Group Visits

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Group Visits

The South Carolina Historical Society offers self-guided and historian-led tours appropriate for all ages and grade levels. Visitors will engage with history spanning all aspects of South Carolina’s past, from the flora and fauna that attracted Native Americans and European Settlers to the Southeast, to the action of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the rich Gullah-Geechee culture that thrives throughout the state, and more, all while roaming the castle-like passages of Downtown Charleston’s historic Fireproof Building.

Please fill out the form to reserve a time slot

Contact Melina Testin, Education Coordinator at for more information

Self-Guided Admission:


Historian-Led Tour:


Teachers and Chaperones free of charge

Group Visit Form

These Walls Talk: An Architectural Tour of the Fireproof Building

Beginning Friday, May 17th, join SCHS’s Education Coordinator, Melina Testin, on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm for a special 45 minute guided tour of the historic Fireproof Building! Walk in the footsteps of Robert Mills, Charleston native and America’s first born-and-trained architect, along the vaulted passageways and winding staircases of a building that has witnessed nearly two centuries of Charleston history.

Tickets for this tour are $5/person and are available for purchase in-person at the SCHS Museum. Check in at the museum desk, and the tour will begin promptly at 2:00pm in the front courtyard! This guided tour is limited to the first 20 guests.

The architectural tour includes access to the galleries of the South Carolina Historical Society Museum, which may be explored independently 10am-4pm.

If you plan to bring a group of 6 or more guests, please contact Melina at or (843) 723-3225 x120.


Date: Friday (ongoing)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SCHS Museum (100 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

Archives Programs

Give your group the experience to explore and research in the South Carolina Historical Society Archives, located in the Addlestone Library on the College of Charleston campus

Contact Melina Testin, Education Coordinator at to plan a visit that fits your group’s needs