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

A Word from our Director

Happy New Year to all our Museum friends! First of all, a note of gratitude goes out to all those who have supported the Museum through membership or donations. It is your support that allows the Museum to accomplish our mission and do positive things for our community. Thank you!…

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2018 Accessions

In 2018 some fascinating items were generously donated to The Charleston Museum’s collection. We are most grateful to the individuals and families who have helped to strengthen the Museums collections in making these gifts. Here’s a glimpse at some of what came in this year: Pleistocene fossils from the Bull…

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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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