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.


Admission Rates for the South Carolina Historical Society Museum






60+ $10



Non-SC Educators



6-17 years $8

SC Educators


Children under 5


Free admission every Saturday in October 2023:

  • Five years ago, we opened the doors to the SCHS Museum at the Fireproof Building! In that time, we’ve seen so many people get to experience our state’s history through the stories of the people, places, and movements that our exhibits display. We want to make sure everyone can learn this history, so we’re excited to announce that the Museum will offer free admission every Saturday throughout October 2023 during our Fall for History campaign!

General Ticket Information:

  • Tickets can be purchased on-site or online here.
  • Children 5 years and under: FREE
  • Tickets are valid for two consecutive days up to one year from the date of purchase.
  • The museum is self-guided.
  • Group rates are available; please email our Education Coordinator or call 843-723-3225, ext. 120, 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:
    • Sundays and Mondays
    • Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
    • Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)

Museum Address

100 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Monday & Sunday
Recommended 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!
  • We regret we cannot provide exchanges or refunds.