Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19.
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General News

Determining the Details

Years ago, while visiting with a Smithsonian colleague of mine in Washington, D.C., I was fortunate enough to spend some time perusing several of their museums around the Mall. It was when I stopped by the case holding the world famous Hope Diamond, however, that I noticed the first symptoms…

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Storeroom Stories: Sound of Sickness

PAST EXHIBIT Feeling a bit woozy? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season is of “high severity.” It’s therefore safe to assume that more than a few of our friends and neighbors have had some form of a stethoscope stuck to their chest within…

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Animal Bones and Charleston’s Colonial Beef Market

Cooking vessels and drinking pots from the 18th century, typical wares recovered at the Beef Market. A most interesting newspaper article recently circulated on social media made for entertaining and enlightening reading on a rainy afternoon: Considerable excitement was caused on upper King Street this afternoon by the stampede of…

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Tobias and Christiana Scott: The Road to Freedom

Christiana Scott (1826-1912), left, and Tobias Scott (1827-1904), right Researching the family history of former slaves can be a daunting task. Oftentimes, genealogists, museum curators and family members have only ancestral stories and hearsay to fill in family trees until forgotten manuscripts are discovered and brought to light. Fortunately for the…

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Bragg Boxes

The Charleston Museum is proud to introduce its new Bragg Box program.  Bragg Boxes are traveling trunks that can be sent out to schools to be used in classrooms and are designed to expand the educational outreach of the Museum’s collections. Bragg Boxes feature artifacts, replicas, images, documents, lesson plans,…

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