Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29403- Map It
Phone: (843) 722-2996

AAA Editor Notes

Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. at jct. John St., was established in 1773 and, although housed in a modern facility, is considered the nation's oldest museum. Focusing on Charleston and the Lowcountry, the museum houses displays about natural history, archeology, ornithology, decorative arts and cultural history. A children's room contains interactive exhibits and activities. A replica of H.L. Hunley is displayed outside the museum. The Joseph Manigault and Heyward-Washington houses are museum sites as well.
$12; $10 (ages 13-17); $5 (ages 3-12). Combination tickets are available (ages 13 and older only) with Heyward-Washington House or Joseph Manigault House at $18 for two sites, $25 for three sites.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.