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Museum and Library of Confederate History

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Address: 15 Boyce Ave, Greenville, SC 29601-3109
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+1 864-421-9039

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Compact but outstanding, very friendly staff. Do you even have a little dog named Bobby Lee when I was a

I plan to return and bring more friends, very interesting exhibits. You can do it very quickly no really get into the exhibits and spend a bit of time there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I plan to return and bring more friends, very interesting exhibits. You can do it very quickly no really get into the exhibits and spend a bit of time there.

Thank charlieome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Confederate Museum and we enjoyed it as much as the first. I was able to sit in the library and examine some books on medical procedures during the Civil War. The docent was very familiar with the library and helped immensely. Worth the stop.

Thank Maureen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a history teacher, I love history museums. I am also a proud South Carolinian and Southerner. The Confederate Museum is interesting to visit and has some unique artifacts. For a history or Civil War buff, it is really, really cool. I would say that its portrayal of Wade Hampton is a little generous, a more accurate view is on... More 

Thank Meby C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I took my Dad there because he is into Civil War History. You could spend hours there viewing all the artifacts and books. Very well organized and helpful staff.

Thank Alain410
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This museum is staffed by people that want to share the Confederate perspective. The South has generally been demonized in public schools and mainstream media. These people were not Nazis, they wanted to remain truer to the spirit and letter of the US Constitution than the Washington government. Plan half a day.

Thank OlEdW
Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Don't confuse the size of this building with the quantity of what's inside. Located in a converted house, driving by would give the impression there's not much too it. But every inch of every wall of every room is packed with everything from guns to photos. They have numerous unusual artifacts that you wouldn't even notice or understand if the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Said in reviews before I'm a big history buff, and a Civil War buff so guaranteed I was going to see this place while taking my 1st trip to Greenville. You will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive collection of Civil War items than what they have here...Can't begin to say enough how knowledgeable and friendly the staff... More 

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Gloversville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We tried to go here on a Sunday morning. All info we had said the museum opened at 20 am, but when our Uber driver dropped us off, we found out that it didn't open till 1 pm. We will have to save this for our next trip to Greenville.

Thank Polly H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

In addition to the thousands of artifacts, photos and weapons, this museum has an extensive library with tens of thousands of books and archives about South Carolina's Civil War soldiers. I met the director - Mr. Mike Couch who took just seconds to help me look up records of my ancestors Confederate service. He knew exactly which volume to look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I toured around this old house and were able to learn a lot about the Confederate soldiers. We saw several different weapons they used, the different clothing they wore, and how they were able to survive during various weather!! This is a very small space, but well worth the stop!

Thank Zingers55

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