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Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Great historical exhibits, but currently undergoing renovations

There are several interesting pieces here, but due to renovations over half of the museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Madison, Mississippi
Rainy day activity

Several exhibits were closed during our visit, but we were thankful to find an indoor activity when... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City. Featuring: Lowcountry History, Historic Armory, Charleston in the Revolutionary War, "City Under Seige" (civil war), Natural History Hall, Kidstory, and Historic Textiles Gallery
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360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are several interesting pieces here, but due to renovations over half of the museum is currently closed. In a city filled with historical sites and buildings, you could see a lot more outside of this museum. Maybe a good rainy day experience but otherwise...More

1  Thank JVass
Reviewed 5 days ago

Several exhibits were closed during our visit, but we were thankful to find an indoor activity when our visit to Charleston was rained out. They did not lower their prices even though these exhibits were closed through 9/23 ($12 per person if you only view...More

1  Thank BlueVB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting! We were able to witness the taping of a news segment relating to lost silver communion service that was found and restored and on display.

Thank Karenmh87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in Charleston history - this is the place to go! The museum was very well organized and informational - they had a lot on display and you could spend hours there! There weren't many visitors there when we went - which...More

1  Thank JLT0817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provides an excellent overview of the history of the area including writings, relics and more. The early years of the settlement, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and more. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amazing architecture hides what is inside - it is one of the oldest museums in the US and looks it. They need a new director who understands the function of a modern museum - it is not about having awed hoards walking through with...More

2  Thank PeanutWellington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed touring this museum. Learned a lot about the history of Charleston. My only complaint is that some areas were too wordy.....lots of reading. It is not a museum that would hold children's interests very long.

Thank TallyFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire museum is worthy of a visit at least every year; however, I especially love the textiles gallery exhibit of quilts and the silver gallery. The house tours and the museums are an excellent value and will provide hours of interesting displays and information.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the presentation of artifacts and story telling of this unique area's rich history, good and bad.

Thank Pressuredoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first museum in America, the Charleston Museum presents some wonderful artifacts and a comprehensive history of the Charleston area. The museum is exceptionally well-designed and well-maintained. My personal view is that the museum is an attraction for young and old alike. Our 14 year...More

Thank Fred M
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I have no memory of it. Sorry. Bet you could find it on line.