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.
Celebrate cultures from around the world with fun crafts. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charles... (learn more)
Grab your binoculars and join us for a rare nature treat at the Dill Sanctuary, the Museum’s wildlife sanctuary on James Island. Billy McCord, a local naturalist recently retired from SCDNR, will... (learn more)