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Explore the Charleston, SC Museum Mile

Charleston's Museum Mile features the richest concentration of cultural sites open to visitors in downtown. Stroll the one-mile section of Meeting Street and you will discover six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine. Take the kids on a journey through the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, catch a glimpse of historic artifacts at the Charleston Museum, or learn about the history of the Aiken-Rhett House and Heyward-Washington House. For art lovers, the Gibbes Museum of Art can also be found just up the street along the mile.
 
  • Aiken-Rhett House
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Nathaniel Russell House Museum
  • The Charleston Museum
  • Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Heyward- Washington House
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
  • Confederate Museum
 
Aiken Rhett House, South Carolina
Aiken Rhett House

Aiken Rhett House

Guests can visit this historic home of William Aiken Jr., a South Carolina Governor, carefully preserved and maintained today as one of the city’s most treasured tourist sites and museums.
48 Elizabeth St., Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Charleston Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

This timeless art gallery is home to more than 10,000 works of fine art, mostly American works, many of which hold strong connections to the city of Charleston and to the South in general.
135 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Nathaniel Russell House Museum at Charleston
Nathaniel Russell House Museum

Nathaniel Russell House Museum

Widely regarded as one of the country’s most important Neoclassical houses, this 1808 home was built by wealthy shipping merchant Nathaniel Russell in the then-popular Federal style.
51 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina 29401
The Charleston Museum at Charleston
The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum

The oldest museum in the United States, the Charleston Museum is home to natural and local history exhibits and displays that range from decorative arts to fossils, artifacts and ceramics.
360 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina 29403
South Carolina Old Slave Mart Museum
Old Slave Mart Museum

Old Slave Mart Museum

This former slave auction building houses displays that lead guests through the story of the slave trade in Charleston. It’s the only known extant building in the state to be used for slave auctions.
6 Chalmers St., Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Heyward Washington House , Charleston
Heyward Washington House

Heyward Washington House

A National Historic Landmark, this 1772 historic home includes a collection of locally-made furnishings from the 18th century, along with a carriage shed and a 1740s kitchen building.
87 Church St., Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry at South Carolina
Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

Nine hands-on interactive exhibits greet kids at this family friendly Charleston museum. Guests can explore the art room, children’s garden, medieval creativity castle and the publix market.
25 Ann St. , Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Confederate Museum at Charleston
Confederate Museum

Confederate Museum

The Confederate Museum houses a rare collection of Confederate artifacts, relics and documents from the 17th century and was opened in 1899, following the building’s use to conscript soldiers.
188 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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