History buffs and families are sure to appreciate the diverse array of museums that the Charleston area has to offer. Whether you are looking to learn something new or you are trying to escape a rare rainy beach day, a trip to a local museum is fun for the whole family. Visitors will find plenty of educational museums on a variety of topics just a short drive from Folly Beach.
American Military Museum: Filled with tons of military uniforms, equipment, artifacts, and weaponry dating back as far as the Revolutionary War all the way through the present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Open 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, daily; (626) 442-1776
The Charleston Museum: Visit one of the oldest museums in the United States, and experience the highly praised collection of historical artifacts, decorative art, and two historical Charleston homes.
- Open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sundays, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; (843) 722-2996
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry: The perfect place for kids 10 and under where they can experience hands-on exhibits such as art classes, pirate adventures, a children’s garden, and much more!
- Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sundays, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; (843) 853-8962