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



SC Educator


Children under 5


General Ticket Information:

  • SCHS Museum tickets can be purchased on-site.
  • Children 5 years and under: FREE
  • The museum is self-guided.
  • Group tours 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.
  • Service dogs, when identified, are permitted throughout the museum, however therapy dogs and animal companions are not permitted in the museum.
  • The museum is closed:
    • Sundays and Mondays
    • Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)
    • Thursday, November 21 (Thanksgiving Day)
    • Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas 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.