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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Virtual Tours

The Lowcountry Fossil Record After the Oligocene

The Charleston area holds a bounty of fossils of ancient marine fauna from invertebrates, fish, reptiles, whales to giant Ice Age behemoths like the giant ground sloth. The Charleston Museum possesses one of the most outstanding collections of locally-collected fossil cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the world, and many…

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Education

Science Jeopardy

The Charleston Museum’s mission is to educate Charleston area residents and visitors about the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through collections, exhibitions, preservation, conservation, research and related programming. While our exhibitions are closed, we are committed to this Mission as we join our fellow institutions around the…

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Education

Archives Collection and Critical Thinking

The Charleston Museum’s website lends itself as a great resource for teachers (and parents) helping their students navigate lessons during this time at home. Here is how to utilize it for children of all ages. Accessing the Museum’s Collection Online Start at the Museum’s Homepage (www.charlestonmuseum.org) and access the Main…

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Virtual Tours

Snapshots in Whale Evolution

The Charleston area holds a bounty of fossils of ancient marine fauna from invertebrates, fish, reptiles, whales to giant Ice Age behemoths like the giant ground sloth. The Charleston Museum possesses one of the most outstanding collections of locally-collected fossil cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the world, and many…

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General News

Laura Bragg: Librarian, Educator and Director of The Charleston Museum

Museums equalize the opportunities between the rich and the poor. – Laura Bragg “Bulletin of the Charleston Museum,” January-February 1921 Initially hired as a librarian at the Museum in 1909, Laura Bragg (1881-1978) eventually became its director, making her the first woman to ever lead a publicly funded museum in…

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