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Started by 2ndInf.Div. , Apr 15 2012 01:29 PM

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#1 2ndInf.Div.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Name: The American Military Museum

Street Address: Charleston, SC. There is no street address, however this is what is on their website: "The American Military Museum is in the Aquarium Wharf next to the SC Aquarium. Look for the Charleston IMAX and you'll find us easily." The aquarium is right next to the building for Fort Sumter tours, if that helps.

E-mail: info@americanmilitarymuseum.org

Telephone: 843-577-7000

Website: http://www.americanmilitarymuseum.org/

I got the chance to visit The American Military Museum when I was in Charleston, and holy cow! For a museum that seems like it would be small it has A LOT of stuff from every war this country has been apart of, from the Revolution to the ongoing war on terrorism. The staff is very friendly. If you are in the Charleston area I would definitely recommend you visit it! The photo I have attached is only a small portion of their WWII displays.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

I used to go to this museum back in my days as a cadet and I've always loved it! It really does have quite an amazing amount of artifacts, all well displayed, too. BTW, back when I used to go, admission was free if you were in uniform (cadet or military), wonder if that still holds true.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

It says so on their website!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

I am glad to see this museum is stipp up and running. We went back in 2003 and it was a great experience. My wife (gf at the time) and I was speaking with the guy on duty and she mentioned how she liked the parade helmets from the turn of the century. Sure enough he hops back, gets one out of the case and plops it on her head! Very friendly staff and I think at the time, most of the material was donations from SC residents.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:18 AM

According to the opening page on their website as of May 2012 the owner of the building they rent is terminating their lease. It sounds like they have no where to go at this time.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

According to the opening page on their website as of May 2012 the owner of the building they rent is terminating their lease. It sounds like they have no where to go at this time.



Sad that they couldn't make a little room for the museum at Patriot's Point. It's just up the street. I hope that this is not another example of our history falling by the wayside due to lack of funds..

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

Sad that they couldn't make a little room for the museum at Patriot's Point. It's just up the street. I hope that this is not another example of our history falling by the wayside due to lack of funds..

Leigh..

I registered on this forum to post in this thread. I found it via Google! I'm a volunteer at the American Military Museum. I can say that Patriots Point did not want us, their reasoning was that they are a maritime museum and we..well are not. Also they are having a lot of problem of their own right now. I do have good news though. The AMM has moved to a new location in the Citadel Mall in West Ashley, SC and we aim to be back up by the end of summer!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:30 AM

Hi Sandlapper,

Welcome to forum, and that's great news about the AMM. The next time that I am on the east Coast again and in your area, I will be stopping in..

Leigh..

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

It's great to know you guys found a new place!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:15 AM

Here is the new address for the Museum

The American Military Museum
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Suite 216
Charleston, S.C. 29407
Phone: (843)577-7000

the website is the same but we now also have a facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-A...um/157305132292

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

I just wanted to give everyone an update. The AMM is back up and running at the new location (address posted above) come by if you are in the Charleston, SC area.


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