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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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