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“Very good displays”

Museum and Library of Confederate History
Ranked #17 of 93 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Granite Bay
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very good displays”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

This Museum is located in a residential area in a large Victorian house. The many displays are well done presenting the history of the Confederacy. Clothing,firearms and swords, medical equipment and various items of furniture and personal goods are displayed. Period photographs with written descriptions help tell the story, but the big plus is the stories and information the docents will give you if you ask. Usually humorous and interesting. It is FREE, although donations are accepted

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Saturday8
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Atlanta, GA
Level 6 Contributor
322 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“A Wealth of Information in a Tiny Museum”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

At first glance, the museum looks tiny. But once you go inside, it is steeped with historical artifacts, pictures, books and information pertaining to the Civil War. My children liked seeing the Confederate money - and that the bills looked slightly different from state to state. I enjoyed that there were various fact sheets you could take with you to read later. Additionally, the person who worked there knew everything about the Civil War and welcomed questions from visitors.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Rebecca L
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Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Step back in time to the American war between the states. Large library to research units, battles, people of the conflict. Great displays an artifacts. Number of cannons on display inside an outside. Uniforms an weapons on display. Very good place to visit an spend some time. Has a gift shop. You learn about history of local units from war. You can look around on own or with guides which are very knowledgable. Photos, maps, swords, artillery shells. Good to visit for youth groups, scouting also.

Visited February 2014
Thank Paul R
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Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

If you have any interst in the Civil War, you will want to visit this museum. It has many items from the Civil War and the guides have vast knowledge on the collection and the Civil War. It is free but you can make a donation (they do not even ask you to make a donation but are very grateful if you do).

Thank 1015grasser
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“How much I did not know about the Civil War.”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have to admit I don't know much about Confederate History but after our brief tour of this understated little museum I want to go back and learn even more. Wonderful artifacts from the Civil War period, our docent was rich in his knowledge of the Confederate Era. Large collection of uniforms, weapons, photos, maps and documentation. All of this is FREE (donations accepted). We will be going back!

Visited December 2013
1 Thank borninthebronx54
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