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Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
+1 843-722-2996
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Nice museum with small cafe

Small museum with an interesting collection of prints. Especially liked that they had a wood print... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tprost48127
So much to see in one place

The building may not look overly large from the outside, but there is a wealth of exhibits to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne F
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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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360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6297
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Reviewed yesterday

Small museum with an interesting collection of prints. Especially liked that they had a wood print and then the carved wood that made the print in the next case. Cafe lunch was very good - hot and cold selections with wine. Small shop sells jewelry...More

Thank tprost48127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building may not look overly large from the outside, but there is a wealth of exhibits to see on the inside. Admission price is around 15.00, which is a good value for the amount of time you will spend looking at everything from mummies...More

Thank Suzanne F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking thorough the exhibits you can learn a lot about Charleston and how the history has shaped it into the place it is today. There also two large exhibits that cater to children so they can learn something too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Charleston Museum (the oldest in the country) is a small museum focusing on the cultural and economic history of Charleston. It’s a fascinating history lesson displaying the effect the Revolutionary War, Civil War, fires and earthquakes have had on this historic city. There are...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Charleston Museum & Manigault House. You could spend a week if you were a history buff. Two (2) hours is enough prior to a late lunch at Hall’s - also delightful.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We chose the museum partly due to a poor weather forecast. It turned out to be better than anticipated. We opted not to spend the extra $$ to see the old buildings also associated with the museum. I had no idea how old the original...More

Thank Big-Deeee
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I feel like this place had potential but there wasn't much of anything. A lot of reading and nothing that really stood out $12 is a lot to pay for what we saw

Thank Jacquie P
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Visit a lot of city museums--would rate this one average. Covers quite a bit of material. A good rainy day activity and things to do for the kids. Would not spend the time if I had limited time (less than 3 days)

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

In Charleston to look at old mansions. The museum owns two mansions and offers a nice discount package which included the museum and two mansions. You can visit any of the three properties within a year of purchasing the tickets. We arrived around noon and...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We found ourselves in Charleston on a rainy day and decided it was a great time to revisit the museum. Exhibits change so there's always something different to see. This is the first museum established in the USA so it has accumulated many interesting and...More

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$10 minors $12 adults (>18 years)
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Numerous fees for one, two, or three sites associated with the museum. Suggest visiting their web site.
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