Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Civil War era? South Carolina played an interesting role during the Civil War and you can learn more about this at the War Between the States Museum in Florence, SC.
This museum is a historical gem, especially if you are interested about early American history. As you walk through the rooms of this museum, you’ll find artifacts and memorabilia spanning 50 years from 1850-1900. Step back into time and see a wide range of artifacts and memorabilia from Southern America during the civil war. There are also a wide range of confederate artifacts, relics and information about this time in South Carolina. Come and see original weapons, memorabilia, uniforms and more. You can also see items that were at the Florence Stockade, a prison camp for the Union soldiers. There is even a display about the CSS Pee Dee, this Confederate gunboat actually never made it to battle though it played an important role in the Civil War.
You’ll find the War Between the States Museum located at 107 South Guerry Street in Florence. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call (843) 669-1266. In addition to learning more about the history of the South during the war and seeing genuine artifacts, they also have a varied selection of gifts and souvenirs at the gift shop. If you are looking for something to commemorate your trip to the south, this is a great place to buy something you’ll always remember. Admission into the museum is just $2 and those that 12 and younger get in for $1. From I-95, take exit 164 going east and turn right onto Evans Street. You’ll find the museum at the corner of Evans and Guerry Sts.