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Address: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Suite 216, Charleston, SC 29407-4605
Phone Number: 843-577-7000
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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A museum celebrating the history of the American military, featuring...

A museum celebrating the history of the American military, featuring uniforms and memorabilia from all the major wars.

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Great Destination for History Buffs

This museum is an amazing resource for people who have been in the military or are interested in military history. It's not flashy and I don't think there's a lot for children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Free admission they only ask for a donation and it is totally worth it. Lots of different uniforms and memorabilia from the Revolutionary war to the present. Self guided; you can take as short or as long as you want to check out the collections. Took my two and 8 year old and they really enjoyed it. Also has a... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I simply love the American Military Museum. The museum is an excellent resource for military history buffs. So many collections of uniforms, equipment, personal items, photos, and other memorabilia on display. I wandered through it for an hour and just lost track of time. Beautiful displays. if you are looking for military memorabilia of your own, the museum has lots... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This museum is an amazing resource for people who have been in the military or are interested in military history. It's not flashy and I don't think there's a lot for children other than an impressive array of lead soldiers from all over the world in one case, but they have an amazing amount of uniforms, medals, books, weapons and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Was amazed at the collections and so worth the trip! Al Miller is so knowledgeable and a treasure trove of historical info related to so many eras covered by the collections on exhibit. Could have spent the entire afternoon. Not flashy but so much so see. Will return to see and learn more.

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a collection of uniforms and memorabilia collected by donations. This is at no cost to go in - but once you go through you will leave a $$$ donation. It takes you thru all the wars and the artifacts that were displayed were that of a high museum quality. These were actually from people. There is a little store... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

First, I applaud the all volunteer organization for organizing and running this museum and offering free admission. (Donations accepted and please do give if you visit!) My family and I visit Chuck often for medical appointments at MUSC so we've pretty much tapped out most places to see. We hadn't seen this one yet, so we went. The museum boasts... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

An excellent assortment of uniforms from throughout America's history, well presented, plus related items. We don't recall seeing a better array anywhere, and the admission price is attractive: free, although they appreciate donations. The museum store sells a variety of military-related books, new and used. It's easy to find: just walk from Dillard's into the mall and look to your... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our young son loves all things military, so we put this on our list for our most recent visit to Charleston. We were not disappointed! This FREE ADMISSION (leave a donation) museum offers military uniforms and artifacts from just about every major conflict in US history. As a veteran myself, I really loved it. It was not difficult to find...just... More 

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Let me start by saying, after looking on their website and reading reviews,It seemed it would be an awesome museum so I decided to go. 1st. Hard to find. NO SIGNS ANYWHERE directing you to the museum. So i sat in the mall parking lot, and called them. They said they were in the mall... At that point I didnt... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

One historical site where you can park your car and stay all day. Catch the harbor boat ride to Fort Sumter, visit Vietnam support villege, the museum shop, the USS Laffy, the USS Yorktown (from WWII fame) and a WWII submarine also. If you are a history buff, or love to browse, or love the outdoor fresh air, this historical... More 

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