16TH SC VOLUNTEERS
MUSEUM OF
CONFEDERATE HISTORY

The 16th South Carolina Volunteers Museum of Confederate History boasts a large and growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the War Between the States. The collection includes firearms, photographs, flags, edged weapons, currency, clothing, letters, newspapers, and other items from military and home life.

The Museum features a permanent exhibit about daily life on the homefront and the ladies' contributions to the war effort. Future exhibits will include African American, Native American, and other ethnic groups that served as Confederate Soldiers; selected Confederate Generals; the common soldier's life; and traveling exhibits from other Museums. The Museum also offers living history encampments by reenactors.

Central to the Museum's mission of education is the Museum's extensive library which is available to the public for research on the War, related issues, and genealogy.

The Museum is owned and operated by the 16th South Carolina Volunteers, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #36, in memory of the two hundred and fifty thousand gallant Confederate Soldiers killed during the War and in honor of all of the Confederate Soldiers who answered the call to duty. The Museum is located in the beautiful Pettigru Historic District of downtown Greenville, SC.

Directions to the Museum

From Charlotte or Atlanta: take I-85 toward Greenville. Then take I-385 into downtown Greenville, and exit at Exit 42 (Stone Avenue). Turn left onto Laurens Road. At second stop light, turn right onto East Washington Street. Go approximately one quarter (1/4) mile until you see the Greenville Zoo entrance to your left. After passing the Greenville Zoo, turn right at the first street (Boyce Avenue). The Museum will be on your left at 15 Boyce Avenue.

From Columbia: take I-26 toward Spartanburg, then I-385 North to downtown Greenville, and exit at Exit 42 (Stone Avenue). Turn left onto Laurens Road. At second stop light, turn right onto East Washington Street. Go approximately one quarter (1/4) mile until you see the Greenville Zoo entrance to your left. After passing the Greenville Zoo, turn right at the first street (Boyce Avenue). The Museum will be on your left at 15 Boyce Avenue.

Operating Hours

Friday: 5pm - 9pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 1pm - 5pm Admission is free Donations gratefully accepted

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