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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 SCHS event “A Conversation on the Siege of Charleston, 1863-1865″ with Dr. Walter Edgar and Dr. Stephen Wise will be on
C-SPAN 3: American History TV on

Saturday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Attention researchers: library and archival services are temporarily suspended as we relocate the Collection to our new space at the College of Charleston. We will reopen on Monday, January 12, 2015. Click here for more information.

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