Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update


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

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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Updating Interpretation at The Heyward-Washington House

A current project of the Education Department is updating the interpretation of the work yard and outbuildings of the Heyward-Washington House. Though the main house was built in 1772 for Thomas Heyward, Jr.,  the lot itself dates to 1694.  The “back of the house” has been the site of a…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Whale Evolution

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. This image is a concept image for the layout of the whale evolution portion of the exhibitand does not necessarily reflect the final product. As you…

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