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“Enjoyable but bring a grain of salt”

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Ranked #16 of 109 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyable but bring a grain of salt”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This museum has some really interesting historical artifacts. They had a very enjoyable 3D photograph slideshow with narration - although the narration with text displayed on the screen vs. audio narration, so at times I had to choose between studying a photograph and reading the accompanying text. I learned (or re-learned) a lot about the Civil War that I had forgotten since school.

However, be aware that the narrative being told throughout the museum can, at times, be skewed toward a "War of Northern Aggression" view of the Civil War. I went in forewarned but still need to take some of their commentary with a grain of salt.

Visited November 2013
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“so much history”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

spent 2 hours In the museum so much to see and read about learned so much about south Carolinas history it was fantastic

Visited October 2013
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Greer, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“SC and the Civil War”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very nice maps, diagrams and narratives recounting the SC contributions to the Civil War. Somewhat disappointed that there not more physical relics

Visited September 2013
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Thank Edna H
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Emotionally moving museum! Unfortunately, it needs some serious renovation but apparently, the resources are not there at this time. Not very large but extremely interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful museum with knowledgeable and helpful staff”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you are visiting Columbia, don't miss this gem. A terrific museum with a knowledgeable and helpful staff. They frequently host special events--their monthly homeschool programs are not-to-be-missed.

Visited August 2013
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