Confederate Museum, Charleston

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • Incredible display and explanations of artifacts. Lady's , don't pass this up to go shopping. I, like a lot of women, didn't care for history in HS. (I majored in socializing) but as I age and travel,...  read more »
  • Lots of very interesting items to see, but packed in very tight and no specific theme. I did not really learn anything. That said, it is still worth the price of admission and the time spent. 
  • Small building but packed with Confederate artifacts and those unique to South Carolina & Charleston. 
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • This museum is less an organized display and more a random collection of Confederate artifacts. It is a bit cluttered and overwhelming, but the items are good. The Lost Cause is not hammered home, but do not ask the staff why the war started: expect to hear nothing about slavery. Like most staff's at Confederate museums, the workers here are a bit odd, and probably defensive given the country's turn away from the Lost Cause view of the war.
  • Uh. They use the word "negro" in their placards. Great historical artifacts, but this isn't the 1800s anymore.
  • What's "sad" are liberals who want to rewrite history to fit their agenda. Pretending history was not what it was only causes one to be ignorant of the truth. Liberals don't like truth so they try to change it, which then makes it untrue. Great museum!
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