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Confederate Museum

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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+1 843-723-1541

Historic museum with displays of the Civil War.

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Small but Informative re Charleston

Small but informative confederate museum with emphasis on Charleston history. Worth a short visit and curators more then willing to add on to confederate history beyond... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small but informative confederate museum with emphasis on Charleston history. Worth a short visit and curators more then willing to add on to confederate history beyond Charleston.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very small space, but packed full of confederate memorabilia. The museum is owned and operated by the Daughters of the Confederacy and houses a lot of items donated by Veterans and/or their families. If history is your thing, especially southern history, you will enjoy it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting this small museum. I wish I had had more time as they have many items to look at and read about the civil war. It is very moving.

Thank lynetteschneider
Richlands, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is housed in a building on top of the city market. The building is where soldiers enlisted to fight for South Carolina in the war. It has some interesting relics from the war, including some original battle flags. Admission is $5/person. I wouldn't recommend you bring small children as the Museum is packed and you can't touch anything.

Thank DarcyCat2011
boca raton, florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small but compact - contains a lot of memorabilia!! Most interesting to Civil War buffs!! Will take about 30 minutes tops!!

Thank beauoli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in the Charleston area for two years, we finally found this museum to actually be open Saturday afternoon. When I mentioned this to the staff I was greeted with silence. Don't assume it's open during the stated times; look for the sign. If you happen to be at the Market, find the Museum to be open, have a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved all the artifacts and the stories that went with them - it brought the war up close and personal. It was so interesting to see the shredded flags, uniforms, clothing, weapons and all the stories from the families and people that donated them. I wish I could've spent more time there. Check website to check their hours and I... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Located at the heart of downtown Charleston at corner of Market and Meeting Streets. Run by the UDC, the artifacts are excellent and worth a look. Very small museum (one room) but great pride is taken in it. A small collection of books including copies of Confederate Veteran Magazine which I wish I had time to sit and read and... More 

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Halesite, New York
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

They do very little advertising here, but well worth it if you love American history and Civil War history. Staff knowledgeable and friendly.

1 Thank maklax7
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Greeted by 2 octogenarians who chat briefly with you. Obviously proud of their town. I was raised in the south but this place brings home the reality of the war. A reality which tends to fade with time.Lots and lots of personal items that make the war and its aftermath very real.

3 Thank sonnienegroso

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