Relic Room to be open on the Fourth of July

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be open on Independence Day – and will offer special hours over the preceding weekend:

• OPEN 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1
• OPEN 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 2
• CLOSED on Sunday
• OPEN 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, the 4th.

The special hours coincide with the opening, on Friday the 30th, of a new exhibit featuring rare daguerreotype portraits of old men who in their youths had actually fought for the nation’s independence. It’s called “The Twilight of Revolutionaries and the Dawn of Photography,” and features 15 rare photographs of Revolutionary War veterans.

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 recently opened a major new exhibit, “A War With No Front Lines: South Carolina and the Vietnam War, 1965-1973." The museum 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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