There are plenty of amazing educational and historical attractions and sights to see during a vacation to historic Charleston. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States having been founded in 1670. The city is full of beautiful antebellum architecture and gothic cathedrals among plenty of famous sites. If you want to get a taste of how Charleston has aged through the years, you have to stop in at the Charleston Museum. The Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United States having been founded in 1773. They have amazing exhibits and artifacts going back to the indigenous settlers of Charleston. Check out all these great exhibits when you visit the museum.
- Lowcountry History Hall- This exhibit shows how Charleston evolved from a native population to an agricultural society and features artifacts like salve badges, rice cultivation tools and early tradewear.
- Becoming Americans- Features artifacts from the American Revolution including personal items from Francis Marion and a button from George Washington’s inauguration.
- Civil War- The Civil War started in Charleston and there is a ton of amazing relic from it in the Charleston Museum. See gunboat china, a Secession table and chairs, a torpedo mine and more.
- Armory- See various guns and weaponry from the 17th century until today like a volley gun and revolutionary War Horseman’s saber.
They have original exhibitions that rotate as well. Currently at the Charleston Museum is the Indigo: Natural Blue Dye in the Lowcountry. This exhibits focuses on the cultivation and production of Indigo, Charleston’s first cash crop. They will show the dyeing procedure used and show samples of indigo-dyed textiles. This exhibit runs from April 27 to September 2nd 2013.
Check out all the amazing history and artifacts when you visit the Charleston Museum during your vacation. Stay at luxury Charleston SC hotels in downtown and be close to everything downtown Charleston has to offer!