Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum 


Charleston South Carolina Historical Society Museum

An architectural treasure in its own right, 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
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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 (5-12) $5
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: Ask an Archivist!
When: Wed., Oct. 13. 2021
Time: 1:00 pm 
Where: Virtual
Admission: Free

Have you ever wondered what archivists do, what we collect, or what’s the oldest item in our collection? During this program, our knowledgeable team of archivists will be available to answer your questions about the society's archives. Register for free here


What: Part 1: Greenville: Textile Crescent Tour
When: Oct. 29, 2021 
Time: 9:30 am 
Where: The Charleston Museum
Admission: Members: $40 / person or $70 / couple; Non-members $50 / person or $90 / couple

During this specially designed self-guided driving tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about mills that are still standing and share the fascinating history of what was once known as the "Textile Center of the World." Purchase tickets here.


What: Part 2: Beaufort: Historic Churches Tour
When: Sat. Nov. 13, 2021 
Time: 9:30 am
Where: The Charleston Museum
Admission: Members: $40 / person or $70 / couple; Non-members $50 / person or $90 / couple

This self-guided walking tour will include six historic churches, which today are still vibrant centers of faith. Noted historians Larry Rowland, Ph.D. and John McCardell, Ph.D. will provide an opening lecture. Purchase tickets here.


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