Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Heyward-Washington House (audio tour)

Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last tour begins at 4:15 pm)
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (last tour begins at 4:15 pm)

The Joseph Manigault House (guided tour)

Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last tour begins at 4:30 pm)
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (last tour begins at 4:30 pm)

Holiday Schedule

The Museum and its Historic Houses are closed on the following holidays:
Easter Sunday
Christmas Eve (closed at 1:30pm)
Christmas Day



For those wishing to visit two or more of these sites, our Combination Tour Tickets offer significant discounts on adult admissions (sorry, no child ticket discounts). The more sites you visit, the more you save!

Single-site and Combination Tour Ticket Prices *

Adult (18 years+)

Museum: $15.00
Historic House: $15.00
Two Sites: $22.00 - You Save $8.00!
Three Sites: $30.00 - You Save $15.00!

Youth (13 to 17 years)

Museum: $12.00
Historic House: $12.00

Child (3 to 12 years)

Museum: $6.00
Historic House: $6.00
NOTE: Children ages 2 and under are admitted FREE

Buy Single Tickets

Group Tour Discounts

Information on group tours and pricing. Please contact us at (843) 722-2996 ext. 236 or [email protected] for assistance in booking your reservation.

Buy Group Tickets

One Person Per Ticket. No Exchanges or Refunds.
*The Charleston Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by admissions income.

Planning Your Visit

Cell Phones

Please be courteous of other visitors when using cell phones in the Museum building. Silent use, such as text messaging, is permitted throughout the building. If you have to make or take a call, please do so in the Museum lobby or our central courtyard.

Cell use is not permitted at the Museum's historic houses. Please turn off or place cell phones on silent while enjoying guided tours.

Coat Check

Coat check is available at the Charleston Museum to store personal items during your visit. Suitcases, backpacks, shopping or oversized bags, umbrellas, and other large items should be checked to ensure the safety of the collections. Valuables, such as computers, cameras, credit cards, cash, phones, purses, etc., should remain with visitors at all times.

Lost and Found

If you have inadvertently left something at the Museum, please contact the admissions desk at 843-722-2996 ext. 221

If you have left something at a historic house, please contact the house at:
Heyward-Washington House: 843-722-0354
Joseph Manigault House: 843-723-2926

Food and Drink

Food or drink is not permitted in the Museum exhibit galleries or historic houses.


Photography for personal use is permitted in the Museum and its historic houses, but, please, no flash photography. Due to safety concerns, tripods are not allowed. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced or distributed commercially. For Press and other special photography requests, please contact the PR department at 843-722-2996 ext. 224 or [email protected]


Compact strollers are permitted in the Museum. Over-sized strollers, such as jogging strollers can be checked at the gift shop for your convenience. Strollers are permitted on the first floors of the Museum's historic houses. They may be left on the first floors while visitors tour the second floors of the houses.