Museum Mile: Smart Ticket Deal
Buy one ticket and visit six museums, five historic homes, four parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine.
Soak in the history of Charleston without blowing your budget or your afternoon. At Charleston’s Museum Mile on Meeting Street, get a singleticket deal and visit up to six museums, five historic homes, four parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine. There are several ticket packages, so you can visit as many or as few as you want.
The Museum Mile begins at America’s oldest museum, The Charleston Museum (360 Meeting St., Charleston, 843.722.2996), which was founded in 1773.
Purchase a three-site ticket to visit the Heyward-Washington House (87 Church
St., Charleston, 843.722.2996) and the Joseph Manigault House (360 Meeting St., Charleston, 843.722.2996), in addition to the museum. Thomas Heyward Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his home also was host to George Washington during his Southern tour of 1791. The Joseph Manigault House epitomizes the architecture of historic Charleston.
For the Civil War buffs, there is the Washington Light Infantry (287 Meeting St., Charleston, 843.722.1807). Along the same mile is The Confederate Museum (188 Meeting St., Charleston, 843.723.1541), where old flags, uniforms and weapons lie. Visitors who want to stay outside and enjoy the weather can visit the Wragg Square and Marion Square, which offer water fountains and large greenspace.
If you go: The Charleston Museum is open 9 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat and noon to 5 pm Sun. Tickets start as low as $12 with lower discounts for children up to 17 years old. The beauty of the Museum Mile is that you can take the tours at your own pace as you explore the many other sights the city has to offer. Experience the Charleston of years past against the backdrop of a modern, bustling city.
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