- JROTC Tours -
As the premiere museum of SC military history, the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum is a great destination for your cadets. Cadets have been a part of the SC military tradition since before the Civil War, and a cadet tour here helps connect them with the rich and diverse military heritage of our state. Special tours oriented to branch of service (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force) are available on request, and Education Room programs can explore particular topics of interest. (Two popular cadet topics have been WWI aviators from South Carolina, and the role of swords in state military history and tradition.)
- African-American Focused Tours -
African-Americans in South Carolina have been involved in the state’s military history since Francis Marion (the “Swamp Fox”) led his racially diverse partisans against the Redcoats. The SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum displays some of the most dramatic surviving artifacts from this little-known history, including the flags of the all-black 2nd South Carolina Regiment in the Union army, and items from the distinguished African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, which fought in World War One.
Our “War on the Coast” exhibit includes the story of Robert Smalls, and artifacts associated with his heroic Union naval service. Whether focusing on African-American military service, or studying the military events that helped shape the course of African-American life in our state, there is no better destination than our museum!
- Boy Scout and Girl Scout Tours -
Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups will find that the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum has a lot to offer. A visit here is convenient and informative when combined with a walk along the Congaree River Walk, part of the route of General Wheeler’s retreat – and General Sherman’s advance – in 1865. Uniformed presentations, or a homefront presentation in authentic civilian attire, give Scouts a memorable close-up view of history.
Please contact the museum to inquire about new special programs for these groups, and the museum’s new Scouting patch.