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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

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Address: 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
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+1 803-737-8095
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Tue - Fri 13:00 - 17:00

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Very well done for the SC view on history!

What I liked most about this museum is that it knows who it is and what it wants to be. There isn't any flowery political correctness or greater good conversation, it is strictly... read more

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Curtice, Ohio
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Curtice, Ohio
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What I liked most about this museum is that it knows who it is and what it wants to be. There isn't any flowery political correctness or greater good conversation, it is strictly "here are the historical events that SC was a part of and this is how its people experienced them". The staff was very gracious and willing to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest in the civil war, this is a place not to miss! It has many actual South Carolina artifacts, and also includes a lot of SC history. I only had a short time to visit - wish it had been longer! It is very educational.

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Thank Dennis O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's small but mighty. The museum not only houses confederate relics but also contains exhibits covering South Carolina's involvement in many wars. You can tour this in an hour or so.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stopped here mainly because my wife's g-g-g-grandfather was a general in the Confederate army and from South Carolina. Thought maybe we d'd see something about him but didn't. They had a Xanthus Smith exhibit with many of his works of art. Was interesting to see envelopes addressed to him in Jenkintown, PA (suburb of Philly) which is a town... More 

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CHAPIN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A little known fact, on many Fridays they have speakers come and talk about all sorts of things related to the history of South Carolina - battles and personalities in particular. There is no charge which is an added bonus. Half the museum doesn't change, but the other half has rotating themes. Strong on American Revolution and the Civil War.... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The information & artifacts were impressive. Staff knowledgeable & welcomed questions. Staff explained there was a "myth" but an archeological dig proved it correct! The museum has the arrowhead to confirm the myth as fact.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Confederate Relic Room is a hidden treasure. The exhibits are first class, and well worth a visit. Try to set aside at least two hours to really appreciate all the museum has to offer.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good for history buffs, one visit...well presented but just your average museum. We hit a special sterotype display that was moving but a bit gruesome for kids

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A must see exhibit about SC vets who joined WWI and their experiences and efforts. It is hard for people to realize that the end of the Civil war was not hat long before WWI only 52 years difference and SC had been largely decimated and was rebuilding, but still working on it. It gives you a feeling of the... More 

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Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you do not learn about the North and South armies here you wont. This measuem has a large display of civil war artifacts. One should be able to learn alot about history there.

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