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.
Soldiers Blue and Gray tells the story of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank- soldiers who recorrded theri experiences and emotions in the largest outpouring of letter writing in America’s history. In the first scholarly exacmination of the Civil War soldier published since Bell I. Wiley’s two-volume study half a century ago, James I. Robertson, Jr., draws upon hundreds of rare and obscure sources to produce a movin chronicle of what it was like to particpate in one of the bloodiest and most intense wars the world had ever seen.
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.