Covid-19 Update

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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Thomas Heyward Jr.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Heyward-Washington House. This Georgian double house located at 87 Church Street is one of the two historic house museums owned by The Charleston Museum.  It was the home of Thomas Heyward…

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Storeroom Stories: Peruvian Textiles

PAST EXHIBIT A testament to the impressive breath of The Charleston Museum’s collections, this month’s Storeroom Story exhibit features textile remnants from four (4) pre-contact indigenous cultures of Peru, the Paracas, Nazca, and Lima cultures, as well as from the proto-colonial era Inca Empire which received Spanish incursion in the…

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Storeroom Stories: Volcanoes

PAST EXHIBIT Volcanoes form when pressure builds up under the Earth’s crust. Eventually, the crust ruptures which allows gas, lava, and ash to escape. As the lava builds up, the characteristic cone of a volcano begins to form. The shape of the cone depends on the type of lava being…

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Just Below the Surface

Geology is the study of the Earth with most people thinking instantly about rocks and minerals. Rocks and minerals are sometimes confused for each other by the public, but both have distinct characteristics that separate them. For example, minerals are solid substances that are inorganic (or not alive) and also…

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Archaeology and the Siege of Charleston

By Carl P. Borick, Director Based on documentary sources such as period maps and firsthand descriptions, we have a fairly solid estimation of where the American defenses and British parallels were located during the Revolutionary War Siege of Charleston in 1780. The American defenses consisted of a line of redoubts…

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