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Nighttime at the Museum 2015
Date: June 5, 2013
Time: 6 - 8 pm
http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=617
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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
#charleston   #christmas   #deals  
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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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Feast your eyes on the gorgeous decorations at our Joseph Manigault House! The Garden Club of Charleston did a truly splendid job with this year's theme. View the photo gallery at http://bit.ly/1bU8jFK.

Come see them for yourself by December 29. Better yet, enjoy the decorations during one of our Christmas Traditions Tours on Dec 11 & 18 - details at http://bit.ly/ID7Vz1.
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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?!?!
These images of Charleston in the snow come to us from various photographers and donors - some with more information than others. Compiled weather statistics gave us a possible dates…there just has...
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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 StreetUSSouth CarolinaCharleston29403
(843) 722-2996charlestonmuseum.org
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America's first museum, founded in 1773, exhibits relics from South Carolina & Confederate history.- Google
"New to the area and several people recommended checking out the museum."
"My family and I enjoyed this experience very much."
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Tracie Smith
a week ago
Friendly staff. Great local culture and history. Fun for all ages. Offers children's discovery area.
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Brian Wassman
a month ago
Great place to learn where Charleston has been and how it got to where it is today. Lots of history and this museum has very interesting items.
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Miranda Drake
6 months ago
This museum was wonderful. There were so many artifacts, that I recommend setting aside a few hours to be able to read everything. My favorite part was the textile portion. They had beautiful wedding gowns from various time periods. The coolest part? Pictures of several brides were posted right behind the dress, which gives a fuller picture and allows the viewer to really step back in time. A couple of hoop skirts, wrap skirts, and jackets were provided for people to try on....yes I definitely tried them on and you should too. It's fun! They also have interesting ceramics. The slaves badges were very interesting and hearing the difference in roles between rice and cotton slaves was very educational. They definitely only skimmed the surface concerning slavery though. If you're looking for a more in depth look, I heard the Avery Research Center (part of the college of Charleston) does a great job at chronicling African American history in Charleston. My main criticism is that there's nothing about the Gullah people. I know technically they inhabited an island off the coast so they're not necessarily Charleston history. However, if you take a carriage ride, walk through the market, or listen to other tours, they often mention the Gullah people (especially in regards to the beautiful baskets sold in the market). I was just hoping that the museum would mention their background a bit, how they inhabited the island, their culture, and how their culture was influenced by or has impacted Charleston. Other than that, it was wonderful. I highly recommend spending some time here.
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Braven Burleson
3 weeks ago
Outstanding museum. You will spend hours in here.
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Nathan Strutz
2 months ago
It's a museum about Charleston, that was the only museum in Charleston, so the museum itself has its own unique history. I brought my kids here (ranging 7 to 13) and we found enough to keep out eyes busy for a few hours. There are a few interactive things to do. It was fun, but on the expensive side. Not a requirement for visiting Charleston, but it's somewhere good to learn the history of the area and get a feel for South Carolinian quirkiness.
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Chrys Blackstone
4 months ago
Americas first museum! It may not be the biggest or most elaborate but the history surrounding the museum alone makes this a must visit. See the Egyptian artifacts and Charlestons very own polar bear. 3 sites to check out including the museum itself as well as two historic homes. Weather you are a local or just visiting everyone should come experience this museum.
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Bill Harrell
a month ago
Excellent museum about history of Charleston. Has tons of historical items and a must stop for history buffs.
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Robert Moore
in the last week
Good place to take the family and very good tour guides