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Welcome to the South Carolina Historical Society!


Established in 1855, the South Carolina Historical Society is dedicated to expanding, preserving, and making accessible our invaluable collection, and encouraging interest and pride in the rich history of our state.

Please take a few minutes to explore our website for information about our collections, publications, and upcoming events, as well as ways in which you can support the important mission of the South Carolina Historical Society.

Take our Survey: Please consider taking our survey here.  Participants will have the choice of remaining anonymous or participating in a drawing for 3 prints by the naturalist John Henry Dick.  The drawing will be August 31st, 2015.

Library and archival services are NOW AVAILABLE in our new space on the 3rd Floor of the Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston. Click here for hours.

With the exception of holiday closings, our administrative offices will remain open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

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The Fireproof Building, 100 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
phone: (843) 723-3225 fax: (843) 723-8584