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Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Quite an amazing collection!

We enjoyed a leisurely visit strolling through the historical collection in the Charleston Museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane S
Tucker, Ga Usa
Great Museum

The museum was nice. There is a store in the museum if you would like to purchase things. You want... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrews, SC
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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 1 week ago

We enjoyed a leisurely visit strolling through the historical collection in the Charleston Museum and were delighted at the diversity of the collection. Documentation and details were nicely presented as we walked from prehistoric times through to the late 1800s, early 1900s. There were video...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was nice. There is a store in the museum if you would like to purchase things. You want be disappointed my 17 year loved it. The museum would be good for maybe 3rd grade on up. There is free parking also.

Thank CrystalAndrews_SC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Charleston Museum isn't very large but it's packed full with VERY interesting memorabilia, artifacts, photos, and displays of life in Charleston going back to its origin among the native Americans. You can follow through the Revolutionary War and the War of Northern Aggression (as...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially I thought this museum was a bit sparse, i.e., not many exhibits. However there was so much to see on the upper floor, it was very interesting to learn so much about the history of this great historic city

Thank NXW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brief but excellent and beautiful presentation of the history of one of America's small handful of most interesting places.

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you have enough time for more than the basics. A very pleasant museum with a good vibe and nice collection.

Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The intense heat and rain forecast were the catalyst for our visit. Cost for this small museum, with some of the exhibits under construction was $12 per adult. We saw some hands on activities related to the eclipse for kids and we were treated to...More

Thank Analia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rather small museum that we were able to see in one hour. To see all exhibits thoroughly would probably take two hours. It displays Charleston's history going back to the native people. This was our first time visiting Charleston and this museum...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had about 1/2 an hour to whip through this small, delightful museum, but it was well worth it. I really liked their exhibit on Charleston silver. There were examples of all kinds of formal and informal serving ware from sugar tongs to ale...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
I have no memory of it. Sorry. Bet you could find it on line.