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Confederate Museum

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-723-1541
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A look at History

I believe that history should be preserved and we went here to look at the southern prespective on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Maine
Not a Museum....an Attic

People in Charleston giggle about this place. It was started by the United Daughters of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Historic museum with displays of the Civil War.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-723-1541
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 3 August 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 by Confederate soldiers.

2  Thank Don M
Reviewed 1 August 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 open. The only mention on the website about being closed is...More

2  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not a glitzy audiovisual museum. Just real artifacts, many mundane, others irreplaceable and of major significance. One floor of a historic building in a single large space. Only $5 to get in. Run by volunteers since the late 1800s. Unique and real. Tour in 30-45...More

1  Thank trip atkins
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Confederate museums east of the Mississippi. They have many amazing artifacts. Even found a photo of our descendant Edmund Ruffin in a display case. Keep up the good work!

Thank babycatlori
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Siobhan L | Reviewed this property |
$5 for adults, $3 for kids. open tuesday- saturday 11am-3pm.
donna n
12 August 2016|
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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.