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Address: 1225 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4714
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Bigger and Better!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave C
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 small weapons and uniforms. Take your time, enjoy it. Lots to see, and it is... More 

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atlanta ga
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Reviewed 17 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 Mpls

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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CHAPIN
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

While a smallish museum, it is jam packed with really cool and unusual artifacts. It is worth a visit by anyone interested in the military, especially how it relates to South Carolina.

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Savage, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The histrory of the South Carolina militria is well covered at this museum with many displays & artifacts on site both in the enclosed museum & the outside area for really LARGE artifacts. The gentleman on duty the day we visited was very welcoming & knowledgeable. The museum covers prerevolutionary to present day. Well worth seeing by any military buffs.... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum of S. C. military from colonial times to present day. There is NO COVER CHARGE but they gladly accept money donations at a few stations in the museum. They even have a neat display about S. C. troops and the Mexican Border conflict of 1916-1918. Very up-close viewing of all items. After seeing, I have... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

A real hidden gem of a military museum. Vehicles, guns. swords, photos, and other items from all wars starting with the Revolutionary War thru the modern Desert Wars. They have several beautifully restored German WWII vehicles. I was greatly impressed with the restored Bell H-13B helicopter especially when one of the volunteers showed me the photo album of its restoration.... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The most impressive militar museum I have visited. Priceless iem on displa worth millions of dollars. A must see if you appreciate militar history.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is an excellent stop on your Columbia, SC Museum trek. Lots of guns, weapons, artillery, uniforms, vehicles, and more to see. Wide open and well lit. Huge weapons collection. Make sure you stop here along with the State Museum, Confederate Relic Room, and Fort Jackson Museum while in Columbia. I heartily recommend all of them.

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Elgin, South Carolina
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is sad to think of the history of South Carolina and how little has been done to officially preserve some of it. The SC military history museum does just that, on the grounds of the National Gaurd station, they have a trmendous array of rare artifacts from the civil wat all the way to the most recent conflicts. The... More 

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