America's First Museum

Sharing the never-ending story of Charleston and
the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, American's First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. Our collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation - about the South Carolina Lowcountry - and the stories that make us who we are.

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General News

Storeroom Stories: Back to School!

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General News

The 2015 Archaeological Field School

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Needlework sampler, 1813 - Made by Jane Eliza Taylor

General News

Storeroom Stories: Needlework Sampler, 1813

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Uniforms

General News

On Parade, Into Battle: Women’s Uniforms

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