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.

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General News

A Different Kind of Pandemic

Excerpt from a letter from Captain Nathaniel Pendleton to General Nathanael Greene, September 2, 1782 It was summer 1782, and the Revolutionary War was winding down. In the wake of the great victory by American and French forces over the British at Yorktown in October 1781, the royal government had decided…

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Education, General News

Education Opportunities in a Pandemic

Lots of things are different these days. One thing that hasn’t changed is The Charleston Museum’s commitment to education and the community. The Education Department has been updating its educational offerings and developing new ways to reach teachers, students, and families in these uncertain times. This summer we successfully ran…

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General News

New Whale on the Block, Ankylorhiza

Illustration of newly named Ankylorhiza tiedemani, described by Robert Bossenecker, Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Charleston. Image courtesy of Robert Bossnecker, Mace Brown Museum of Natural History The Charleston Museum Natural History collection contains many specimens that are types or individuals for which a species is designated. Type specimens…

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General News

Exploring the Cattle Economy of Colonial South Carolina – an Update

Animal remains in The Charleston Museum’s archaeology collection.  If you watched our Facebook Live events of the past few months you are familiar with our National Science Foundation-funded project to expand our study of the cattle-ranching economy in colonial South Carolina. We visited the Museum’s collections storage and peered into…

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General News

COVID-19 Protocols and Social Responsibility

The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff. Below are protocols the Museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the Museum and our historic houses safe for everyone. We greatly appreciate…

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