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.
From January 1 – 31, Museum Mile Month tickets are available at the Visitors Center for purchase. The temporary Visitor’s Center is located at the Best Friend Train Museum, next to 375 Meeting Street. Please email [email protected] with any concerns.
During the month of January 2020, enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your schedule.
Tickets ordered in advance can be mailed to your door or you may request to have them held for pick up at The Charleston Museum, the Heyward-Washington House or the Joseph Manigault House.
Please purchase by December 19th to guarantee delivery before the holidays.
PLEASE NOTE:Purchases can be made in advance online until 12/31/2019. During January 2020, ticket purchases must be made in person at a Charleston Visitor Center downtown, in North Charleston or in Mount Pleasant. If you are having tickets mailed to you and would like them sent to a different location than your billing address, please notify Liza Holian via email at [email protected].
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.