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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.

The library of the South Carolina Historical Society is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Click here to search our collections!

A note to users of the SCHS online catalog:
Although we share a catalog interface with the College of Charleston, access to our collections is in no way affected by renovations taking place at the Addlestone Library.


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