EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.
Enjoy a tour of our latest Historic Textiles exhibit, Chintz: A Quilted History. Learn about the history of chintz, a fabric that originated in India, and how quilts can be made in many different ways to show off textile patterns. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet the first Wednesday during the months of August to May at 3:30 PM. This program includes a tour highlighting the weekly theme and an engaging craft project or educational activity.
FREE for Members and FREE with admission to The Charleston Museum. EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County’s Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.
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In the Museum’s Armory, see excellent examples of historic weaponry, dating from 1750 to the twentieth century, with uses that ranged from military to more personal applications such as hunting and dueling.
In the Lowcountry History Hall, see materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry and the African American and European settlers who transformed the region into an agricultural empire.
In the Natural History gallery you will see an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals that have called the South Carolina Lowcountry home since prehistory, including contributions from noted naturalists.