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Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Well curated museum

Large museum with something to interest everyone. I really enjoyed the textile portion as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
103Katherine
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Good job covering history Charleston, good quilting section

Friendly and informative staff selling tickets. All exhibits are on second floor. New building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bwimpyow
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Ottawa, Canada
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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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“natural history” (70 reviews)
“civil war” (111 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (13 reviews)
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360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
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+1 843-722-2996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large museum with something to interest everyone. I really enjoyed the textile portion as well as learning some of Charleston's history.

Thank 103Katherine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and informative staff selling tickets. All exhibits are on second floor. New building must be an elevator. Well laid out - walk clockwise around the floor to see all the exhibits. Covers rice growing era, the revolutionary and civil war periods. Some natural history....More

Thank bwimpyow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learned so much more about the history of the local area than I ever would have imagined. It also included pieces and informative exhibits from all over the world as well. It was much more thorough and expansive than I ever would’ve imagined. Very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fun museum, lots of things to see in a small space. A lot of history and things from the area. close to the visitor center parking structure.

Thank Allan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first stop on museum mile event This museum is fantastic for locals and visitors The traveling displays are always wonderful

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent time going through the dinosaur and animal areas, which took up our time from the best parts, and we had to hurry through the war section which was excellent

Thank Gay A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed it. Found it on our second visit to Charleston .parking across the street. Don't be fooled by the Huntley replica outside . The Huntley is not displayed there. We knew before hand its preservation is being done at the warren lasch conservation center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't really aware of this museum. It was across the street from our hotel, so we just wandered over. It was a super nice surprise. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed every bit of it. We recommend this to people who likes history. Take a lot of pictures, it is worth it.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This museum was an excellent way to understand the history and culture of Charleston. We spent two hours and could not believe how much we learned. It sensitively interprets some difficult periods of U.S. history. The displays were interesting and varied. As a numismatist I...More

1  Thank SirFrances_MmeKen
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Frank S
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Response from Fred M | Reviewed this property |
Numerous fees for one, two, or three sites associated with the museum. Suggest visiting their web site.
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