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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-737-8095
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Ranked #8 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Columbia, South Carolina
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665 reviews 665 reviews
528 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this little place is packed full of history. Civil Wars buffs will be intrigued with all the artifacts,relics and the flags. The flags were nice to view. go slow and take in all the exhibits-this is a real gem of a place. The gift shop is really good as well.

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Chattanooga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Our entire family enjoyed this museum. Our 10 year old found it to be interactive and interesting. We all highly recommend this museum!

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I loved the Confederate history. Although the place was 40 mins. from closing, William Joe Long, Curator of Education, took us to the back room to see the 12th SC Volunteer Infantry flag with about 18 battles written front and back on this proud historic flag. It looked as thought they were written in blood. My ancestors, fathers and sons,... More 

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Pascagoula
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This museum is inside the State Museum, but it is at the back it. There was a small fee to see, but if you like see and learning about the Civil war, you might want to check this museum out.

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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I love this museum for the quiet and the well-preserved history. This museum not only teaches, but also reminds us of the humanity affected by war: the hopes, determination, sacrifices, the pride of individuals and community. The kids love the history made so real here. The stories, the artifacts, the flags (sooo many flags), medical history, clothing... Nice gift shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a small but fascinating museum which, along with other sites on my visit to the south east of the US has inspired me to read more about the US Civil War. Some excellent artefacts are presented along with plenty of information to read. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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51 helpful votes 51 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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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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