interesting artifacts and documents from the civil war. I enjoyed my visit and no matter one's view of the war, it is interesting.

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Solon, Ia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

very good overview of the civil war with lots of artifacts and a three d movie which was great. must see.

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South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nice little museum tucked away in a corner of Columbia. Enjoyed the original uniforms on display belonging to well-known figures.

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Beaufort, SC
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15 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you are interested in military history and/or the Civil War, this is for you. It can be seen in 2-3 hours, and has a very reasonable admission fee. There are discounts for veterans and seniors. Adjacent to this museum is the South Carolina State Museum. This is also very worthwhile, but doing both on the same day might be... More

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