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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

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Address: 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
Phone Number: 803-737-8095
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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SC Confederate Relic Room

This museum has military exhibits unique to South Carolina. One gets a very accurate feel for "how things were" through the efforts of the skilled and objective staff. Listening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mike H
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has military exhibits unique to South Carolina. One gets a very accurate feel for "how things were" through the efforts of the skilled and objective staff. Listening to a living history lecture by Joe Long is well worth the trip!

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn OUR history! This is something we all should know. My ancestors fought for both sides in the war, as I am from Maryland. I love knowing ALL of the history

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits very much related to South Carolina history. Look for the rotating exhibit on the left side of the entry area.

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Martinez, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

More than just Confederate relics. Revolutionary War through some Operation Enduring Freedom. It was the anniversary and re-enactors were dressed up and had uniforms, flags, etc. from the era they represented.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Today I was going to the State museum and noticed a lot of activity at the SC Relic Room museum. They were having an anniversary and it was Free! How can a history buff turn that down? And to top it off they had brought in various re-enactors with tables set up with new and interesting artifacts from WWI,WWII, and... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great review of the history of the region and more. All wars were covered since Confederate war. Very interesting.

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We stopped in here while in Columbia to kill time before attending Monster Jam that night. My husband collects confederate memorabilia so we went for him. However, our two boys (9 & 6) enjoyed it just as much, if not more. The interactive exhibits were wonderful, the relics were fascinating and the entire atmosphere were nice. The guy running the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great artifacts and historical value. Alot of flags, neat old dresses, uniforms, medical gear, and guns displayed. It should be a must for all school kids as part of their history classes. I have been there several times and always come across something I missed the first time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you are a history buff this is a must see stop. The Relic Room is inside the State Museum so you can see everything also. Take plenty of time here. Civil War history may not be for everyone, but it is an important part of our history. Be prepared for a meaningful experience.

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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This museum is located inside the South Carolina State Museum and is a seperate entrance fee to get in. It is not very expensive because it won't take long to go through the museum; Two hours tops. One section covers Sherman's March through South Carolina and the personal reflections of the people during that time are very enlightening. It does... More 

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