Welcome to The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum, Heyward-Washington and Joseph Manigault houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City.
Enjoy a sneak peek of our summer camps at the Dill Sanctuary on James Island. Children will go on a marsh walk, collect fiddler crabs, and make a craft to take home. Each day will include different... (learn more)
Explore European cultures through our latest Kidstory exhibit. Kid Tours meet the first Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. and include a craft project or activity. FREE for Museum members and FR... (learn more)