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South Carolina Military Museum

1225 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4714
+1 803-299-4440
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Better than expected

We were in Columbia on Eclipse Day after having stayed the previous night in Statesboro, GA. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thetowguy
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Florida
Best Military Museum I've been too

I've been to a few Military Museums. This one is very impressive. Its completely free. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape_May_Family
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Concord, North Carolina
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1225 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4714
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Columbia on Eclipse Day after having stayed the previous night in Statesboro, GA. We knew we would be arriving in town much earlier than necessary for the afternoon eclipse, so we researched something to kill some time. As our 8th grader is...More

Thank thetowguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a few Military Museums. This one is very impressive. Its completely free. There is a small gift shop. Parking is extremely limited. RV's will not fit in this parking lot but you can park at the street and walk down the drive...More

Thank Cape_May_Family
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

You could see everything in this museum in about 30 minutes or so if you wanted or an hour if you wanted to take your time. They have some sweet tanks on display outside and some vehicles inside and even a small helicopter. Lots of...More

1  Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is well organized really nothing else to add to the other positive reviews. There is no admission fee. It's off the road a little so don't expect to see it as you drive by.

Thank Loves-to-RV
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This museum is actually top-grade! We were very impressed during our entire visit and were enthralled by the quality and number of items in the varied collections. I was especially amazed at the weapon/gun collections...some I'd never... ever... seen before! This is truly Smithsonian quality...More

3  Thank okeedoke
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We happened to visit on Museum Day... no charge. However, it would have been worth a fee as history, according to South Carolina is well represented. Even the location, the cistern of an old cotton mill, added to a sense of history. The history buffs...More

Thank Roebuck1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend were looking for something to do and this was a amazing find. All the staff were super knowledgeable and talkative. All the displays were correct and accurate. Everything looked authentic and displayed in a good order. I'll be talking about it...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Since my last visit, the museum has added a great deal of exhibits and vehicles. It is much larger than it used to be. In fact, there is an additional building added. Tanks, jeeps, half tracks, trucks, artillery, cannons and more await you. Plus, numerous...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I have visited military museums all over the country for years, and while this is not the biggest, more effort has been spent on the exhibits than I have seen before. Excellent... and thank you all for your service and dedication. Gene and Mary from...More

1  Thank genempls666
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really great displays and history - particular focus on South Carolina veterans is especially interesting

Thank johntF8553DY
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