We are delighted you have decided to support The Charleston Museum with a tax-deductible gift.

For more than two centuries, the generosity of friends and members has helped America's First Museum build outstanding traditions in collecting, preserving and educating, which continue to this day.

Contributions provide support for:

  • Classes and programs for children, families and area schools.
  • Special exhibitions.
  • Ongoing preservation of the Historic Houses.
  • Continued research and wildlife habitat development at The Dill Sanctuary, on James Island.
  • Lectures and events for adults.
  • Collections care.
  • Permanent and original exhibitions.



General Donations help the Museum continue to fulfill our mission.
Annual Appeal is a special year end gift to America's First Museum to help the Museum continue to offer a wide range of inspiring exhibits and programming.
Your donation will support the design and construction of the Museum’s new Natural History Gallery, scheduled to open in September 2017. This exciting gallery will provide a comprehensive overview of Lowcountry natural history using examples from the Museum’s incredible collection of South Carolina related fossils and specimens. Displaying materials available in no other place, it promises to be a quintessential learning experience for members of our community and visitors to Charleston.

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