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

Cold Snaps and Climate Change

Climate change is a topic constantly debated online and in the news. The biggest aspect is less that climate change can, and is, occurring and more about how quickly it is occurring and how humans are playing a part in these changes. As winter approaches, one of the common arguments…

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The Centennial of Armistice Day

Black and white photograph of a group of soldiers belonging to the 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 1919. “The Armistice was signed this morning.” wrote President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1918. “Everything for which America fought has been accomplished; it will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example,…

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Bringing them Back to Life: Conserving Archaeological Metals

Impressed lettering is legible on two lead cloth seals after conservation.  The third has impressed numbers that are obscured by corrosion. Faithful readers of the Museum blog will recognize the title from the series of articles by Natural Sciences Curator Matt Gibson, describing plans for our new Natural History gallery. …

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The Legendary Legendre

When researching the people who wore the historic clothing in our collection, we often only find their census records and their tombstones, even less if the wearer was a woman. It’s very rare that we can plug their name into Google and come up with hundreds of articles detailing their…

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Shots of Charleston

Morton “Nicky” Brailsford Paine, Jr. was arguably, one of the most dedicated photographers of the Holy City. Continually interested in mechanics and new inventions, Paine led the way in using modern scientific advancements.  He was also a cross-country driver, a pilot, and one of the first amateurs to use a…

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