Relic Room closing at least through April 30 because of coronavirus

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be closed through at least Thursday, April 30, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All tours, programs, and special events scheduled before that date are cancelled. However, Curator of Education Joe Long will be conducting special programs via streaming video. Watch our Facebook page for details:

It may prove necessary to remain closed longer than the end of April, but that will be determined later.

“Our top consideration is to protect the health and safety of the public, and of our staff at the museum,” said Executive Director Allen Roberson. “We will keep the public informed as to what happens next.”

Some of the museum’s full-time staff will remain on duty and will be available by phone and email. The main number for the museum is 803-737-8095.

Watch our Facebook page for any further information going forward.

About the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is an accredited museum focusing on South Carolina’s distinguished martial tradition through the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the War on Terror, and other American conflicts. It serves as the state’s military history museum by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting South Carolina’s military heritage from the colonial era to the present, and by providing superior educational experiences and programming. It is located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia, sharing the Columbia Mills building with the State Museum. For more information, go to

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