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Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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A Typical Museum

Informative and interesting story of the area. Good artifacts and explanation. One thing not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yakima, Washington
Great Information

We enjoyed this museum. Gives great historical information about the area, including many artifacts... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Hampshire
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The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City. Featuring: Lowcountry History, Historic Armory, Charleston in the Revolutionary War, "City Under Seige" (civil war), Natural History Hall, Kidstory, and Historic Textiles Gallery
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Informative and interesting story of the area. Good artifacts and explanation. One thing not included were the atrocities of the treatment of the slaves. It revealed hard work and life style but not the hardships of being subjected to some harsh treatment. Worth the stop,...More

Thank Gringrinb
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed this museum. Gives great historical information about the area, including many artifacts from the city and surrounding area which had many Rice plantations.

Thank NHhistorybuff
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The well organized displays taught me a lot about the history of Charleston, from Native American times through the Colonial era, slavery and the Civil War. This is a must-see if you enjoy history. Limited exhibits of interest to children, although they were interactive so...More

Thank formerexpatCT
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice museum but didn't have anything that was a must-see. Interesting to see the history of the area.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On visit with my parents who are both huge history fanatics and they say one of the best well rounded museums they have ever been too. Nice surprise!! Something for everyone!! Would highly recommend !

Thank scottandjane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. They have so many different artifacts from all over to look at. Charleston is an amazing city rich in history. Take the time to explore this museum.

Thank rnforravens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a lot of exhibits and information packed into one place. It was nice seeing all the history. My 6 year old daughter absolutely loved the Egyptian portion and my 1 year old son loved the animals. There is a nice variety of items....More

Thank luvchevys21
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a couple from England and we all were surprised by the quality of this museum. Conveniently located across from the visitor center.

Thank stillwatercove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is full of priceless artifacts which trace the history of Charleston.This is worth the trip

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in downtown Charelston. It has its own free parking lot which helps visitors in an area tough to find parking. The museum begins with early history of Charleston and moves in chonological order to the present time. There is a heavy...More

Thank Donald M
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Joann M
Is the museum open sundays
3 October 2016|
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Savannah W
Does it cost anything?
25 September 2016|
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Response from Cathy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fee