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“Oldest in the country” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charleston Museum

Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
843-722-2996
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Ranked #25 of 112 Attractions in Charleston
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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852 reviews 852 reviews
415 attraction reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
“Oldest in the country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Though pretty small, this is the oldest museum in the country, which automatically ups the cool factor for me! The combo price is pretty good ($22 for three museums, or $10 each individually), and they have a whale skeleton hanging up. Take a look!

Visited July 2014
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Fort Myers
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“I Really Enjoyed This Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very informative, full of artifacts, documents, photos of the history of Charleston. Great for history buffs. Loved it!

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great place to get a break from the heat and give yourself a self guided tour of Charleston's history. Great things for kids to do upstairs including dress like colonial Charlestonians dress like confederate soldiers and more.

Visited July 2014
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Montecito, California
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42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While Charleston is a small city, I thought they did a reasonably good job with what they had to work with. Nice two story facility that was well maintained. Helpful and passionate staff.

Visited June 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really enjoyed the short videos they had about plantation life they were very educational and entertaining. It was fun to peruse the artifacts while listening/watching the videos. I wish there had been more videos near the Civil War areas.

Visited July 2014
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