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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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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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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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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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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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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