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Obsessing over snow in Charleston? Then, you need to check out these c. 1899 snow photos from our Archives. Doesn't the Battery look bleak?!?!
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Brrrrr. What's the perfect thing to do on a chilly winter morning? Come learn about cozy quilts, of course! Join us this morning at 10:30 for a curator-led of "Quintessential Quilts." FREE for members or with regular museum admission! Details at http://bit.ly/IUEvue
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Members - our big Gift Shop Sale wraps up this weekend so be sure to stop by for last-minute gifts! Save 30%! Details at http://bit.ly/1gDSlBA
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The last of our Christmas Traditions Tours at the Joseph Manigault House is today(Dec 18) at 4:00! Tour this beautifully decorated Adam-style house and learn about the Christmas meals, songs, games and stories enjoyed by the Joseph Manigault Family. Details at http://bit.ly/ISppaG!
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Members: have you stopped by to take advantage of the great holiday sale going on? Members receive 30% off everything in the Museum Gift Shop through December 22!
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Imagine popping open an oyster with these! Oyster knives, c. 1865, outfitted with (whitetail) deer-antler handles, from the collections of the Charleston Museum.

Tickets are still available for our Oyster Roast on Sunday (Jan 12)! Join us for a gorgeous day of oysters & chili, history, music and scenery! Register online at http://bit.ly/ubM6Cq
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Welcome back to We are wrapping up the year of WW with a World War I era trench knife. Click http://bit.ly/1fkIJYC to learn more.
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SERIOUS OYSTER EATERS take note! Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Early Bird discount on our Oyster Roast tickets. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts and you can save $5 per tickets if you order before midnight! Details at http://bit.ly/s5oGiL
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Early Bird Special: Buy your Oyster Roast tickets by Monday, December 16 and save $5 per ticket! Use coupon code: OYSTER2014 at checkout here http://bit.ly/s5oGiL

Our annual Oyster Roast at the Dill Sanctuary is scheduled for Sunday, January 12, 2014. The day will be full of oysters, chili, live music by Blue Plantation, a history walk and non-stop gorgeous views of the Stono River! Join us and help us celebrate the Charleston Museum's 241st birthday! Details at http://bit.ly/s5oGiL

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Welcome back to #WeaponryWednesday! Today we are featuring a late 18th century volley gun for use in the Royal Navy. Click http://bit.ly/18kPcUo to learn more about this hefty "small" arm!
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360 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29403
360 Meeting StUSSCCharleston29403
(843) 722-2996charlestonmuseum.org
MuseumToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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, Heyward-Washington and Joseph Manigault houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City.
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America's first museum, founded in 1773, exhibits relics from South Carolina & Confederate history.- Google
People talk about joseph manigault house, heyward washington house, revolutionary war, artifacts and history and culture
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Nick Nothom
reviewed 3 months ago
I had a great time here and learned a lot. It's got a nice walk through setup so you don't miss anything. Would recommend to anyone interested in history. It may have the capacity to bore children, though.
Diane Boyler
reviewed a year ago
New to the area and several people recommended checking out the museum. We had a terrific time. It is one of the oldest and neatest museums I have ever been to. Learned a lot about Charleston's rich history. We will be taking our kids back when they are old enough to appreciate it. Highly recommend!
Chris Johns
reviewed 4 years ago
Although this museum isn't very large, it has many interesting exhibits for a small space (expect to spend an hour or two). It is an inexpensive unique activity. This museum covers the Civil War, plantation, and Revolutionary War eras very well. This museum is also a good place to check out if you have an interest in biology. As you walk in there is the full skeleton of a right wale that swam into the harbor in 1880. Most of the baleen is even intact. There are also a skeleton of an extinct crocodile, false-toothed pelican, and several other extinct organisms from the Oligocene (23 - 33.9 million years ago) that were collected from two rich fossil beds around Charleston. The other animal exhibits do a good job encompassing the modern day fauna of South Carolina. If you are into museums and have time, this is a good place to explore.
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Cindy Jones
reviewed 5 months ago
It would take an entire day to see and read all the exhibits here. I would recommend coming early and leaving for a break and coming back. It is nice that they will let you do that.
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Calvin Webster
reviewed a year ago
It's hard for me not to write an awesome review of the Charleston Museum. From Natural History, to Silver, to the Civil War, to the Rotating exhibits, everything in my mind is top notch. Where else in the united states can you view a preserved mummy, a full taxidermy leatherback sea turtle, some works of John Audubon...as well as a Civil war collection that peers many of the most renown museums in the nation. I love it. they also have very friendly staff and really solid weekly programming for kids and adults alike. History lives at the Charleston Museum!
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Alison Guerriere
reviewed 2 years ago
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Want to go again and again. Great depth of information here. Something for everyone.