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South Carolina Military History Museums Directory

Battery White
Battery White
Fort Washingston, Fort Washington, MD 20744, USA
Camden Battlefield
Camden Battlefield
1698 Flat Rock Rd, Camden, SC 29020, USA
Castle Pinckney
Castle Pinckney
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
Cowpens National Battlefield
Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29341, USA
Eutaw Springs Battleground Park
Eutaw Springs Battleground Park
12933 Old Number Six Hwy, Eutawville, SC 29048, USA
Florence Stockade
Florence Stockade
Stockade Dr, Florence, SC 29506, USA
Fort Lamar (Secessionville Battlefield)
Fort Lamar (Secessionville Battlefield)
1231 Fort Lamar Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
Fort Moultrie
Sitting on the same site as fortifications dating back to the United States Revolutionary War in 1776, Fort Moultrie’s present brick structure was built in 1808-09 as the third fortification on the site. The fort saw usage during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II, finally being decommissioned in 1948.
Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, USA
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
South Carolina 29412, USA
Hanging Rock Battlefield
Hanging Rock Battlefield
Heath Springs, SC 29058, USA
Hunley Submarine
H.L. Hunley Submarine
Hunley Submarine
1250 Supply St, North Charleston, SC 29405, USA

Visit the Friends of the Hunley Museum in Charleston and take a fascinating look at this historical artifact of the Civil War era. The Hunley was the first successful combat submarine, built by a Confederate crew and utilized in battle against Union forces in 1864.

The museum features interactive displays and multimedia exhibits that allow visitors to get an up close and personal view of this extraordinary invention. Guests will learn about the incredible story of its construction, its innovative technology, and the bravery of its crew as they fought for their cause. You can also explore artifacts recovered from the wreck site.

Make your visit even more memorable by attending one of our guided tours or educational programs led by trained docents who will share stories about the Hunley’s voyage and mission. We also have specialized activities for kids and families that help to bring this amazing piece of history to life.

Don’t miss out on discovering one of the most unique weapons ever used in warfare, the worlds first successful combat submarine!

Kings Mountain National Military Park
Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702, USA
Museum & Library of Confederate History
Museum & Library of Confederate History
15 Boyce Ave, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 SC-248, Ninety Six, SC 29666, USA
Parris Island Museum
Parris Island Museum displays.
Parris Island Museum
111 Panama St, Beaufort, SC 29905, USA
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
South Carolina Military Museum
South Carolina Military Museum
1 National Guard Rd, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
U.S. Army Adjutant General's Corps Museum
U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum
U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum
4442 Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC 29209, USA
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum
10100 Lee Rd, Columbia, SC 29207, USA
U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum
U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum
4392 Magruder Ave, Columbia, SC 29207, USA
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
USS Clamagore
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
USS Clamagore (SS-343) is a Balao-class submarine, presently a museum ship at the Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum outside Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1945 for the United States Navy, she was still in training when World War II ended. She was named for the clamagore. A National Historic Landmark, she is the only known surviving example of a GUPPY type submarine. Clamagore was built by Electric Boat Co. in Groton, Connecticut near the end of World War II. She was launched on 25 February 1945 and sponsored by Miss Mary Jane Jacobs, daughter of Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs and commissioned on 28 June 1945, with Commander S.C. Loomis, Jr., taking command. Clamagore was decommissioned on 12 June 1975 and stricken on 27 June 1975 after having served in the Navy for thirty years. She was donated as a museum ship on 6 August 1979. Clamagore arrived at Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Charleston, South Carolina in May 1981, where she was moored as a museum ship along with aircraft carrier Yorktown and destroyer Laffey. Clamagore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark on 29 June 1989. According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Clamagore "is now the only surviving GUPPY type III submarine in the United States. She represents the continued adaptation and use of war-built diesel submarines by the Navy for the first two decades after the war." The GUPPY conversion submarines constituted the bulk of the nation's submarine force through the mid-1960s. On January 10, 2017 the Palm Beach County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve funds for the vessel to be sunk as an artificial reef. On 16 April 2019 a group of retired submariners sued the State of South Carolina to save the Clamagore. In early 2020, the museum formed a plan to sink Clamagore at the Vermilion Reef site before the 2021 hurricane season. (Source: Wikipedia)
USS Laffey (DD-724)
USS Laffey
USS Laffey (DD-724)
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
USS Yorktown (CV -10)
USS Yorktown
USS Yorktown (CV -10)
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

The USS Yorktown Museum is a museum located at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10). Visitors can explore a wide range of exhibits, documents, and artifacts from over 80 years of naval history, from battleships to modern aircraft carriers. The museum features interactive displays that allow visitors to explore almost every area of the ship, including the bridge, engine room, and flight deck. Visitors can also explore the ship’s history through multimedia presentations featuring video footage and photos from key battles such as Pearl Harbor. The museum also contains an extensive collection of artifacts such as uniforms, weapons, flags, pictures, posters and memorabilia from World War II to the present day. Special activities at the museum include guided tours with knowledgeable volunteer guides who teach visitors about the ship’s rich history; special events such as living history days featuring costumed reenactors; flight simulator rides; and educational programs designed specifically for school groups. The USS Yorktown Museum is an incredible tribute to all those who served aboard this grand old warship—a lasting testimony to courage and commitment in times of conflict.

Waxhaws Battlefield (Buford's massacre)
Waxhaws Battlefield (Buford's massacre)
262 Rocky River Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA
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