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The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum features exhibits that focus on South Carolina's military history.  Experience the museum's mission by exploring the museum’s three galleries when you visit.

While touring the Main Gallery, trace the state's martial tradition through every American conflict from the Revolutionary War to the present.

The Cistern Gallery, located in what was the cistern for the mill building, houses large-scale exhibits that are on display for 1-2 years.

Small specialized exhibits are on display for a limited time in the Malvina Gist Gallery, located inside the Main Gallery.  

Click the links below to see what special exhibits are on view or coming soon.

Malvina Gist Gallery

Plowshares to Swords: Arming 19th Century South Carolina.

The Confederacy has never been known for its manufacturing capabilities. The fictional Rhett Butler told us “there's not a cannon factory in the whole South.” In real life, the Confederate secretary of war, Judah P. Benjamin, said, “Laws cannot suddenly convert farmers into gunsmiths.”

Consequently, most martial hardware the South used in the Civil War was imported, mostly from England. But some weapons were made, right here in South Carolina, in the 19th century, and some of those were carried into battle.

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum has a significant collection of such items and has borrowed more, and you can see them in the new exhibit in the Malvina Gist Gallery, “Plowshares to Swords: Arming 19th Century South Carolina.”

June 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022