Washington Light Infantry in Charleston SC.

Ten. Washington Light Infantry

287 Meeting Street (Business District)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 722-1807


Hours: Visitation by appointment only


The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the Washington Light Infantry. It alone survives.


Its historical military collections feature uniforms, weapons, flags and accouterments from the Civil War to modern times.