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.