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South Carolina State Confederate Relic Room & Museum

301 Gervais St Columbia,SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8095
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm,
Admission:$4 for 21 and over, Children are free!

The Confederate Relic Room & Museum is one of the best museums of its type. It was established in 1895 to honor South Carolina's Confederate veterans. There is an excellent presentation of uniforms, flags, naval artifacts, weapons, monies, and personal possessions. The collection annually attracts Civil War enthusiasts from all fifty states and many countries.

Current displays include:

  • General Micah Jenkin's uniform and sword (broken by a cannon shot),
  • "Secret pockets" which ladies used to hide valuables under their hoop skirts when the Northern army took Columbia;
  • A pair of binoculars with a bullet still lodged in them;
  • The tiny uniform of a two-year-old boy who marched in parades with a Columbia militia unit.

If you enjoy the Confederate Museum, visit the remains of Hampton's childhood home at the Millwood Plantation Ruins and the home where he spent his honeymoon, Kensington Mansion. His grandfather owned the historic Hampton-Preston Mansion closer to downtown. Or visit his burial site at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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