Whether you're looking for artistic inspiration or to brush up on your art knowledge, Hunley Conservation Lab in North Charleston is the museum for you.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this museum is sure to dish out something delicious.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this museum.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If museum hopping is your thing, don't skip over North Charleston's North Charleston City Fire Department, which features exhibits everyone will enjoy.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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Pushing the boundaries of conventional artwork, this H and M Collectibles features one-of-a-kind pieces that will easily dress up any room.
You can keep your car safe during your shopping visit when you opt to park at one of the nearby options.
Though built only in 2011, the nonprofit Redux Contemporary Art Center’s new 12,000-square-foot facility stays bustling all year, hosting six to eight free exhibitions in two galleries. After taking in the artwork, visitors can attend numerous free events, such as artist talks, film screenings, panels, and concerts. More than 100 classes foster artistic inclinations throughout the year as local qualified instructors help students master disciplines such as painting, drawing, and printmaking.
Redux's galleries stay full thanks in part to its 22 private artist studios, which accommodate emerging and mid-career artists with up to 240 square feet of creative space. Twenty-four-hour studio passes grant access to Redux’s darkroom, print studio, and woodshop. To encourage a sense of community, artists can participate in quarterly critiques, attend visiting-artist lectures, and debate their studio neighbors on artistic controversies such as whether Michelangelo’s David is as good as the earlier one he sculpted from Play-Doh.
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.
Tour guides Mike Brown and Dennis Stiles have a lot of credentials to back up their narrated tours. Mike has done extensive research on pirates in the Carolinas, and Dennis is a past president of The Poetry Society and a senior docent at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Despite all their historical cred, the duo thinks their love of Charleston is the biggest asset they have in leading daily tours around the city. Multiple tours run each day, and during each the guides shed light on historical facts and spin tales of all the spooky haunts in the area as tour groups follow along at a mild walking pace. Whether entering historic homes, visiting haunted gravesites, or descending into the eerie depths of the Exchange Building & Provost Dungeon, the guides keep guests as educated and entertained as a dinner party with the many impressions of Robin Williams.