Confederate museum you don’t want to miss . . .

When walking around the streets of downtown Charleston you’re likely to pass the Market Hall (home of the Confederate Museum) several times. It’s on the corner of Meeting and Market Streets.

This museum is run by the Chapter #4 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) since 1899. Market Hall was built in 1841 and is a copy of the Temple of the Wingless Victory in Athens, Greece.

You won’t find anything about Zeus or Apollo in Market Hall but you will find some real gems of memorabilia related to the Confederacy. The collection is quite impressive and diverse. The display and exhibit standards could be improved however.

Most of the collection was received when a call went out to former soldiers to donate personal items for the museum’s collection.

Check out the 1861 red secession flag on display.

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