The Charleston Museum

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360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 360 Meeting St, Charleston Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+18437222996
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Report | 17 days ago
Not very friendly staff.
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Report | 16 days ago
Thank you for an interesting and educational experience.
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Report | 14 days ago
It was AWESOME!
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Report | 15 days ago
Lots of interesting exhibits!
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Great hidden gem!
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Report | 15 days ago
It is small but has a great section on Coastal Carolina history, and the "old" artifacts are interesting.
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Report | 15 days ago
Great overview of the Charleston area. Interesting exhibits.We had a great time there.
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Report | 15 days ago
I ALMOST FAINTED WHEN I SAW THE AMPUTATION KIT AND THE MAN WITHOUT ANESTHESIA SMILING JUST BEFORE THEY ARE AMPUTATING HIS LOWER LEG! HAHAHA
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Report | 15 days ago
I especially enjoy the house tours and the textiles exhibit. I also appreciate that the Charleston Museum strives to be a Museum of Charleston. I enjoy the local history. Thank you!
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Report | 4 years ago
Very good for anyone interested in history and slavery.It shows how fortunate we are to have all that we have today.
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When the Charleston Museum was founded in 1773, South Carolina was still a British colony. Today, the museum is itself a historical gem, surviving both the American Revolution and Civil War and acquiring an astounding collection of South Carolinian artifacts along the way. Nine permanent exhibits include the Armory, brimming with antique weaponry, and the Lowcountry History Hall, which chronicles the land's metamorphosis from a tribal society into an agricultural empire, telling the story with early trading goods, slave badges, and pottery. Temporary exhibits change regularly, keeping visitors on their toes in the same way changing cell phone numbers every 24 hours does.

The museum extends its history-preserving mission to two area homes: the 19th-century Joseph Manigault House, once home to a wealthy rice plantation owner, and the Heyward-Washington House, where George Washington once stayed during a weeklong visit to the city. Restored rooms, period pieces, and loudly snoring grandfather clocks await guests during scheduled tours.

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