Charleston Museum

360 Meeting ST

Charleston, SC 29403


Phone: (843) 722-2996

City: Charleston

Region: Coastal & Islands

Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum, founded in 1773, is often referred to as “America’s First Museum” and showcases a variety of cultural and natural history artifacts that tell the story of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Museum’s permanent exhibitions include:The Lowcountry History Hall, a Civil War exhibit, the Natural History Gallery, and an impressive Silver Collection that spans from the Colonial Era to the Victorian Age. Our “Early Days” exhibit contains a mummy, mummy case and other ancient artifacts. “Kidstory” is an interactive exhibit that allows children to explore, hands-on, the rich cultural and natural history of Charleston and the Lowcountry. Activities include: tea parties, try-on clothing, turning on a lighthouse, and identifying bird calls.The Historic Textiles Gallery features regularly rotating exhibits from the Museum’s extensive collection of historic textiles, ranging from uniforms and flags to dresses, quilts and needlework. Various workshops and events are offered throughout the year and can be found on The Charleston Museum’s website.

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