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“Very good displays” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum and Library of Confederate History

Museum and Library of Confederate History
15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601
864-421-9039
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Greenville
Type: Museums
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Granite Bay
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“Very good displays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This Museum is located in a residential area in a large Victorian house. The many displays are well done presenting the history of the Confederacy. Clothing,firearms and swords, medical equipment and various items of furniture and personal goods are displayed. Period photographs with written descriptions help tell the story, but the big plus is the stories and information the docents will give you if you ask. Usually humorous and interesting. It is FREE, although donations are accepted

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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“A Wealth of Information in a Tiny Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

At first glance, the museum looks tiny. But once you go inside, it is steeped with historical artifacts, pictures, books and information pertaining to the Civil War. My children liked seeing the Confederate money - and that the bills looked slightly different from state to state. I enjoyed that there were various fact sheets you could take with you to read later. Additionally, the person who worked there knew everything about the Civil War and welcomed questions from visitors.

Visited May 2014
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Greenville
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“Interesting history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Step back in time to the American war between the states. Large library to research units, battles, people of the conflict. Great displays an artifacts. Number of cannons on display inside an outside. Uniforms an weapons on display. Very good place to visit an spend some time. Has a gift shop. You learn about history of local units from war. You can look around on own or with guides which are very knowledgable. Photos, maps, swords, artillery shells. Good to visit for youth groups, scouting also.

Visited February 2014
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sevierville
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you have any interst in the Civil War, you will want to visit this museum. It has many items from the Civil War and the guides have vast knowledge on the collection and the Civil War. It is free but you can make a donation (they do not even ask you to make a donation but are very grateful if you do).

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Greenville, South Carolina
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“How much I did not know about the Civil War.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have to admit I don't know much about Confederate History but after our brief tour of this understated little museum I want to go back and learn even more. Wonderful artifacts from the Civil War period, our docent was rich in his knowledge of the Confederate Era. Large collection of uniforms, weapons, photos, maps and documentation. All of this is FREE (donations accepted). We will be going back!

Visited December 2013
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