Make the most of your stay in the historic town of Charleston and visit the Confederate Museum. Aside from the Civil War artifacts found in the museum, the building itself has a place in history. Previously known as the Market Hall, the building served as an office and function hall for merchants. During the height of the Civil War, the building was transformed into a recruitment hall for young Confederate soldiers. Visiting the museum will make you understand the events of the Civil War and give you a glimpse of the lives of the people who fought during those times.
Things to Do
- Visit any day from Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-3:30PM. The museum is manned by the Daughters of the Confederacy. You can either choose to go on a self-guided tour or ask the ladies for questions. Reviews commend the friendly and knowledgeable ladies who run the museum. It is a small museum packed with plenty of artifacts ranging from uniforms, flags, weapons, kitchen wares, photos, currencies, documents, and references. Note that any form of photography is not allowed inside.
- The museum is located at Meeting St. near Charleston City Market. Make it a day trip and visit the market after going around the museum.
Confederate Museum Insider Tips
- Admission is free for children under the age of 5.
- Museum has no parking. Opt for street parking or find the nearest parking lot.