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South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
+1 803-898-4921
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Very good - but more clarity needed

We visited the South Carolina State Museum with the intention of primarily visiting the Confederate... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sophie4998
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Amazing

It was my sister in law birthday and we had a wonderful time. Great things to see and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danyell B
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The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“four floors” (18 reviews)
“south carolina” (63 reviews)
“cotton mill” (15 reviews)
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301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
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+1 803-898-4921
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"four floors"
in 18 reviews
"south carolina"
in 63 reviews
"cotton mill"
in 15 reviews
"natural history"
in 12 reviews
"civil war"
in 32 reviews
"great gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"confederate relic room"
in 12 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 13 reviews
"all ages"
in 29 reviews
"learn something"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"solar eclipse"
in 7 reviews
"old mill"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 13 reviews
"whole family"
in 9 reviews
"planetarium"
in 101 reviews
"science"
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the South Carolina State Museum with the intention of primarily visiting the Confederate Relic Museum as I am studying the Civil War as part of my degree. On arrival we saw the ticket counter and we bought tickets for the museum without realising...More

Thank sophie4998
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was my sister in law birthday and we had a wonderful time. Great things to see and it was Amazing. I was comfortable with the environment and the staff. Great things to see and do.. Love it!!!

Thank Danyell B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to learn the history and a little bit of everything else about South Carolina, this is the place. I personally spent hours in this museum and still didn't see everything up close. 4 floors of everything SC. There are other things to...More

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly damp and miserable day in a break from the "Master" smashing building full to the rafters with wonderful displays on three different levels, all easily accessible, from early settlers right through to modern science innovations and space travels, fun interactive displays for the kids...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free day and decided to visit the State Museum. It's very well done and filled with lots of interesting displays and information. My favorite was the fourth floor, but the whole museum is fascinating.

Thank twowingcircus2
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice museum. There are four floors each specializing in a different time in history. I found it interesting that the museum is housed in an old cotton mill. I liked the fourth floor best. The exhibits are done well and appear...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

First, visit. It was awesome. We were there for about 3 hours and couldn't see everything. we also checked out one for the star shows, it was great!

Thank JHP-14094
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Four floors of South Carolina and United States history. Very cool place to learn more about this beautiful state!

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I went there many times and I love the place because the time run quickly with enjoy جيد وانصح بزيارته وسبق لي ان زرته كثيرا جيد ورائع خصوصا إذا كان لديك وقت طويل في كولومبيا بالتوفيق للجميع

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Interesting building (renovated textile mill) and collection. Odd and confusing layout. Really need a walking map. Art exhibit was good. Parking.

Thank cordyroy
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tadams75
6 June 2017|
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Response from ZeldaMcSC | Reviewed this property |
Yes. FYI, Admission to the Civil War relics room and the downstairs gallery is free.
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Mari806
23 May 2017|
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Response from sam n | Reviewed this property |
There is a package that we got when went that included the main museums and attractions. I seem to remember that if you wanted to see more than 3 of the offered attractions the package became worthwhile.
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David H
19 January 2017|
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Response from stanley824 | Reviewed this property |
There are interactive exhibits at the museum for children. If at child is at the age of five, it would a fun visit. Edventure is a great for younger children. A lot of interactive activities at Edventure and children can be... More
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