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South Carolina Military Museum

  • 1225 Bluff Road
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-299-4440
  • Fax: 803-299-2103
  • Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday
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Admission and parking completely free!

Already one of the premiere National Guard museums in the country, the recent addition of a second building has made the South Carolina Military Museum the largest museum in the State devoted to the complete history of its martial tradition.  From 1670 when the first militias were formed to their modern day descendants the South Carolina National Guard, the Museum traces every step of this evolution via an impressive collection of period and authentic firearms, edged weapons, uniforms, ordnance, artillery pieces, and armored fighting vehicles.

The South Carolina Military Museum is home to numerous artifacts / items that color the Palmetto State’s unique and diverse martial legacy.  These include a Columbiad Cannon that once protected Charleston Harbor to an Apache Helicopter cockpit and weapons trainer utilized by South Carolina’s 59th Aviation Troop Command.  Interspersed throughout are also such items as an M48A1 “Patton” Tank, a WWII German Kubelwagen, one-of-a-kind Type II Blakely Rifled Cannons, and the actual flight suits of South Carolina’s famous 157th “Swamp Foxes” Fighter Squadron.

One can easily find pieces of the Palmetto State’s military history elsewhere.  But if you desire the complete and total history, then only the South Carolina Military Museum can deliver.  Accordingly, please make the Museum part of your visit to Columbia.  Our friendly and dedicated staff are ready and willing to assist you including personal guided tours.  So visit the South Carolina Military Museum today and discover a history forged in battle!  

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