Immerse yourself in the history of South Carolina.

An architectural treasure in its own right, the South Carolina Historical Society Museum is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and features interactive exhibits on the people, places, and movements that shaped the state and nation.


The South Carolina Historical Society Museum is now open.






62+ $10


5-12 years $5
  • Children 4 years and under: FREE.
  • Tickets are valid for two consecutive days up to one year from date of purchase.
  • While the museum is self-guided, docent-led gallery tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM (tours free with museum admission).
  • Group rates are available; please email our Museum Director or call 843-723-3225, ext. 122, for more information.


Planning your visit to the Museum?

  • We are located near several public garages. Metered parking can also be found on the surrounding blocks.
  • The entrance to the museum is located on Meeting Street next to Washington Square.
  • Wheelchair access is available through the Meeting Street entrance. Both floors of the museum are accessible by elevator.
  • The museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Museum Address

100 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 1 PM-4 PM
Last admission is 3:15 PM


  • Visit our education website for the latest information on our family and adult programs, classroom and community outreach programs, field trip options, and more!
  • For information on donating artifacts to the museum, please click here.
  • We regret we cannot provide exchanges or refunds.