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Museum and Library of Confederate History

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

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As impressive a collection you will ever find

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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.

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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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Thank Robert A
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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!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice place located in downtown Greenville. As a local to the area, I decided to stop by here a while back and take a look. Lots of items that you don't see on the cable tv specials, and very knowledgeable staff. This is a "must stop" if you are in the area.

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Thank Lee B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The museum is astonishing. It has collectible items on view and a young gentleman showed us the works. Fun for all history lovers !

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Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Quite amazing for something that is free and is staffed by volunteers. Amazing collection of historical firearms, documents and interesting items. The big hit with our visit was the confederate soldier who was over 7 feet tall.

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SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very helpful in retrieving information concerning past battles & area insight on the past. There is also a gift store to purchase any type of confederate gifts.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A small museum packed with many Civil War artifacts not seen in larger venues. Their hand gun and rifle collection is extensive and has many unique pieces. My favorite piece is a Henry Derringer pistol like the one Booth used to kill President Lincoln. Amazing how small it is. My wife enjoyed the museum as well and she is not... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very interesting stuff to look at and ready all about. If someone hadn't drug me out for lunch I might still be there reading everything. Need a second visit. Such interesting things about the area.

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