Charleston Museum

With exhibits on colonization and local and natural history, the Charleston Museum lets groups explore the stories of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Collections include some of the earliest artifacts from native people and early settlers, fossils and animal specimens, and historic crafts, textiles, and silver from the colonial and the Victorian ages. Other exhibits document the city’s history through the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and exotic objects from around the world. In addition to a museum tour, groups can explore history by studying artifacts, dressing up in period clothing, having a craft lesson, and touring one of the two historic houses.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 366 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Charleston County. Tel: 843-722-2996. Email: sthomas@charlestonmuseum.org. Website: www.charlestonmuseum.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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