Florence, South Carolina: Atom Bomb Fragments - Temporarily Closed

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Florence Museum of Art, Science, and History

Florence, SC
The museum closed in July 2013. All of the exhibits are being moved to a new building a few blocks away, scheduled to open in Fall 2014.
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Display of Atomic bomb fragments. Atom Bomb Fragments - Temporarily Closed
In 1958, the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped an atom bomb in South Carolina. Pieces of it are displayed in the Florence Museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/03/2010]

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Atom Bomb Drops headline. Fragments of Atomic Bomb

The fragments from the bomb are still on display. The are at a very nice little museum a bit off the beaten path. It is well worth the $1 admission!

[Jimerado, 05/26/2010]
Fragments of Atomic Bomb dropped on Mars Bluff

The fragments [from the atomic bomb accidentally dropped on Mars Bluff] are now displayed in the Florence Museum in the City of Florence. There are several fragments and newspaper articles for viewing.

[Lloyd Mitchell, 09/10/2007]
Fragments of Atomic Bomb dropped on Mars Bluff

The old Florence Air and Space Museum, which had the display on the Mars Bluff accidental atomic bombing incident is no more. It was leveled to make way for an airport expansion about five years ago. Recently a member of the family that owned the Mars Bluff property had some fragments from the bomb's casing for sale on EBay, but the offer was pulled w/o explanation before anybody could buy them.

[Mike Kozlowski, 07/10/2005]
Fragments of Atomic Bomb dropped on Mars Bluff

The Florence Air and Missile Museum closed two years ago so that the airport could expand. The museum was offered a new site for the aircraft, but could not afford the cost of moving them. Many of the smaller aircraft have been donated to other museums (most notably one in Charlotte, NC), but some are being scrapped in place.

[Jodie Peeler, 10/25/1999]

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