War Between the States Museum, Florence

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The War Between the States Museum, in Florence, South Carolina, United States was founded in 1988 by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The house that the museum is in was the home of R. Frank McKain. Many of the artifacts that were donated to the museum were artifacts from members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

The term "War Beetween the States" is a Southern name for the American Civil War, a term some Southerners reject. It is associated with the Lost Cause of the Confederacy; see Names of the American Civil War.

The collection consists of guns, uniforms, swords, armor, and some personal items. Rare books and documents are also a part of the collection. Lining the walls throughout the museum are pictures of veterans of the war. The photos include pictures of soldiers, government officials, civilians, and sailors. Included in the collection are many items from the Florence Stockade (prison camp for Union soldiers).

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  • This museum is a two story wooden house operated by two men. Admission is $2.00, paid admission & gave a a $3.00 donation. This is not your average museum. There is nothing new. In glass cases are...  more »
  • If you’re a history buff, this museum is a must see. Chock full of artifacts found locally and replicas of photos and documents from the war. Spent about an hour looking around. Nice little souvenir.....  more »
  • Very interesting and friendly and informative staff! Confederate focused and nice perspective. It’s in a historic home and you go at your own pace. Well worth the stop.
  • Slanted opinions from the two gentlemen working there but some pretty cool stuff to see

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