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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 55 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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