Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update


The Charleston Museum, Heyward-Washington House & the Joseph Manigault House are OPEN.

Tours at the Historic Houses begin on the hour starting at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM.
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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Wedding Colors

The popularity of the white wedding dress is credited to Queen Victoria and her extraordinary wedding to Albert of Saxe-Coburg in 1840. The desire to emulate her enchanting bridal regalia crossed the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean with speed and enthusiasm. An entire wedding etiquette and propriety grew and…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Pelagornis

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. First, a big thank you to all those who have responded to our fundraising mailing and made a donation to the Natural History Gallery project.  Your…

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Director Carl P. Borick’s Lecture on American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South

Director Carl Borick recently gave a lecture at Anderson House, the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington DC, on American prisoners of war during the American Revolution.  Many prisoners in the Southern Campaigns were captured or held in Charleston, and Mr. Borick discussed their fates during the…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Pleistocene

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. In case you missed it, the Elemental gala, put on by our FANS (Friends and Needed Supporters) of The Charleston Museum last Friday, in support of…

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Storeroom Stories: Cooking in the Heyward-Washington House kitchen

  The Heyward-Washington kitchen features a large cooking fireplace and bake oven popular in the eighteenth century. Excavations in the cellar and around the building produced the remains of foods and the vessels used to prepare foods. Glazed earthenware pots and pans joined the more durable cast iron griddles, pans,…

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