South Carolina Military Museum

South Carolina Military Museum, Columbia

South Carolina Military Museum

South Carolina Military Museum
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS691 contributions
A unique military history museum
May 2021
This free museum has many displays that you will not find in other military museums. Examples are several exhibits on German WW II equipment & the frame of a WW II glider. This is on the grounds of a national guard unit & you will have to go trough a guarded gate to get here, but you should not have any questions getting in. This museum is a gem!
Written June 7, 2021
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RSHNSKS
Clermont, FL147 contributions
Interesting Place Worth A Visit!
Mar 2020
Was very impressed with this small museum which is ran by vets and offered FREE for all who would like to attend. Lots of interesting artifacts and history. We were greeted upon entering and made to feel very welcome. I highly recommend if you are into history. They even have helicopters and several other pieces of military equipment on display that have been restored. We were lucky and had a vet who joined us towards the end of the tour and gave us a lot of interesting information regarding the place and some of the artifacts. Kudos to everyone who had a hand in getting this together and keeping it open.
Written March 3, 2020
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Seth D
Columbia, SC87 contributions
LOTS of artifacts
Jan 2020
Displays are well organized and loaded with artifacts. Love all the large equipment! We went for the Battle of the Bulge commemorative event and were impressed with the reenactors, displays and the ceremony.
Written January 24, 2020
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Randall D
Hilton Head41 contributions
Dont Miss
Sep 2019
A wonderful collection hidden away and not easy to find. But keep looking, it is worth it! Great South Carolina and American history artifacts and weapons including the first helicopter sold to the US Army.
Written October 11, 2019
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David Short
Godfrey, IL15 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2019 • Solo
I am a history buff and this museum had a good mixture of early history and modern history. Had many weapons from different time periods and different countries. This is a must see for anyone interested in military history.
Written October 1, 2019
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Kimberly K
Anchor Point, AK74 contributions
Excellent free museum
Aug 2019
Even if this wasn't free, I would still recommend it. Just remember it's on a National Guard Base, so you have to show ID to enter. The museum and staff were great! I think we spent about 2 hours in the museum. The exhibits were informative without being overwhelming. Whether you have an interest in the military or not, I think this was a great experience. They had three videos, but only one had a place to sit to view it. The other two were hard for me to watch as you stood bent over a little to see it. As you couldn't touch or sit in any of the machines, it might be difficult with young kids, as even I wanted to jump into the jeeps. Great way to spend the humid day.
Written August 26, 2019
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Brian Smilowska
Sumter, SC1,670 contributions
75th DDay Celebration
Jun 2019 • Family
Great Museum that honors America's heroes and protectors. Some of the best military collections of memorabilia and weapons I've seen anywhere. Easy to find right across from Williams Brice Stadium with plenty of parking and easy access. Defiantly worth the visit for military and history buffs. We will be back.
Written June 10, 2019
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Wendy H
Mount Airy, NC8 contributions
Free and a lot of fun
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I went on a Monday morning. Make sure you have ID they check them at gate due to the fact it is on active armory. The guy inside was very friendly and helpful. This is free to everyone and something I would suggest going to if you like military history.
Written April 30, 2019
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mcdh4561
Fredericksburg, VA561 contributions
Impressive!
Apr 2019 • Couples
First off- it's FREE! This museum is full of excellent exhibits that detail the SC militia (and the present-day Guard) through time. The pre-colonial weapons and armor were a pleasant surprise. The Civil War-era was well-represented, including a pair of RARE Blakely rifled cannon recovered from a Confederate shipwreck. The WW 2 collection is quite good, with mostly German small vehicles and some jeeps and a combat car. There is lots of ordnance inside the museum, up to Spanish naval cannon, and a very nice Civil War 3-inch rifled cannon in front of a nice landscape backdrop. Outside are some armored vehicles and BIG self-propelled artillery, as well as some helicopters and a lonely Civil War 10-inch Columbiad rifled cannon.
Written April 4, 2019
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janelle h
Minneapolis, MN356 contributions
Well worth the visit
Jul 2018 • Family
You will be going onto an actual National Guard military site so be prepared to show a picture ID for all adults. This museum is well worth the free visit. Lots of military memorabilia, large and small, inside and out. Lots of items from General Westmoreland that his family has donated to the museum. Artifacts from all the wars that South Carolina had soldiers participating in. This museum has done an amazing job with this small museum. Lots to see, plan on spending some time looking at everything.
Written April 3, 2019
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