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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  • August 9, 2017
    This small museum is filled to capacity with artifacts that help tell the story of The Confederacy and South Carolina's involvement. History always teaches us lasting lessons. Great way to feel the pe...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    It was a pleasure touring the Confederate Museum. My only hope is that in today's Orwellian, "progressive" society, the museum isn't forced to shut down. Visit the museum and see the sacrifices made b...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We drove to Charleston for the purpose of seeing the museum several different times from Folly Beach (where we were staying) only to find the museum closed even though their website said they were ope...  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • January 7, 2017
    Well done but really small and pricey for what's there.
  • August 12, 2016
    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...
  • March 2, 2017
    Ok if you thank the conference is racist you need a history lesson
  • April 2, 2016
    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.

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