Confederate Museum Charleston


Confederate Museum Charleston


The Confederate Museum in Charleston is housed in Market Hall. Thousands of young men were flooding into Charleston in the spring of 1861 to sign up with the Confederacy to defend the South.

These young men reported to the Confederate recruiting station located in Market Hall and were given supplies, weapons, and their orders. 

In 1894, the Charleston Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy was founded. The group began collecting artifacts from the war. Five years later the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans was held in Charleston. The group decided to help the ladies form a permanent Confederate Museum in Charleston. The former soldiers were asked to bring their war-time possessions to the reunion for donation to the museum. The same building where these young men had gone to become soldiers became the place they brought their relics to be preserved for the future. The museum opened its door to the public in 1899.  

The Confederate Museum exhibits Confederate memorabilia from the Civil War including uniforms, flags, swords, diaries, and cannons. Metered street parking is available around the historic Charleston City Market. 


Confederate Museum Charleston Photos


Click Photos to Enlarge

Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston

Click Photos to Enlarge

Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston
Confederate Museum Charleston

Confederate Museum Charleston
Hours and Admission


Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm

Admission:
Adults (13+) $5
Child (6-12) $3
Children 5 and under Free





Confederate Museum Charleston Address and Map


The Confederate Museum
188 Meeting St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 723-1541
Confederate Museum Website


Hotels Near the Confederate Museum Charleston



More things to do in Charleston



Home > Things to do in Charleston SC > Charleston SC Museums > Confederate Museum Charleston



Back to the Top

Copyright © 2009-2019 visit-historic-charleston.com