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Confederate Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Phone Number:
+1 843-723-1541

Historic museum with displays of the Civil War.

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Small but good collection.

Good collection of swords, flags, and memorabilia. Many pieces have interesting articles written about them.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alan S
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good collection of swords, flags, and memorabilia. Many pieces have interesting articles written about them.

Thank Alan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This very small museum, perched above the Market, is jam-packed with a variety of interesting artifacts, many of which have seemingly been handed down through generations of families. Some things I have never seen anywhere else! The museum and its exhibits provide a fascinating view into an important era of U.S. History, as well as a very human perspective of... More 

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Union, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This had some great examples of Civil War Artifacts and was well presented for self guided tours. We would recommend it.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I get the feeling these guys don't want to be racist but the owner clearly wants to rewrite history. History-look it up. To get a great in depth history of SC and the slave issue read the History of Beaufort. 3 volumes but really great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

You have to be able to tell and see both sides of the story and this place does just that. Amazing time period pieces from the Confederate point of view. A must for any history buffs or people who want to know the entire back ground of their country.

Thank dmac88
Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Located above the City Market, open tuesday-saturday from 11-3. Cost is $5(cash only). Lots of interesting memorabilia saved from the Civil War. Very small and while it isn't a 'professional ' museum there is a lot to take in. The first confederate flag to fly over Fort Sumter and the first rifled cannon made in the confederate states are on... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

OK, I admit it, but the Market below was probably more impressive, and I enjoy the history of the Civil War. We've been to many areas, that have a strong connection to that page in history, New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and have been to many Civil War, and Confederate museums. While the displays are very nice and informative,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I wonder how many people have just stumbled upon this neat little gem while wisiting the Market and wondering, "What is this building? Let's go in and see." Do it - you won't be disapointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Found my way here while going through the City Market. I enjoyed looking at the numerous Confederate artifacts and reading some of the information that came with them. Worth seeing if you're a history buff.

Thank Rene' F
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was my fifth visit to Charleston and finally got around to touring this museum. Overall a very small museum, but ideally located at the front of the Old City Market. It is also very inexpensive at 5 dollars. Not a professional museum-there is not much organization to the items, not much labeling, at times the provenance of items are... More 

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