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Museum and Library of Confederate History

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Address: 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: 864-421-9039
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Small but very good and very interesting

The museum had 4 or 5 rooms packed with a lot of Civil war guns, uniforms and many other items. It was a well worth while visit. No charges to get in, but they do except... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Greer, South Carolina
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Greer, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum had 4 or 5 rooms packed with a lot of Civil war guns, uniforms and many other items. It was a well worth while visit. No charges to get in, but they do except contributions.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Confederacy is a complicated book, long closed to most Americans. This museum--which is not an apology for the "Lost Cause"; there are exhibits revealing both the "good" and "bad" (whatever those terms mean)--is balanced, nuanced and valuable

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I recommend it as a valuable lesson for all people, especially children, that this is what racism looks like. Hopefully, it will be cast in lucite for eternity, as a testament to things that should stay in the past.

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Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was very impressed with the amounts of displays in this small Museum. The men here know their history and are enthusiastic to share it. This place is chock-full of South Carolina history, southern history, and Civil War history. Learn the reason for secession from real southerners. This place is a hidden gem worth the visit when traveling to Greenville.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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269 reviews 269 reviews
91 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a wonderful example of how a few dedicated individuals devoted to maintaining a historical legacy can achieve great things. The museum may be small in physical size, but it is filled with much that will bring emotion to any stalwart devotee of Confederate history. Within this gem of our past is a library where genealogical researchers will find... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even though I/m a yankee, I was given a "Yankee Green Card" for the day by the proprietor. Anyone who has an interest in American History should go there. Donations are accepted. I gave them $20.00.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I thought that this museum would be a small place with a few exhibits. I was wrong! This place has one of the largest collections of Civil War era arms that I have seen. It is located in a small house in a residential neighborhood, but it is a first-class museum. There were a couple of docents there, and both... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wow, expected to spend about 1/2 hr there since it looks small, but our visit lasted more than two hours and we enjoyed every minute of it. Ken offered to explain some of the exhibits to us if we wished, we said yes and are sure glad we accepted his offer. We learned a lot more from him then we... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were very impressed with the museum and library. We were given a private tour by an excellent guide/storyteller. It was awesome to have someone be able to give you little known facts about many items.

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Somerville, Alabama
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice local museum, lots of real artifacts. Maintained by local retired men who love to show you their treasures. Also have lots of books on Civil War topics.

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