Charleston Museum

360 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29403


The Charleston Museum, America’s first museum, showcases a variety of cultural and natural history artifacts that tell the story of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Visitors of all ages will be transported back through time, viewing artifacts from ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton to elegant costumes and Charleston silver. Explore the rich social, natural and architectural heritage at the Museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses. Families will enjoy Kidstory, a hands-on exhibit for children.

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360 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: 843-722-2996
Fax: 843-722-1784


  • Civil War
  • Admission : Adults $10, children ages 3-12 $5, under 3 free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Sa 9am-5pm; Su 1-5pm; last tour at 4:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving 1/2 day Christmas Eve, Christmas
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card