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.
The perfect gift for any James Islander! This map of James Island SC, 1863-1864, was drawn by Robert E. Mellichamp from memory and presented to William G. Hinson in 1888. This placemat makes a splendid accent to your home office or a wonderful conversational piece in your dining room. The map featured on this placemat is from the Museum’s Archives Collection.
In the Museum’s Armory, see excellent examples of historic weaponry, dating from 1750 to the twentieth century, with uses that ranged from military to more personal applications such as hunting and dueling.
In the Lowcountry History Hall, see materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry and the African American and European settlers who transformed the region into an agricultural empire.
In the Natural History gallery you will see an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals that have called the South Carolina Lowcountry home since prehistory, including contributions from noted naturalists.