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

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: 2023 Winter Lecture Series: “War Against Everyone: South Carolina, 1670-1720”
When: Feb. 7, 2023
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm.
Where: Zoom
Admission: $10 per session

“War Against Everyone: South Carolina, 1670-1720” – Dr. John Navin of Coastal Carolina University. A Massachusetts native, Dr. Navin joined CCU’s department of History in 1999 after several years at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. He holds a Master’s degree from Boston College and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Navin teaches courses on the Colonial, Revolutionary, Early National, and Antebellum periods. He is the longest-serving member of the university’s Faculty Senate and served as Associate Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts from 2001 to 2008 and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication in 2009-10. Register online.


What: 2023 Winter Lecture Series: “Freedom Deferred: Free People of Color and Enslaved Experiences in the American Revolution”
When: Feb. 21, 2023
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm.
Where: Zoom
Admission: $10 per session

“Freedom Deferred: Free People of Color and Enslaved Experiences in the American Revolution” presented by David Dangerfield of USC Salkehatchie. Professor Dangerfield is a native of the South Carolina lowcountry and has been a member of the USC-Salkehatchie faculty since 2015. His research interests include free persons of color and non-elite whites in the antebellum South and South Carolina history. Register online.


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