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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

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Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-737-8095
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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For History Buffs

A treasure trove for Civil War students...a book shop and gift shop are available. Some genealogical material is available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A treasure trove for Civil War students...a book shop and gift shop are available. Some genealogical material is available.

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Walden, Tenn
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I remember many years ago visiting this museum and it being an old fashioned collection of artifacts and labels unimaginatively displayed in shrine-like fashion. Wow has this place changed! Now located at the back of the South Carolina State Museum, the museum houses two outstanding exhibits. One deals with Sherman's burning of Columbia in the context of his entire Carolinas... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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541 attraction reviews
368 helpful votes 368 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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