We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Confederate Museum

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-723-1541
Review Highlights
Fascinating peek into the minds of the rebels and those who attempt to justify their cause

This is an old-fashioned museum that is more like someone's attic than what we think of as a real... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Small but full of history.

If you are interested in the Civil War, then this is a must when visiting Charleston. Whilst not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Witham, United Kingdom
Read all 250 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Historic museum with displays of the Civil War.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“battle flags” (7 reviews)
“on display” (15 reviews)
188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-723-1541
Write a Review
Reviews (250)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 244 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an old-fashioned museum that is more like someone's attic than what we think of as a real museum. That said, it was a great place to consider the Confederate cause, which was all about preserving white rule and slavery. It's filled with coloring...More

Thank Traveler28_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the Civil War, then this is a must when visiting Charleston. Whilst not the biggest museum on the Civil War, it is packed with interesting exhibits from the Confederate side. We spent about 90+ minutes going round as there is...More

Thank peterthetraveller98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this museum after years of wanting to go. They have an incredible amount of confederate memorabilia. It is almost overwhelming to be immersed in so much local history and hear the stories behind the pieces there. The staff (volunteer, I think) are incredibly nice...More

Thank Phylis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is packed to the gunnels with great original artifacts from the Confederate side of the Civil War. In a better, more modern museum, maybe with the right 'PC' connections, this would make a great display museum. There are artifacts here, the equivalent of...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I believe that history should be preserved and we went here to look at the southern prespective on the civil war. A nice little museum with artifacts from that era and a nice amount of air conditioning which is always welcomed in the south. The...More

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 14 September 2017

People in Charleston giggle about this place. It was started by the United Daughters of the Confederacy who all brought their grand pappy's memorabilia to the same place. Only for real Civil War nuts or die-hard history buffs. The Charleston city museum is a much...More

Thank MihalCeittin
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We waited three days until it was open then found it a bit weird as full of personal memorabilia and very little explanation of the history which is why the tourist info centre recommended it to us. Almost a bit creepy!

Thank Helena1960_08
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum to visit if you want to know Charleston's confederate history. It's not a large museum but they tell said story in full detail with no sanitation for the politically correct crowd. Definitely visit if you want to know the history...More

Thank CenFLGuy
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This private museum is housed in the upper level of the City Market, and the building is a classic Greek Revival masterpiece from 1840. It was at this place that many young men signed up to join the CSA, so it is appropriate that many...More

Thank Paul_S118
Reviewed 10 August 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 personal side of the war and the price it exacted.

Thank Karen I
Nearby Restaurants
Charleston Grill
1,532 reviews
.13 km away
Peninsula Grill
2,245 reviews
.06 km away
Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
1,276 reviews
.16 km away
Peace Pie Charleston
142 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Charleston City Market
3,997 reviews
.03 km away
Market Square
844 reviews
.04 km away
The Powder Magazine
100 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Siobhan L | Reviewed this property |
$5 for adults, $3 for kids. open tuesday- saturday 11am-3pm.
donna n
12 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from marx_66 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 11am(except Sunday and Monday),worth the visit for sure,and very reasonable price too at only $5.