MISSION

Located in the capital city of Columbia, the South Carolina Military Museum is one of the largest National Guard museums in the country. It's mission is to honor and chronicle the South Carolina citizen soldier and this State's martial tradition from its colonial founding in 1670 to present-day operations. Featuring an impressive collection of artifacts, displays and exhibits, the Museum tells the story of the South Carolina militia, its evolution into the National Guard, and its important role today as a force multiplier for the United States Army and Air Force.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 12, 2016

Join us in welcoming home South Carolina's Vietnam Veterans as we honor their service and sacrifice on behalf of freedom, democracy, self-determination, and the American fight against communism. Collectively entitled "Welcome Home to Carolina", a series of events will be held to provide our Vietnam Veterans the proper and long overdue reception they earned fifty years ago. We will thank the living, honor the fallen, and connect those in need with the resources to ensure they no longer fight their battles alone. Our desired end-state is a South Carolina where all of its Vietnam Veterans genuinely feel the gratitude of their fellow South Carolinians and of a proud nation.

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EXHIBITS

The South Carolina Military Museum possesses a vast array of artifacts ranging from period and authentic firearms, edged weapons, uniforms, artillery pieces, and armored fighting vehicles. Although another expansion is on the horizon, the Museum currently consists of two large buildings packed with these artifacts in chronological order. Visitors can experience the entire scope of South Carolina’s military tradition as they literally travel in time.

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VISIT US

We sincerely hope you visit this great Museum and learn of the past and ongoing sacrifices made by the Palmetto State’s sons and daughters in uniform. Their history, after all, is your history and the South Carolina Military Museum is devoted to preserving this distinguished legacy for all generations.

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