Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum 


Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum

An architectural treasure, the Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum is housed in a fireproof National Historic Landmark building. The museum features interactive exhibits on the people, places, and movements that shaped the state and nation. Pairing personal manuscripts, maps, and artifacts with innovative technology, visitors experience illuminating moments in our country’s past. 

The museum is divided into six galleries: 

  • Exploration and Settlement
  • Building a State and a Nation
  • Secession, Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Natural Disasters and the Charleston Renaissance
  • Art, Literature and Culture
  • Rotating Exhibit

    Allow about an hour to an hour and a half to view everything in the museum. The museum has metered street parking and is close to nearby public parking garages.


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Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum
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Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum
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Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum

Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum Hours and Admission


Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday and Sunday
Last admission is 3:15 pm

Admission:
Adults (13+) $12
Senior (62+) $10
Military $10
Child (6-17) $8
Children 4 and under Free

Tickets are valid for two consecutive days


Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum Address and Map


SC Historical Society Museum
100 Meeting St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 723-3225
SC Historic Society Museum Website


Current and Upcoming Events
at the 
Charleston South
Carolina Historical Society Museum


What: Madeira to Moonshine: A Drink History
When: Oct. 7, 2022 
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Historic Fireproof Building, 100 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401
Admission: $75

Join us for “Madeira to Moonshine: A Drink History” on Friday, October 7th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a tour of historic Charleston sites and cocktails inspired by historic recipes!

Guests will begin their adventure in the historic Fireproof Building (100 Meeting Street) with Dorothy Heyward’s Champagne Punch, hors d’oeuvres and a brief “drink history” of Mrs. Heyward’s favorite cocktails from the Charleston Renaissance era by historian Harlan Greene. The next stop will be the Blind Tiger Pub where guests will enjoy drinks devoted to Charleston’s rumrunning and moonshine history. The last site of the evening is the Edmondston-Alston House at 21 E. Battery, overlooking the Charleston Harbor, where we’ll end the evening with a tasting of madeira and dessert.

Tickets include drinks (specific specialty cocktails, wine, or madeira), heavy hors d’oeuvres, and admission to each location. Guests will be walking to each location. This event takes place rain or shine. No refunds on this event. Participants must be at least 21 years old. ID required. Purchase tickets online.


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