Charleston Museums
Where the Lowcountry Past Comes to Life

Downtown Brass Lantern

Explore the rich offerings of the many Charleston museums and uncover the history of the Holy City. Home to America's first museum founded in 1773, the Lowcountry entrusts these establishments to tell her story.

Each museum offers a different look into Charleston's past, so it's easy to say that you could get 'lost in the days of old.'


Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture

125 Bull Street
Charleston , SC 29424

American Military Museum

360 Concord St,. Ste. 9
Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Museum
America's First Museum!
See also Historic Charleston Attractions.

360 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
One of my favorite Charleston attractions!

25 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Citadel Museum

On the Ashley River near Hampton Park
Charleston, SC 29409
800-868-DAWGS or 843-953-6726

City Hall Gallery

80 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29402

Confederate Museum

Market Hall, 188 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

Edisto Island Museum

Hwy., 174
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Gibbes Museum of Art
One of my favorite Charleston attractions!

135 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401

Karpeles Manuscript Museum

68 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Museum Mile
One of my favorite Charleston attractions!
"Stroll the one-mile section of Meeting Street and you will discover six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine, as well as numerous historic houses of worship and public buildings including the Market and City Hall."

Meeting Street between Charleston Visitor Center and Nathaniel Russell House

North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum & Educational Center

4975 Centre Pointe Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418

Old Slave Mart Museum

6 Chalmers St.
Charleston, SC 29403

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
See also Historic Charleston Attractions.

40 Patriots Point Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-884-2727 or 866-831-1720

Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 21585
Charleston, SC 29413-1585

Postal Museum

Corner of Meeting and Broad sts.
Charleston, SC 29401

South Carolina Historical Society

100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Summerville Dorchester Museum

100 East Doty Avenue
Summerville, SC

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