Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm.
Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated while visiting The Charleston Museum and our historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Category: General News

General News

Director’s Report 2021

Happy New Year to all our Museum friends. We hope that you and your families have continued to stay well throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which has truly been an unusual period in our nation’s history. This unprecedented event has taken its toll, and we all look forward to better things…

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2020 New Accessions

Mourning jewelry with hairwork relating to the Snowden family. Donated by Harriet Little Adult figures seated in wooden chairs inscribed with the maker’s name, Marcia E. Clark. Donated by Teresa Platt. One Yeamans Hall Club golf score card, a handwritten script on Murphy & Company Cotton Brokers letterhead and a…

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The Garden Club of Charleston & The Charleston Museum

An Historic Partnership One beneficial effort that will not be cancelled this year due to the pandemic is the decorating of the Joseph Manigault House for the holidays. We are so grateful to the ladies of The Garden Club of Charleston for creating the beautiful holiday arrangements that enhance an…

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Designers + Artisans: Installed in the Gallery

October 24, 2020 – April 25, 2021 Designers + Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry opened last weekend, showcasing objects ranging from 1788 to 2019 grouped together by craft, including needlework, basketry, woven textiles, and quilts, as well as homemade and designer garments and accessories. This is my first full exhibition…

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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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