Confederate Museum, Charleston

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Confederate Museum may refer to: Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia City Market (Charleston, South Carolina), which houses the Confederate Museum in Charleston
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  • The museum itself is small but it has a lot of historical items. Almost all the artifacts have a small piece of paper with a brief historical summary next to them. For $5, it is worth stopping by to s...  more »
  • We were glad that we stopped in to view the Confederate Museum. I noticed the flag was out on the railing and a small sign saying open 11:00 - 3:30 I believe the doors are always closed so make sure t...  more »
  • Revisionist history and exhibits lack any context or background information. Love American history but would not recommend wasting your time here.  more »
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  • Interesting to see the artifacts from civil war, before, during and after. No pictures allowed. Very small area. Be sure to take your time and read the placards associated with various pieces.
  • Well done but really small and pricey for what's there.
  • Very interesting memorabilia. I Saw a review here calling the museum racist? How ignorant are people these days? Well worth the $5 adult admission. One of a kind memorabilia thats a must see...
  • Ok if you thank the conference is racist you need a history lesson
  • Let me say, I am a history nerd and I have an interest in military history. The $5 admission price was worth the entrance. This museum is owned and operated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy whose mission is to make sure that the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers and their families are remembered. The ladies working were very helpful and answered a few questions I had. The place is very artifact heavy and light on interpretation. That being said, you'll find the sword of Bernard E. Bee, a button from the coat of a Confederate naval officer off the CSS Alabama, and several original Confederate officer coats, among many other objects. If you like history, spend an hour here. You won't regret it.