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“Great Museum”

Museum and Library of Confederate History
Ranked #18 of 91 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Douglasville, Georgia
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

What a great museum. It's true the docents can be a little creepy at times. But it's also obvious they care about sharing their knowledge of the civil war. If you're in Greenville I would definitely reccomend it.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“EXCELLENT staff!!”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

If you are a history buff or just want to look into your family's connection to the war between the states, this is the place. You can use the library (free) to research your family, weapons, or anything related to the war (on either side) and the staff is always happy to assist you! Its really a great little spot to go and enjoy a little history!

Visited December 2011
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Screven, Georgia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Nice Place to Visit”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Wonderful things to look at and read. If you want to view everything that you find interesting, plan at least two hours for your visit. Your first hour will be filled by the employees showing you what they think is interesting.

Visited June 2012
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North Carolina
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185 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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“Confederate history in 21st century times”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Upon entering the Museum, a gentleman asked me if it was my first visit. Since it was, he felt compelled to give me a "guided" tour of the collection. But I sensed more than wanting to show the collection's highlights to me, he had a greater desire to explain his view of his ancestors' Confederacy. He shared that he saw many similiarities between Obama (a lousy President, in my opinion) and Lincoln (a lousy President, in his opinion): both godless men whose greatest interest is the expansion of the federal government. He tried to explain succession as a sort of 19th century Tea Party movement and added that slavery had little to do with the war. He cited that slaves even fought along side whites against the Yanks.

I asked him if he had read Frederick Douglass's autobiography. "I hate that man, as much as I hate Lincoln." To his credit, he knew a great deal about the Confederacy (i.e. battles, bullets, and boats); the little collection (the building is a house coverted to a museum) is impressive. But I am reminded of a Brit who once told me about an American anglophile, "He's more British than the British." Surely, the devasting war was not all guns and glory when it was happening. I have a feeling this 21st century docent was more enthused about creating a separate nation than his great great great granddaddy was.

There is no admission price, but they will except donations in current USD (possibly reluctantly). Giftshop loaded with souvenirs and books. Look elsewhere for biographies of Abraham Lincoln.

Visited June 2012
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Ontario, New York
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14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“very small lots of information”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

everything was small-the gift shop, museum, and library. i have no idea how they fit all that stuff in there. it was a pretty cool museum. lots of cannons and cannon balls. the old guys were a little creepy though they would kind of follow you around.

Visited February 2012
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