South Carolina State Museum

Museum and History Museum
The Congaree Vista, Columbia
  • Amanda M.
    "Great museum, has enough interactions for children as well."(4 Tips)
    Douglas S.
    "Check out the new Historical Astronomy exhibit!"(9 Tips)
    "permanent exhibit galleries?"(2 Tips)
    Vista G.
    "Congaree Art Festival"(4 Tips)
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  • Shannon Edge H.
    Shannon Edge HolmesOctober 14, 2017
    Many different types of historical things found here. Something for everyone. Great interactive displays so kids have fun while learning. Nice gift shop with many SC state items for sale. Clean & safe
  • Rev
    RevSeptember 10, 2016
    The Racism exhibit was one for the record books I learned so much
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANFebruary 26, 2016
    The museum's building was once Columbia Mills, which manufactured cotton duck cloth. Learn about the milling system by watching this C-SPAN video. Read more
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MaukDecember 17, 2015
    Great museum, has enough interactions for children as well. Good for all ages, I love museums and would really enjoy coming back.
  • Marmar E.
    Marmar EtheredgeNovember 24, 2015
    The best 3-D movie ever
  • James R.
    James RabonAugust 30, 2015
  • Carolyn C.
    Carolyn CooleyJuly 28, 2015
    4D theatre "Polar Express" is great!
  • Christina m.
    Christina magyarJanuary 28, 2015
    I love there Christmas laver light show and plantatoriom
  • Tamra M.
    Tamra MarshallOctober 12, 2014
    Many new exhibits! Majority of the interactive learning computers didn't work :(
  • Tamra M.
    Tamra MarshallOctober 11, 2014
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SteimleSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Come see all the new cool stuff!
  • J M.
    J MackApril 2, 2014
    You need longer than 1 and a half.
  • Brewer L.
    Brewer LeggettDecember 28, 2013
    Prepare to walk!
  • Heather K.
    Heather KeyJune 1, 2013
    Lots of educational exhibits and interactive ones too. A must do! Easy day activity.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HartJanuary 21, 2013
    The Maya exhibit is a must see
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SteimleApril 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Bodyworlds closes 4/15
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SteimleApril 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Last week to see Bodyworlds. Closes 4/15
  • Vista G.
    Vista GuildApril 6, 2012
    Artista Vista 2012: Abstract Art in S.C 1949-2012, Congaree Art Festival - works of art from more than 40 S.C. painters & sculptors over the past 63 years. 
Reception 4/26 6 – 8pm w/ refreshments Read more
  • Tell Them
    Tell ThemFebruary 27, 2012
    The fourth floor displays Civil War swords, guns, and artifacts, along with a full-size replica of the CSS Hunley and a copy of the Ordinance of Secession.
  • Faye D.
    Faye DanielDecember 14, 2011
    Body Exhibit!!!!
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SteimleOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the new Historical Astronomy exhibit!
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
    South Carolina nonprofits can sign up for free workshops through the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina's Carolina Academy for Nonprofits:
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    This Smithsonian Affiliate contains a full-scale reproduction of the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine used to patrol Charleston Harbor during the Civil War. (From Aerial America) Read more
    Perfect weekend destination! This museum has great exhibits and family fun! Learn even more about prehistoric animals, and buy highly detailed dinosaur collectibles by visiting Read more
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SteimleApril 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Home school Friday is the 3rd Friday of the month
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MellenMarch 29, 2011
    I love the NASA exhibit!
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    The Space Science Gallery features a space suit worn during training by Astronaut Duke on Apollo 16, several instruments that were used on the moon, and an historic Fitz telescope built in 1849. Read more
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Can you find all of the leprechauns hidden throughout the museum's permanent exhibit galleries?
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