Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Storeroom Stories: Washington Sash

  When George Washington launched his grand Southern Tour in 1791, overwhelming enthusiasm and gratitude greeted him at every step. Charleston, of course, was no exception. Arriving that May and staying in what is now The Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House, President Washington attended numerous balls and receptions in his honor…

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A Word from the Director, January 2015

Happy New Year!!! I send a sincere thank you to all those who made contributions to the 2014 Annual Appeal. Your donations, memberships, and support helped us achieve a great deal in 2014 and we are looking forward to an exciting 2015. Among our achievements in 2014 were two excellent…

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Storeroom Stories: Xenorophid Whale

The Charleston Museum holds the largest collection of Oligocene cetaceans, or whales, in the world. The Oligocene epoch is a geologic time period spanning from roughly 23 million years ago (mya) to 34 mya, and it represents a very important time period for cetacean evolution. Many species of Oligocene cetaceans…

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Fashion Flashback is taking shape

As we were preparing the garments that will be shown in our upcoming textile exhibition, Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style that Changed America, one dress seemed to stand out as a marvelous selection for a December holiday party. Made of changeable taffeta, the dress would shimmer between a…

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2014 Holiday Decorations at The Joseph Manigault House

The Garden Club of Charleston, once again, brought holiday spirit into the Joseph Manigault House, adorning its rooms, hallways, and stairways with greenery, feathers, ribbons, and more! These spectacular arrangements represent this year’s chosen theme, A 19th Century Christmas Reverie, by decorating as Charleston families would have done in years…

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