The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum

360 Meeting Street
Charleston SC 29403
843-722-2996

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  • Jun 26, 2020 by Kenneth Iosue

    Very nice. A ton more to see then you realize.

  • Jun 22, 2020 by Gary Retzel

    A must see if you're interested in the local history of Charleston. There are also several fossilized marine animals as Charleston had been submerged until, relatively speaking, recently. Only about 1 million years ago.

  • Jun 20, 2020 by Brian Kirkman

    I haven’t been here since I was a kid but it was everything I remember. The classic whale skeleton on the ceiling when you first walk in and many great exhibits. A great place if you have a thirst for history.

  • Jun 18, 2020 by Tricia Whipkey

    This was a wonderful museum! My favorite attraction in Charleston by far. They offered local exhibits as well as many historical offerings. Loved seeing the Egyptian mummy! Highly recommend visiting this museum during your visit to Charleston!

  • Jun 17, 2020 by Brandi Click

    We went shortly after opening on a Monday and had the entire place to ourselves until we were headed out. Face masks not required and it would of been nice to have the kids area open and some of the examples/drawers in use but plenty to see and learn without it. I like that its set up in a timeline and easy to follow. Employees were constantly cleaning and the areas were very well maintained. We visited while on vacation and enjoyed ourselves. Its great that children under 6 are free as well

  • Jun 03, 2020 by Ashley A

    I'm so glad this wonderful place decided to open back up when they did because I came to Charleston to celebrate my birthday but most everything was still closed due to the virus and I really love going to museums and this is the only one that was open so I was able to really enjoy my birthday after all truly a great museum definitely a must see when in town

  • Mar 19, 2020 by Kathy Valdez

    Excellent experience! Well displayed & informative. Great way to familiarize yourself with Charleston's history.

  • Mar 11, 2020 by Xeanaex LLC

    The Charleston Museum is a MUST SEE if you visit Charleston, SC! The museum dates back to the 1700's. It has lots of different exhibits, including lots of local history. It also has a section about animals, an Egyptian mummy, and a section about women's fashion over the years. The staff are very friendly too! You can also arrange a group to visit the archives. You can organize a children's group event too. Highly recommended!

  • Mar 07, 2020 by Donald Cushman

    The Charleston Museum is fairly large. Filled with Artifacts from the Early America Settlers. It's Well laid out in order. The Museum Attendant's are Wonderful and Knowledgeable

  • Jan 23, 2020 by Cindy Walker

    Very well presented history of Charleston. There was another exhibit on silver and textiles we didn't have time to visit. Plan on spending at least 2 hours here. There's a lot of reading so not sure how long it would hold a child's interest.

  • Jan 09, 2020 by King Ajizal

    This is a great museum. Their curation is a little dated but they had some absolutely outstanding artifacts. We were pleasantly surprised to see a nice natural history section too and were very impressed by their temporary exhibit on the early days of the museum. Start your Charleston trip here.

  • Oct 30, 2019 by Reba Deyerle

    This is a great place to learn some quick history about our beautiful state. It only takes an hour or two to walk through. Great for rainy days or if you're just looking for something to do and you're not sure what.

  • Sep 20, 2006 by historicflavor

    Plan on making this very interesting tour of Charleston's past...Things so well preserved and displayed the eye can not believe sometimes what is being viewed...Feel as if you are traveling back in time in sections of the hallways...Did not realize Charleston had such a long and diversified past in history...Enjoyed the Hunley Submarine replica on the museum grounds outside, since I came all the way from Florida to see the real Hunley with no luck...Something should be done about that, but thats another story...Anyway, this was really a great indoor visit on a rainy day so not as to waste a total day...Helpful personel and museum pricing was very resonable...