Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the state’s military history museum. It collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts of South Carolina’s outstanding military heritage, featuring many rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts, from the colonial era to the present through unique exhibits, educational experiences and programming.
In addition to its public exhibits and live educational programs, the museum houses an expanding archival collection available to researchers by appointment. Archival strengths include the financial papers of Confederate purchasing agent Colin J. McRae, materials from South Carolinians who served in the Spanish-American War, images of South Carolina troops stationed on the Mexican Border in 1916, and the collection of the crew of the WWII light cruiser, the USS Columbia, CL-56.
And now, it is proud to present