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War Between the States Museum

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Address: 107 S Guerry St, Florence, SC 29501-4328
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+1 843-669-1266

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beautiful historic home and museum

A beautiful historic home and museum. It closes at 5pm, but it's packed with lots of stuff! Tons of memorabilia on the civil war and confederate military. Definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

A beautiful historic home and museum. It closes at 5pm, but it's packed with lots of stuff! Tons of memorabilia on the civil war and confederate military. Definitely worth the trip if you're into the civil war.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The thing I loved most about this museum is the amount of pictures they have of the soldiers from that area that fought in the Civil War. They also have a lot of civil war artifacts. Definitely worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A lot of local artifacts have been donated from the surrounding area. The place needs to be freshened up. It could use a good dusting, but it is interesting. Nice, local museum.

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Brunswick, Md.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a great little museum about a very important war. We found it very enjoyable and very informative! We liked the fact that it was in a home and parking was no issue! The gift shop was nice and we surely found plenty to purchase!! GREAT deal.....got to visit when in Florence!

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Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is an amazing small historic museum! The exhibits are fascinating.there is a real sense of history here. It gives remarkable insight into the war between the Nirth and South. The curator was so knowledgeable. There are also some great books available for purchase at the museum. Don't miss the opportunity to see this little hidden treasure of a museum!

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 640 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I visited the War Between the States museum while spending a day in Florence. The museum is located in a two-story house in a residential area which makes it an odd place for it to be located. There is a gravel lot adjacent to the museum where you can park. The museum itself is only open two days a week,... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The exhibits were carefully gathered. The building in which they are housed and the location leave much to be desired. I learned quite a bit and am glad we went but do not feel a need to go back. We spent about an hour at the museum. These exhibits really do need to be put in a place worthy of... More 

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Dillon, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a must see stop when you are in Florence, SC. I have been going to the WBTS Museum since 1998. You will find artifacts on display that you will find in no other museum. The research library is top notch. The museum director will help you in your research. If you think you had an ancestor that served... More 

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Greenville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very good in its collection of weapons, naval information(CSS pee dee) table model of the Florence stockade. This is where you get information of stockade. Displays of cannon projectiles. Uniforms, etc. have books which can give information on units located in area during civil war. Not a cheesy museum. Has items for sale from model cannons to flags.

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

A must see for those that haven't been. Artifacts from the Great Pee Dee and the Mars Bluff Naval Yard, Artifacts recovered from the Florence Stockade, period drawings and a scale model of Weapons, camp items, and relics recovered from several battlefields personal belongings of many veterans. If in the area it's a must see.

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