Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Discovery Day: Nature Hunt

09/28/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your hands dirty at the Dill Sanctuary while going on a scavenger hunt and exploring the Museum's wildlife refuge on James Island! Discovery Day is a NEW program designed for...

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Kid Tours: Bats

10/06/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

They can see with their ears, they love to eat insects, and they can fly!  What’s not to love about bats.  Come learn about these popular pollinators and create a...

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Homeschool History Day: What is it? Analyzing Artifacts

10/14/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

What can we learn by looking at artifacts?  Study items from the Museum's collection to see if you can figure out their function and learn the importance of material culture. ...

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Discovery Day: Pluff Mud Party

10/19/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Say yes to the mess as we let early learners play with mud and use it so create art projects.  Discovery Day is a NEW program designed for young learners...

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Kid Tours: Projectile Points

11/03/2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Some may call them arrowheads, but do we know when a point is found if it belonged to an arrow or something else?  Learn how early Native Americans created points...

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Family Fun Event: Victory!

11/13/2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create a victory garden, play a food rationing game, and learn more about WWII with activities for the whole family.  Enjoy games in the garden and special tours of the...

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Homeschool History Day: Native American Know-How

11/18/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore the lives of South Carolina’s earliest inhabitants by comparing the daily activities of Native American men, women, and children to your daily life. Learn how people used the environment...

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Discovery Day: Treemendous Fun

11/23/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

You don't like the outdoors? Unbe-leaf-able. Get outside and explores trees, leaves, and bark while participating in fun craft projects.  Discovery Day is a NEW program designed for young learners...

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Thanksgiving Day: Museum and historic houses CLOSED

11/25/2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Holiday Workshop

12/01/2021

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop.  Children can sip on hot chocolate and eat yummy cookies as they decorate the little Heyward-Washington House in...

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Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

12/04/2021 - 12/27/2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this impressive house as a backdrop for their creative holiday arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry...

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Homeschool History Day: Snow Science

12/16/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

We don't see snow very often here in Charleston, so let's make some in the lab. Use chemistry to create crystals and enjoy a tour of our latest exhibit in...

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Christmas Eve: Museum and historic houses close at 1:30 pm

12/24/2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are close at 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve so that staff may to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Last Tour at...

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Christmas Day: Museum and historic houses CLOSED

12/25/2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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New Year’s Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

01/01/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.  Start your new year off with America's first museum! The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am...

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