CHARLESTON MUSEUMS

CHARLESTON ATTRACTIONS: TOP 10 MUSEUMS

Charleston, South Carolina is rich with history and served by wonderful museums covering a wide range of history and topics.

American Military Museum
Military history dating from the American Revolution to contemporary conflicts

The Citadel Museum
History of South Carolina’s military college since 1842

The Charleston Museum
America’s first museum, established in 1773. features wonderful history and natural science exhibits as well as Kidstory, a permanent exhibit making history more accessible to children

The Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston’s fine arts museum since 1905

The Hunley
This salvaged Civil War submarine sank a Union ship before mysteriously sinking.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum
features unique exhibits of primary sources of primary sources

The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Children will enjoy this interactive underground exhibit

The Old Slave Mart Museum
an in-depth look at Charleston’s role in slavery and this historic slave-trading site

The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
features many restored trucks and firefighting apparatus and a theater and indoor playground too

The Powder Magazine
Don’t miss seeing Charleston’s oldest public building which played a pivotal role in the walled city of Charles Towne

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