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.

General News

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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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Climbing high above the city, Robert Achurch focused his camera on the parallel line between the Washington Light Infantry monument and St. Philip’s Church. If you’ve stepped outside in Charleston in the last week, you’ve likely encountered some frigid temperatures and a coating of ice on your windshield. Though uncommon…

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A Word from our Director, Carl Borick

Happy New Year to all of our Museum friends! Although we are looking forward to good things in 2018, this past year was one of amazing accomplishments for The Charleston Museum. Certainly our most notable achievement of 2017 was the completion of our new Bunting Natural History Gallery. Named for…

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