Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update


The Charleston Museum, Heyward-Washington House & the Joseph Manigault House are OPEN.
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.


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Storeroom Stories: Christmas Day

Children’s mugs and plates, made in pearlware, creamware, whiteware, and canary ware, are occasionally recovered from archaeological features in Charleston. The artifacts were made and discarded between 1800 and 1840, the time when marketing to children began. Small cups featured underglaze decoration, or enameling over a clear lead glaze, emblazoned…

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Battle of Dills Bluff

On November 11, Director Carl Borick was one of the speakers for the dedication of South Carolina’s latest state historic marker, commemorating the Battle of Dills Bluff, the last battle of the Revolutionary War. The marker, located on Dills Bluff Road on James Island, was placed in the approximate vicinity…

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Christmas in No Man’s Land

Anyone looking to answer the age-old question of what happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force might find a somewhat acceptable answer along Europe’s embattled Western Front one century ago. The series of unending entrenched lines that extended through Belgium, France, and further wavered barely a little, even…

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Paper Template Piecing

The Charleston Museum’s quilt collection boasts a wide variety of handmade treasures, demonstrating just how strong the quiltmaking tradition was – and still is – in the Lowcountry. While it is virtually impossible to select a favorite from them, one technique that is particularly fascinating to me is paper template…

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Storeroom Stories: Mourning Jewelry

“Hair is at once the most delicate and lasting of our materials and survives us like love…”                                                                  …

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