***Tropical Storm Ian Update***
The Heyward-Washington House and Joseph Manigault House will be closing at 2 pm TODAY (September 29). Last tour of the day at the houses will be at 1:30 pm. Due to the risk of flooding, caused by Tropical Storm Ian, The Charleston Museum and its historic houses will be CLOSED Friday, September 30. We will resume regular hours Saturday, October 1.

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.    

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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.    

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

10/07/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Community Day at the Dill Sanctuary

10/08/2022

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come experience the largest area of privately protected land on James Island, The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary! On October 8, the Museum invites the community to tour this precious landscape...

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The Charleston Museum: America’s First Museum Book Launch

10/13/2022

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1773, The Charleston Museum is pleased to announce the release of a special commemorative volume, published by the University of...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

10/15/2022

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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Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour with Director Carl Borick

10/20/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 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 of the key points related to...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

10/21/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Screen Printing Clay Resist & Indigo Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

10/23/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop participants will learn how to combine screen printing using a clay paste and indigo. Charleston fiber artist Kristy Bishop will demo how to make the clay paste,...

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Travel Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

10/25/2022

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join local artist, Daisy McClellan, for a relaxing Travel Candle Making Workshop developed for visitors and locals alike. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own...

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The Work of Dr. Gabriel Manigault: An Intersection of Science, History, and Art Lecture

10/27/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Curator of Natural History, Matthew Gibson, as we continue The Charleston Museum's 2022 fall lecture series by taking an in depth look at the scientific pursuits of Dr. Gabriel...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

10/28/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Nature’s Pigments & Paint Making with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

10/29/2022

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this workshop participants will learn how to turn liquid natural dyes into their very own set of watercolors. Local artist Kristy Bishop will demonstrate the process of extracting color from...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

11/04/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Joshua Lockwood: Revolutionary Clockmaker of Charles Town with Curator of History Chad Stewart

11/08/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Curator of History, Chad Stewart, for the final installment of The Charleston Museum's 2022 fall lecture series to explore the life and career of Charleston's most prominent colonial period clockmaker,...

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USO Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

11/10/2022

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, experience the Joseph Manigault House as it was while it served as a USO post during World War II.  The house became a place for...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

11/11/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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

11/12/2022

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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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

11/18/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Thanksgiving Day: Museum and Historic Houses CLOSED

11/24/2022 - 11/25/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are closed Thanksgiving Day, so that staff may enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  We resume regular hours on the Friday, November...

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