Joseph Manigault House Museum


Joseph Manigault House Museum

Ten. Joseph Manigault House Museum

350 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 723-2926

Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)
Sunday: 12:00p - 5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)

The Joseph Manigault House was built in 1803 and is one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures. The house reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family and the enslaved African Americans who lived there. The house was designed by Joseph Manigault's brother Gabriel. It is an exceptional example of the Federal period architecture.

A striking spiral staircase accents the impressive central hall, and many of the rooms are restored to their original color schemes. The historic pieces from the Museum's collections include American, English and French furniture dating to the early 19th century. Outside can see the locations of other historical outbuildings such as the kitchen, slave quarters, stable and privy.