Want to learn about the rich history in Charleston in one weekend? We have a list of must-visit museums to learn all about The Holy City’s past!
First to talk about has to be The Charleston Museum which is said to be “America’s First Museum” as it was founded back in 1773. Charleston has always been filled with influential artists, writers, and scholars. Take a look back at all the people who shaped Charleston into the fantastic city it is today. Open every day, this museum is a must-see. Get your tickets online here.
Dating back to the War of 1812, Charleston needed protection from naval invasions. The sandbar that is now Fort Sumter was built in 1829 but was never fully completed. During the American Civil War, shots were fired from land towards Fort Sumter, the first shots of the Civil War. The island is only accessible by boat and is filled with an intriguing view of history. For more information on tickets, click here.
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon has served various purposes over the years; it was a prison, the venue of many dinner parties, a center where slave trades took place, and where the US Constitution was approved. The storied history of this building reminds us of the phases of Charleston’s past, both good and bad. You can visit it today to learn more about the impactful celebrations that took place and the history surrounding the tragic treatment of many people in this building. Book your tickets online here.