Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

The Charleston Museum, Heyward-Washington House & the Joseph Manigault House are OPEN.

Tours at the Historic Houses begin on the hour starting at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM.
Last tour of the day at the Historic Houses begins at 4 PM.

EFFECTIVE JULY 1: Per Charleston City Council ordinance all persons are required to wear face coverings when entering buildings open to the public within the City limits.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses.
Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Current Exhibit

Shapes of Summer : Historic Bathing Suits

May 27, 2020 - October 4, 2020 | Textile Gallery

Splash into our Historic Textiles collection this summer with Shapes of Summer: Historic Bathing Suits, and learn more about this history behind our favorite summer essential.

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Current Exhibit

Laura Bragg: Librarian, Educator & Director of The Charleston Museum

Currently on View : Lobby Exhibit

Initially hired as a librarian at the Museum in 1909, Laura Bragg (1881-1978) eventually became its director in 1920, making her the first woman to ever lead a publicly funded museum in the United States.

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Current Exhibit

From Etchings to Pastels: A New Artistic Interpretation of the Charleston Renaissance

May 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020 | Lowcountry Image Gallery

The Charleston Renaissance Movement was a cultural renewal that brought a diverse group of people together to improve and preserve the city through artistic expression. Artists, musicians, architects, writers and photographers participated in organizations such as the Charleston Etchers’ Club, the Jenkins Orphanage Band and the Poetry Society of South Carolina, to communicate Charleston’s past through art.

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