Charleston Museum


The South Carolina Lowcountry has always been home to a cast of eclectic, unconventional characters – scholars, scientists, scribes, and socialites, revolutionaries and world travellers, collectors, curators. They have been lovers of the established and experimental, the rare, beautiful, odd and unusual. Their history is a blend of beauty and pain, grace and war, great storms and calm seas.

They are a melting pot of cultures and customs, remade with each changing tide. They are writers of a never-ending story that asks life’s most essential question: Who are we? The search for the answer is their reason for being. So, they dig into attics and archives. They pore over ancient artefacts, journals, and albums. They study, document, preserve, interpret, and share.


Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, American’s First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since.

Their collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation – about the South Carolina Lowcountry – and the stories that make us who we are. More …

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