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.


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


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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Battery Tynes Tour


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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Prehistoric Pottery at the Dill Sanctuary with Archaeologist Ron Anthony


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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In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Battery Pringle


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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