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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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Homage to Heros

The relic room is maintained by one of the oldest chapters of the Daughters of the Confederacy based in Charleston. It is fitting that this shrine to the valiant men and women... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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235 reviews 235 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The relic room is maintained by one of the oldest chapters of the Daughters of the Confederacy based in Charleston. It is fitting that this shrine to the valiant men and women of South Carolina is so positioned in the heart of this great city. Contributions are accepted in order to continue the work is restoration.

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Upstate NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This had a lot of relics and regimental flags but, to me, my favorite part of the museum was a 25 minute film that featured stereo photos from the start to the end of the Civil War. That made the entire museum for me.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

An insightful look at a turbulent period in our history. The use of diary and letter accounts from different players adds depth to the story of an event. It's not just artifacts but a retelling of the pain and suffering behind historical events.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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82 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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703 reviews 703 reviews
545 attraction reviews
407 helpful votes 407 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
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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