Wars & Conflicts

Explore the timeline of American wars and conflicts including the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

Explore the timeline of American wars and conflicts from the American Revolutionary War to current global conflicts.

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day (April 9)

This day honors those veterans who have served their country while being held captive in enemy territory. The day also honors the family of the prisoners of war and their long and anxious wait to see their family again. Visit the collection.

Victory | South Carolina's Greatest Generation
Episode 9


Thirty three days after the death of President Roosevelt, Germany surrenders. The allies celebrate their victory over the Nazis. In 1945, after the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and...
The Powder Magazine | Let's Go!
The Powder Magazine | Let's Go!


Completed by 1713, The Powder Magazine is the oldest governmental building in South Carolina. This facility was used as an arsenal from 1713 - 1748 to defend the colony from the Spanish, French...
Episode 4


River’s Bridge State Park is one of the most historic places in all of Bamberg County. Today, remains of an old bridge can be seen. This location served as one of the only few places of resistance...
The Vietnam Experience 360 | Palmetto Scene


Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit. Walk through the exhibit to experience the sights and sounds of the Vietnam Experience with this...