The collection consists of guns, uniforms, swords, armor, and some personal items. Rare books and documents are also a part of the collection. Lining the walls throughout the museum are pictures of veterans of the war. The photos include pictures of soldiers, government officials, civilians, and sailors. Included in the collection are many items from the Florence Stockade (prison camp for Union soldiers). A reference library dealing with this time period is available for public use, and museum employees will help with visitors' family genealogies.