Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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2012 Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

We invite you to visit the Museum’s Joseph Manigault House during this holiday season. This c. 1803 house has been decorated by the Garden Club of Charleston in the theme of “A Lowcountry Christmas.” The decorations can be viewed during any of our regular house tours. Come and enjoy! See…

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Holdiay Decorations Setup 2012 at Joseph Manigualt House

Every year, the Garden Club of Charleston decorates the Museum’s Joseph Manigault House. This year’s theme is “A Lowcountry Christmas” and the talented ladies of the Garden Club were hard at work yesterday making the house festive. Thank you! Enjoy the following images and then check back here next week…

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Captain Carsten Nohrden’s Sword

by Neil F.Nohrden, Asst. Curator of History  The first time that I saw the sword was several years ago as I walked through a temporary exhibit on the Civil War at the Charleston Museum. Among the cases, there was a sword which caught my eye. The label stated it belonged…

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Charleston Appliquéd Panel

PAST EXHIBIT For me, one of the stunning objects in the Historic Textile Gallery, and actually in the whole textile collection, is a long appliquéd panel depicting the city of Charleston. Extending approximately 17 feet in length and 17 inches high, it has long been a challenge to exhibit. Finally,…

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Civil War Fashion Try-on 2012

Once again we all had a fantastic time at Saturday’s “Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-On,” Our friends from the Carolina Ladies Aid Society brought a plentiful supply of dresses and accessories for women, coats and hats for the men,and period style outfits for the children. They helped Museum…

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