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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Take A Hike! A nature walk exploring Lowcountry ecology at The Dill Sanctuary with the Museum’s Natural History Department

10/01/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Natural History Curator Matt Gibson and Curatorial Assistant Jessie Peragine on a nature walk through The Charleston Museum's Dill Sanctuary, where you will get an in-depth look at the...

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Track the Treasure

10/08/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

NESW – Never Eat Soggy Waffles.  Discover this trick and others as we learn orienteering at the Dill Sanctuary.  Children and families will take part in a compass course through...

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Battery Tynes Tour

10/15/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

In August of 1863 Battery Tynes was constructed by enslaved people and soldiers stationed on James Island.  Explore this fortification with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick at The Charleston Museum’s...

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Tracks and Scat

10/22/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Become a nature detective and look for clues to learn about the animals that make the Dill Sanctuary their home.  Children and families will learn to identify tracks and scat...

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Prehistoric Pottery at the Dill Sanctuary with Archaeologist Ron Anthony

10/29/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Museum Archaeologist Ron Anthony at the Dill Sanctuary to learn about Native American ceramics found in the area., Ron will share some of the prehistoric and selected historic period...

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USO Days at the Joseph Manigault House at 1 PM and 3 PM

11/05/2020 - 11/11/2020

1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

This Veteran’s Day weekend explore the wartime history of the Joseph Manigault House.  During World War II, this site was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility. ...

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Predator and Prey

11/05/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the difference between predator and prey as we stalk like a coyote and roar like a lion at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary.  Children and families will see what...

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In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Battery Pringle

11/12/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Confederate earthwork Battery Pringle was created by enslaved people and soldiers stationed on James Islands to serve as part of General Pierre Beauregard's "New Lines." Hurriedly constructed in 1863,...

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Gyotaku

11/19/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Children and families are invited to explore the Japanese art of Gyotaku or fish printing.  Learn about the anatomy of a fish as you apply a paint to a rubber...

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