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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
+1 803-737-8095
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A incredible repository of South Carolina War Between the States military history

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eb D
Wonderful History Lesson

We revisited the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum. Each time we visit something... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
ASH814
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest history museum in the state. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
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+1 803-737-8095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the state's military history through material items which belonged to the soldiers themselves. Ranging from guns to uniforms to decks of cards, these items help emphasize the human component of war...More

Thank Eb D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We revisited the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum. Each time we visit something has been added and more history is learned. This is definitely a site children should visit. It will be a real history lesson for them.

1  Thank ASH814
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I went there not knowing for one second the amount of information I would learn, Super impressed with everything and recommend everyone to take the time and check it out.

Thank NarrowMender
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

By all means, take in the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in downtown Columbia,SC. It provides tremendous insight into tragic times when Americans fought against Americans to support their beliefs. Each room provided the viewer with exhibits and background into the War between...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I went to the special day long event of the sword at the Confederate Relic Room. A demo run by Dr. Jane Littman on modern fencing complete with members of her club with electric fencing scoring apparatus for the Columbia fencers Club was excellent. It...More

2  Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I feel that the information was presented in interesting exhibits. There was quite a bit more in there than I thought there would be and it took us a while because we enjoyed looking at it all.

Thank NPTRSC
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Very informative and well laid-out museum. I am surprised at some of the things that survived the war and are able to be displayed.

Thank Roberta M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I feel it should be laid to rest with the rest of history! Leave behind in the history books! It is 2018!

Thank 267angeliae
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Large, fascinating exhibit area. Lots of explanation and exhibits featuring military arms, a model of the Henley submarine, historical artifacts.

Thank DanielinDC
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you enjoy history of the war between the states, this is a good museum to visit. First, it is located in a repurposed textile factory. That in itself is worthy of a visit alone. There is an area out by the water with info...More

1  Thank cityslickerindasouth
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Clifford W
14 January 2016|
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Response from dcupp | Reviewed this property |
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Open every first Sunday in the month. Closed holidays except Veterans Day.
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Christy N
5 December 2015|
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I think it was $5./person
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