Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

05/08/2021

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dyeing with an indigo fructose vat using Shibori techniques with Kristy Bishop - This program is fully booked. Please join our June 12 Indigo Dyeing Workshop. Join local artist Kristy...

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Homeschool History Day: Marsh Madness

05/13/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

What’s that smell?  Learn about pluff mud and the creatures who make it their home. Take a marsh walk exploring the Dill Sanctuary and catching fiddler crabs. Homeschool History Days...

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Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour with Director, Carl P. Borick

05/13/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On May 13 at 6 pm, join Carl P. Borick, Director of The Charleston Museum and author of A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, as he leads a tour to some...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

05/14/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

05/21/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Hands on History: The Building Arts

05/25/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Today a house can be built in months, however the Joseph Manigault House took years to build. Explore this 1803 house studying its craftsmanship - plaster ceilings, hand-carved woodwork, brick...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

05/28/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Kid Tours: Big Birds

06/02/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come see the Pelagornis Sandersi, the largest known flying bird!  Explore other big birds including the Cassowary and the Moa. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

06/04/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/07/2021 - 06/11/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: The Lawn Party

06/09/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn about clothes for different occasions, and what makes a garment suitable for a party in different time periods from the 19th century to today. Enjoy a tour of our...

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Curator Talk: Beachcombing with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

06/11/2021

10:30 am

Collecting shells and fossils on Lowcountry beaches is a favorite pastime among locals and visitors alike. The found ages of these objects can range from less than a decade to millions of...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

06/11/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

06/12/2021

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dyeing with an indigo fructose vat using Shibori techniques with Kristy Bishop Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/14/2021 - 06/18/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: Ancient Writing

06/16/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

By 3000 BC the Sumerians were writing in dents and dashes called cuneiform and Egyptians had developed a picture writing called hieroglyphics.  Study examples of these ancient writings in our...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

06/18/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/21/2021 - 06/25/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: Fascinating Fibers

06/23/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Would you go to a party in a wetsuit?  Would you go swimming in your party dress? Learn all about how different fibers make textiles that feel unique and react...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

06/25/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/28/2021 - 07/02/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: Dino-Mite!

06/30/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Did you know that dinosaurs are related to chickens?  Explore the Bunting Natural History Gallery with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson to learn about what lived in Charleston during...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

07/02/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

07/05/2021 - 07/09/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get down and dirty exploring creatures of the marsh and tracking animals along the trail at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along...

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Kid Tours: Sensational Silver

07/07/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

See historic silver pieces from Charleston's finest artisans in our Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver, and learn why this extraordinary profession prospered in the Holy City. Kid Tours is a...

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Conversations with a Curator: The Lawn Party with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman

07/09/2021

10:30 am

Join Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman in our Historic Textiles Gallery for a tour of the new exhibit, The Lawn Party: From Satin to Seersucker. In an “unprecedented” era when...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

07/09/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

07/10/2021

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with basket maker, Sarah Edwards-Hammond! Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the tradition to her own children,...

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Kid Tours: Weaving

07/14/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get an in depth look at our historic loom, then learn about how different weave structures create unique fabrics that are suitable for varying uses. Attendees will learn about warp...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

07/16/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Kid Tours: The Giant Croc

07/21/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Explore the remains of a giant crocodile found in the Lowcountry that dates from over 50 million years ago.  Compare this creature to modern day alligators and crocodiles. Kid Tours...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

07/23/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

07/30/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you LOVE fossils? Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand...

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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

08/02/2021 - 08/06/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers with Lowcountry Gifted Minds Camp (Ages 6 – 11)

08/02/2021 - 08/06/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This camp is full of surprises with a taste of STEAM lessons. Learn about physical and chemical reactions with cool experiments. Program a robot to follow an obstacle course. Make...

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Kid Tours: Let’s Sketch

08/04/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you have a sketchbook?  What do you put in it?  Explore sketchbooks in our collection that include nature notes, watercolors, drawings, and more.  Kids will create a homemade sketchbook....

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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers with Lowcountry Gifted Minds Camp (Ages 6 – 11)

08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This camp is full of surprises with a taste of STEAM lessons. Learn about physical and chemical reactions with cool experiments. Program a robot to follow an obstacle course. Make...

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Curator Talk: Archaeology at the Heyward-Washington House with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden

08/13/2021

10:30 am

The Museum’s Heyward-Washington House was built in 1772, where furnishing and interpretation focus primarily on the period of ownership by Thomas Heyward, Jr., as well as the events surrounding the...

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Curator Talk: The Lowcountry in Living Color with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

09/10/2021

10:30 am

Over 90 percent of the photographs housed in the Museum’s Archives are black and white. And while many viewers find them historically charming, others find it difficult to see particular...

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Curator Talk: Archaeology and Foodways with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden

11/12/2021

10:30 am

Years of zooarchaeological research shows that beef was the dominant meat in the Charleston diet, from the late 17th century through the late 19th century. A large research project, funded...

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Conversations with a Curator: Ice Age with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

12/10/2021

10:30 am

Approximately 2.6 million years ago was the start of the best known and most recent global glacial event: the Great Ice Age. During this time, glaciers kept water frozen, resulting...

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