Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE August 1, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as high. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged while visiting Museum sites.

General News

A Rouletted Colonware Sherd from the Heyward-Washington House

Map of features in the Heyward-Washington yard, by Sarah Platt Much has been written about the archaeological excavations at the Heyward-Washington House, and the artifacts recovered from the digs. Elaine Herold’s excavations of the kitchen, privy, work yard, driveway, and main house cellar in the 1970s produced one of the…

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Learning about the Enslaved at the Heyward-Washington House

87 Church Street has been home to many families, both free and enslaved. Today it is the location of the Heyward-Washington House. In 1772 construction was completed on a three story Georgian double house and 250 years later it is still there. This year we commemorate the history of the…

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The Heyward-Washington House: 250 Years Old

The Charleston Museum will commemorate two major anniversaries over the next two years. January 12, 2023 will mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the museum that would ultimately become The Charleston Museum. This year, we will observe 250 years since the completion of the Heyward-Washington House. Constructed in…

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2021: A Year in Review

Season’s greetings to all our Museum friends! On behalf of The Charleston Museum Board of Trustees and staff, I wish you a joyous and healthy holiday season and a bright 2022. This year has been a year of transition for the Museum as we have dealt with the waxing and…

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Pottery, Archaeology & the Catawba Nation

The Catawba Nation in present-day Rock Hill is South Carolina’s only federally recognized tribe. Today, Catawba artisans are nationally recognized for their skill in producing highly burnished pottery, described by ethnohistorian Thomas Blumer as “a cultural treasure of tremendous worth.” The Museum’s collection features artisan vessels and archaeological fragments. During…

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