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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Glass Trade Beads from the 17th Century

Glass trade beads are small, but significant artifacts that reflect the contact of European settlers and Native peoples in eastern North America. Columbus brought glass beads on his first voyage, and they continued as part of the economic and cultural exchange through the nineteenth century. Bead styles and types changed…

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Foursquare Check-in Special at The Charleston Museum

We are excited to announce our first Foursquare check-in special: Receive a free reusable Charleston Museum bag with check-in and admisson. Not on Foursquare? Check it out here!

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New Publication: The Civil War in Charleston

The Civil War in Charleston Objects From The Collections of The Charleston Museum Objects from the war period in Charleston- including uniforms, weapons, flags, medical kits, prosthetics, and personal possessions—have become part of The Charleston Museum’s wonderful collections. Many are located in our current exhibitions. Some of the finest objects…

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Lowcountry Digital Library

Two more of the photographic collections held in our Archives have gone on-line at the Lowcountry Digital Library. The newest additions (which join our Earthquake Photographs and Charleston Firefighters Rosters, 1862-1864) are our Fort Photographs and our Civil War Photographs. The Fort Photographs are images from our collections relating to…

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Civil War Fashion Try-on Summer 2011

Update: See photos from the Civil War Try-on 2012 Once again we all had a fantastic time at Saturday’s “Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-On,” held in conjunction with Threads of War: Clothing & Textiles of the Civil War. Our friends from the Carolina Ladies Aid Society brought a…

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