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South Carolina Military Museum

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Address: 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-299-4440
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One of our favorite places EVER!

This is such a gem! We ALWAYS take out of town guests here. Its free, well maintained, and FULL of amazing things to see. My kids love going every time! It is just big enough to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and professionally run museum highlighting the military history of the state in general and the SC National Guard, State Guard and militias. Also has an extensive collection of firearms from the Ross Beard collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a gem! We ALWAYS take out of town guests here. Its free, well maintained, and FULL of amazing things to see. My kids love going every time! It is just big enough to be worth it and take your time wandering around, but not so huge that kids will get bored. Strollers would be just fine for... More 

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Thank Michel D A
Columbia, SC
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Genealogy group recently took a tour of this museum, and we were so happy to be able to see the wonderful job they've done. The buildings were clean and well-cared for, parking was close by, and the artifacts are just awesome. So many uniforms, weapons, and a whole room full of toys-jeeps, atv's, and even a helicopter. More were... More 

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Thank SuziBinSC
Martinez, GA
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see for military members, veterans, and supporters. Museum consists of 2 buildings and outdoor displays that covers military history with many actual vehicles, uniforms, guns, swords, religious, etc.

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Thank Mary B
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History of the military, exhibits and interesting facts! Nice addition before going to Fort Jackson!

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Thank pamelabostic
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160 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This museum features artifacts and stories from service men and women from South Carolina. There is literally something from every era and conflict that America has been involved in. Military weapons and gear are displayed every where. The very sword that Robert E Lee broke over his knee when surrendering the civil war is in this museum. The kids enjoyed... More 

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Thank David C
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This indoor museum is downtown next to the National Guard Armory. Very knowledgeable folks and surprising military exhibits. So much history in Columbia and South Carolina. Don't miss this. Donations accepted! Military vehicles, plaques and photos, money, MRE's, uniforms, videos, models...

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Thank SereneIsle
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I really appreciated this place. Wasn't sure what to expect but was impressed at the quality of the items, the amount of history packed into it, and the knowledge of those that worked there.

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Thank Mark W
Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The SC Military Museum has many military artifacts from our early history through modern history. The exhibits are well done. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Great place for afternoon visit near the University of South Carolina football stadium.

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Thank marleneinColumbia_SC
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Friendly staff. Relics very nicely displayed. Even has a Jeep available to climb into for a photo op. Clean restrooms.

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Thank KellyinKaty

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