Relic Room to be open on Memorial Day, with admission free for veterans

May 20, 2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum normally closes every Monday, but will be open on Memorial Day.

And on that day, admission will be free to active-duty military personnel, to veterans, and to their families.

That’s not all that’s in store over the holiday weekend. On Saturday, May 25, Army Medical Corps veterans will tell their stories of the Vietnam War. The program, “Miracle Workers: American Medical Personnel in Vietnam, 1965-1973,” features a panel discussion including three veterans who experienced the Medical Corps as a surgeon, a nurse, and a severely wounded soldier.

There will also be a display of Vietnam-era medical artifacts in the atrium.

And the Saturday program will be free to all. Read more about it here:


About the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is an accredited museum focusing on South Carolina’s distinguished martial tradition through the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the War on Terror, and other American conflicts. It serves as the state’s military history museum by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting South Carolina’s military heritage from the colonial era to the present, and by providing superior educational experiences and programming. It recently opened a major new exhibit, “A War With No Front Lines: South Carolina and the Vietnam War, 1965-1973.” The museum is located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia, sharing the Columbia Mills building with the State Museum. For more information, go to