Upcoming Exhibits

Opens May 24
This new changing exhibit will examine the major role that South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War, where over 200 engagements (battles and skirmishes) took place, more than any other colony during the war.  The exhibit, made possible by a grant from the South Carolina Humanities Council, is part of the State Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program and will be available to travel to other venues starting September 2014.



Opens May 30
The State Museum’s expanding Civil War in South Carolina exhibit is getting a facelift. New updates to the exhibit will focus on the coast of South Carolina, specifically Port Royal, Charleston and the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor. Visitors will see small things that were used in everyday life during the war, including a pipe bowl owned by one of the Drayton brothers and a small secession flag, as well as larger artifacts such as ordnance (ammunition) from several types of cannons and mortars used to defend the coast.

Travel millions of years into South Carolina's past in the South Carolina State Museum's new natural history exhibit, South Carolina Unearthed! The exhibit will showcase a variety of specimens from the museum’s extensive and nationally-known collection of animals that once inhabited the palmetto state.



Dates and prices subject to change.  Be sure to check back for more information!