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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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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Small, Compact but Informative

A friend wanted to visit this place, so we went-I was not especially anxious to do so- and actually enjoyed the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A friend wanted to visit this place, so we went-I was not especially anxious to do so- and actually enjoyed the visit.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I made sure to visit the rustic room while onsite. The US military exhibits were amazing. The history in the documents, wardrobe, recordings, weapons & details will make any American proud.

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Kennewick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Well worth the extra $4 in addition to the cost of the SC museum. It even has a small gift shop of its own. Great displays of war/military relics. It is located in same building as the SC museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-737-8095
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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