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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Category: General News

General News

Storeroom Stories: Mega-Toothed Sharks

Shark’s teeth are a common fossil in coastal regions like the Lowcountry. The teeth of Carcharodon (Carcharocles) megalodon, commonly known as megalodon, are particularly prized. The exact relationship between this giant shark and modern sharks is still a matter of debate. If megalodon is closely related to modern great white…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Changing Sea Levels

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. The Natural History Gallery renovation project is a pivotal objective of the Museum’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2018.  The gallery addresses a number of goals set forth…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Mesozoic

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. Planning, design and fundraising for the Museum’s new Natural History Gallery are proceeding nicely, and we continue to be on track for a September 2017 opening….

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King David

The Museum’s Textile Collection is large and varied. A large portion of it remains hidden in storage because light is very damaging to the fibers and colors of these fragile items. But in those storage drawers and cabinets are treasures of a very personal nature – from clothing worn by…

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Drinking Wine in Charleston

Charleston’s popular Wine+Food festival is fairly new, but drinking wine in Charleston is not. Archaeological sites, and the Museum’s archaeological collections, are filled with green glass bottles that once held wines. Heavy glass bases and hand-formed necks join thousands of shards of glass. The waterfront was particularly loaded with bottle…

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