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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Behind the Seams Exclusively for Society Members

10/21/2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What does it mean to be a maker? The Charleston Museum's Curator of Historic Textiles, Virginia Theerman, explores how creativity and identity go hand-in-hand in the upcoming exhibition from the...

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

11/06/2020 - 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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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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Nature Trailers Fall Fun Camp

11/25/2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hibernation and migration are two strategies that animals used to survive in the colder months of the year.  Explore the trails of the Dill Sanctuary and learn about which animals are...

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Native American Know-How

11/25/2020

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Follow the trail at the Dill Sanctuary to where a Native American settlement was once located.  Learn survival skills used by early man including creating a blow gun and spear...

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Holiday Workshop

12/09/2020

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop.  Create ornaments and holiday décor while sipping on hot chocolate.  Participate in STEAM activities like engineering  a mini...

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