Museum Mile Weekend

Aiken-Rhett House

Sure you know Charleston is home to numerous historic sites – plantations, houses, museums and parks – but did you realize you can get a Southern sized dose of history in a 1-mile section of Meeting Street?

Known as Museum Mile, this area is home to six museums, five nationally important historic house, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine. Plus, there are several historic houses of worship and public buildings, including the Market and Charleston City Hall.

During Museum Mile Weekend Sept. 21-23 visitors can purchase a pass for 13 sites for just $25 ($10 for children 12 and under). If you visited each of these sites separately it would cost $100 for adults and $50 for children. Talk about a full weekend of things to do in Charleston – and at a great price!

Included on the tour area:

  • Aiken-Rhett House – 48 Elizabeth St.
  • The Charleston Museum – 360 Meeting St.
  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – 25 Ann St.
  • Confederate Museum – 188 Meeting St.
  • Edmondston-Alston House – 21 East Battery
  • Gibbes Museum of Art – 135 Meeting St.
  • Heyward-Washington House – 87 Church St.
  • Joseph Manigault House – 350 Meeting St.
  • The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon – 122 East Bay St.
  • Old Slave Mart Museum – 6 Chalmers St.
  • The Powder Magazine – 79 Cumberland St.
  • Nathaniel Russell House – 51 Meeting St.
  • South Carolina Historical Society -100 Meeting St.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church – 273 Meeting St.

Power Magazine

Visit the Museum Mile website for details on each of these attractions, hours of operation and special events and demonstrations that are part of Museum Mile Weekend.

Then, let us know which attraction is your favorite and share some photos on our Facebook page.