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Welcome to the International African American Museum! It’s Giving Tuesday, a day to give, a lifetime of making a difference.

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14 Wharfside Street
Charleston, SC 29401


Hourly parking is available in the City of Charleston parking garage located at 24 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Metered parking is located along Washington Street and Concord Street.

Directions from Parking Garage


Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Last entry time at 4pm.
Closed Monday.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


Find ticket pricing below. If you are an IAAM member, click here.

We are currently selling timed-entry tickets. We highly recommend purchasing tickets online.

Admission includes access to the Center for Family History.


Adults (17+): $19.95
Child (Under 6): Free
Youth (6-16): $9.95
Senior (62+): $9.95
Military (with ID): $9.95

Resident of South Carolina Discount (2023 Only)

Adults (17+): $11.95
Child (Under 6): Free
Youth (6-16): $5.96
Senior (62+): $5.96
Military (with ID): $5.96

SNAP/EBT Card Holders

Adults (17+): $2
Child (Under 6): Free
Youth (6-16): $2
Senior (62+): $2
Military (with ID): $2
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Photo Release

By entering the International African American Museum, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Museum and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news and advertising.

By entering the premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the Museum, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the event premises.

Large Groups and Student Field Trips

We welcome groups of all sizes! Group rates begin when there are 25 people. If your group consists of more than 25 people, please read our policies, and use the form below to inquire about group tickets. Submitting an inquiry form does not guarantee group rate availability. Once your form is submitted a representative will be in touch via email to discuss options and finalize your reservation

Are you a South Carolina PreK-12 School?
Please Select Your Group Type(Required)
Please enter a number greater than or equal to 25.


The International African American Museum and African Ancestors Garden are accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Elevators and quiet rooms are available. If you’d like to contact someone ahead of your visit, please email us at [email protected].


More Questions?

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.