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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  • Almost didn't go in because it was $5 admission fee but guy outside said it was AMAZING. The collection may be amazing, but the displays were not organized and with paying an admission fee, the experi...  more »
  • There are flags, uniforms, dishes, writings, photographs, battlefield paraphernalia, books, and everything you would expect from a museum about the Confederacy, densely packed into a large room about ...  more »
  • We stopped in to the museum after seeing how inexpensive the entrance fee is ($5) and were shocked at the large size and excellent condition of the collection. Many original documents and letters, sol...  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.

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