Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022: Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and helping our community to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters on view in the Historic Textiles Gallery

10/02/2021 - 03/20/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters on view in the Historic Textiles Gallery until April 3, 2022. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022:  Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks...

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A Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes of Charleston

11/01/2021 - 03/27/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss the opportunity to explore A Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes of Charleston on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022:  Due to the rising number...

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Hidden Treasures: Re-Assessing South Carolina Silversmiths

01/10/2022 - 03/06/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Hidden Treasures: Re-Assessing South Carolina Silversmiths on view in the main lobby until March 6, 2022. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022:  Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

01/17/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington...

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Homeschool History Day: Patriots, Protests, and Parliament

01/20/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Students will portray colonists, parliament, and the King to learn about the causes of the American Revolution.  Explore our Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution exhibit and the ways patriots...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/21/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Floral Arrangement Workshop With The Garden Club of Charleston

01/22/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join members of the Garden Club of Charleston for a floral arrangement workshop. Participants will be creating cheerful arrangements with seasonal materials to celebrate the New Year.  No experience necessary. ...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/28/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Full STEAM Ahead: Glow

01/29/2022

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

During these dark days of winter let’s create some light!  Learn about animals that make their own light and rocks that glow while experimenting with fluorescence materials and blacklights.  Create...

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Kid Tours: Dave Drake the Potter

02/02/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn about the life of enslaved potter Dave Drake by reading his poetry he inscribed on the pottery he created, and create clay creations inspired by his work.  Kid Tours...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

02/04/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

02/05/2022

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from...

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Discovery Day: Winter Gardens

02/08/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

There is always something blooming in Charleston, explore the winter garden of the Joseph Manigault house and create some crafts with flower power.  Learn how to press flowers to keep...

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BIRDWATCHING on view at the Joseph Manigault House

02/11/2022 - 04/03/2022

All Day

Drawing from nature, the splendors of bird watching, and the interconnectivity between humans and the natural world, this unique visual experience takes viewers on a journey between the Joseph Manigault...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

02/11/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

02/12/2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

In 1863 the Confederate earthworks, Batteries Pringle and Tynes, were constructed by enslaved people and soldiers to serve as part of General P.G.T. Beauregard's "New Lines."  Hurriedly constructed, both served...

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Valentine Vintage Vessel Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

02/12/2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join local artist Daisy McClellan for a tranquil candle making workshop using vintage vessels. McClellan will instruct participants on the history of candle making and how to make candles from...

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Homeschool History Day: Black Inventors and Scientists

02/17/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about Lewis Latimer’s light bulb, Matzeliger’s shoemaking machine, and Lonnie Johnson’s super soaker while tinkering with circuits, creating flashlights, and more. Homeschool History Day programs feature a field trip...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

02/18/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Presidents’ Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

02/21/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington...

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Early Furniture: A Closer Look at Enslaved Craftsmanship

02/24/2022

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

On February 24, join Chief of Collections, Jennifer McCormick for an exclusive tour of the furniture collection within the Heyward-Washington House. Go behind the ropes for a closer look at...

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Kid Tours: The First Ladies

03/02/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover our latest Kidstory exhibit featuring Madame Alexander’s First Ladies doll collection. Learn fun facts about the women of the White House from Martha Washington to Jackie Kennedy.  Kid Tours...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

03/04/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/05/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Saturday in March (March 5, 12, 19, 26) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House

03/06/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, 27) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Conversations with a Curator: Grimké Sisters with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

03/11/2022

10:30 am

Join Chief of Collections, Jennifer McCormick in our recently updated Antebellum exhibit to learn more about two abolitionists of Charleston, Sarah Grimké and Angelina Grimké Weld. Conversations with a Curator allows...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

03/11/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/12/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Saturday in March (March 5, 12, 19, 26) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House

03/13/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, 27) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

03/18/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Lowcountry Ecology Tour with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

03/19/2022

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson on a nature walk through The Charleston Museum's Dill Sanctuary, where you will get an in-depth look at the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry....

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/19/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Saturday in March (March 5, 12, 19, 26) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House

03/20/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, 27) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Discovery Day: Marsh March

03/22/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Take a hike to discover animals of the Dill Sanctuary and learn about mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish.  Discovery Day is designed for young learners (ages 2 to 5 yrs)...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

03/25/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to share projects he...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

03/26/2022

10:30 am - 1:30 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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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/26/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Saturday in March (March 5, 12, 19, 26) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House

03/27/2022

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, 27) to focus on the lives of the women who made...

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Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s

03/28/2022 - 12/18/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery until December 18, 2022. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022:  Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases,...

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Chintz: A Quilted History

04/02/2022 - 12/04/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Chintz: A Quilted History on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022:  Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must...

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Spring Break Camp at the Dill Sanctuary (Ages 5 – 10)

04/12/2022 - 04/14/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a sneak peek of our Nature Trailer’s summer camp at the Dill Sanctuary on James Island. Children will go on a marsh walk, collect fiddler crabs, and make a...

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Easter: Museum and historic houses CLOSED

04/17/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are closed on Easter, so that staff may to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  We resume regular hours on the Monday,...

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Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

04/23/2022

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Charleston fiber artist, Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes. We are surrounded by plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/06/2022 - 06/10/2022

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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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/13/2022 - 06/17/2022

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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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/20/2022 - 06/24/2022

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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Blue Hues: Indigo Dyeing, Painting, and Printing (Ages 8 – 12)

06/20/2022 - 06/24/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the fantastic and versatile dye indigo! Campers will learn about the Lowcountry history of indigo, its impact worldwide, and the science of vat dyeing. The magic of this dye...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/27/2022 - 07/01/2022

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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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

07/05/2022 - 07/08/2022

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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Fantastic Fibers: Weaving, Knitting, Sewing, Dyeing, and Printing (Ages 8 – 12)

07/05/2022 - 07/08/2022

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This summer camp is for the textile lover. Campers will spend the week learning the basics of weaving, spool knitting, hand sewing, dyeing and printing on fabric. Combining these techniques,...

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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022

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)

08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022

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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The Charleston Museum Summer Camp

08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022

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)

08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022

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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