The Charleston Museum, Charleston

4.5
The Charleston Museum, reportedly the oldest museum in the United States, delves into the country's history, natural history, and ancient artifacts from around the world. Founded in 1773, the museum was inspired by the establishment of the British museum in London. Learn about the Native American people who originally inhabited the area, as well as the African slaves and European settlers who came along later. More exhibits teach about the history of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the weaponry of those conflicts. Other highlights include ancient Egyptian artifacts, historical textiles, South Carolina natural history, and the Loeblein gallery of Charleston silver. Add The Charleston Museum to your Charleston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Charleston itinerary planner.
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  • Nice museum about the history of Charleston. Great information for adults and children a like and a good place to start if you are a first time traveler to the city. Spent about 3 hours here. Would su...  more »
  • Budget 2 hours MINIMUM for this place ... 3-4 if you can spare it. As “America’s Oldest Museum,” it deserves a deep dive, and I was captivated by the old taxidermied specimens as well as the more curr...  more »
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  • While one of the oldest museums in North America the current location houses a wealth of unsurpassed Low Country history from early settlement days to current history. In addition displays on the native natural environment and geography are accurate and informative. This is a must see building if you want to understand Charleston and its history,
  • Was here 2 years ago and enjoyed it very much. Very eclectic museum that has skeletal remains of wild animals, Egyptian artifacts and period decor, etc. Lots of history as it is the oldest museum in the United States. Great for the entire family and at an affordable price.

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