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Confederate Museum

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-723-1541

Historic museum with displays of the Civil War.

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Numerous artifacts from the Confederacy

Located above the City Market, open tuesday-saturday from 11-3. Cost is $5(cash only). Lots of interesting memorabilia saved from the Civil War. Very small and while it isn't a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Siobhan L
Belton, Texas
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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located above the City Market, open tuesday-saturday from 11-3. Cost is $5(cash only). Lots of interesting memorabilia saved from the Civil War. Very small and while it isn't a 'professional ' museum there is a lot to take in. The first confederate flag to fly over Fort Sumter and the first rifled cannon made in the confederate states are on... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I admit it, but the Market below was probably more impressive, and I enjoy the history of the Civil War. We've been to many areas, that have a strong connection to that page in history, New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and have been to many Civil War, and Confederate museums. While the displays are very nice and informative,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wonder how many people have just stumbled upon this neat little gem while wisiting the Market and wondering, "What is this building? Let's go in and see." Do it - you won't be disapointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found my way here while going through the City Market. I enjoyed looking at the numerous Confederate artifacts and reading some of the information that came with them. Worth seeing if you're a history buff.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my fifth visit to Charleston and finally got around to touring this museum. Overall a very small museum, but ideally located at the front of the Old City Market. It is also very inexpensive at 5 dollars. Not a professional museum-there is not much organization to the items, not much labeling, at times the provenance of items are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very informative. Nice displays. Not expensive. Great to visit as it is just above the market so pretty central. If you enjoy historical touring definately worth the visit. Are some stairs to climb to get in. Probably not good for young children.

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Cookson, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I wasn't really interested in visiting here but my husband really wanted to, I'm glad now that we did. It's a small place but there are so many things to see. Odd, unusual pieces of history, just a lot of neat stuff. You have to take your time to see everything because there is so much packed into not much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The imposing Market Hall (1841) was a Confederate recruiting point during the Civil War. In 1899, the United Daughters of the Confederacy opened a museum here, collecting relics donated by Confederate veterans. Although the museum consists of only one room, it is a very large, high room and is crammed with fascinating relics: uniforms, rifles, bayonets, shell fragments, flags, photographs,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible display and explanations of artifacts. Lady's , don't pass this up to go shopping. I, like a lot of women, didn't care for history in HS. (I majored in socializing) but as I age and travel, I am really enjoying and learning what I should have years ago. The war, slavery and such are disturbing . But let's face... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lots of very interesting items to see, but packed in very tight and no specific theme. I did not really learn anything. That said, it is still worth the price of admission and the time spent.

Thank Lon P

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