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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

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

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Great museum despite the size.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
SCC1992
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Coupled with the Civil War display in the South Carolina State Museum, together it is a tremendous collection of relics from the Civil War. Anybody with any interest in the Civil War if travelling in the area needs to stop and check out both displays.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum has military exhibits unique to South Carolina. One gets a very accurate feel for "how things were" through the efforts of the skilled and objective staff. Listening to a living history lecture by Joe Long is well worth the trip!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great place to learn OUR history! This is something we all should know. My ancestors fought for both sides in the war, as I am from Maryland. I love knowing ALL of the history

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Interesting exhibits very much related to South Carolina history. Look for the rotating exhibit on the left side of the entry area.

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Martinez, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

More than just Confederate relics. Revolutionary War through some Operation Enduring Freedom. It was the anniversary and re-enactors were dressed up and had uniforms, flags, etc. from the era they represented.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Today I was going to the State museum and noticed a lot of activity at the SC Relic Room museum. They were having an anniversary and it was Free! How can a history buff turn that down? And to top it off they had brought in various re-enactors with tables set up with new and interesting artifacts from WWI,WWII, and... More 

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