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The Marion County - City of Columbia Museum and Archives is located across from City Hall, on the west end of 2nd Street, in the circa 1907 Gulf & Ship Island passenger depot. The museum currently holds a large collection of Native American artifacts, a Civil War room, as well as displays of early Columbia and local military history.
The museum is presented by the Marion County Historical Society and features a variety of artifacts from Marion County’s past. The museum includes many antique items and historic displays of the families and characters that built Columbia and Marion County. There are interesting exhibits, archives of important records, geneaology resources, an extensive Civil War library, and much more.
The museum is open on weekdays, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information and scheduling tours of the Marion County Museum and Archives, call the Museum Curator, Chris Watts, at 601.731.3999. Visit the website of the Marion County Historical Society to learn how you can help preserve Marion County’s history by joining this important non-profit organization.
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