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Welcome to the International African American Museum! Advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.


Interested in hosting your meeting or event at the International African American Museum? Explore our available private event spaces, pricing, and policies below.
For more information and pricing:

Daytime Rentals (Tue — Thu)

• Studio Time
• Conference Room
$450 includes admission for 25
$350 includes admission for 15

Basic Museum Rental

Lobby | Studio Time | Atlantic Connection

West Yard First Floor $5,500

Indoor & Outdoor Rental $10,000

West Yard First Floor | Lobby | Studio Time | Atlantic Connection

Venue rentals include:

• Rentals include access to the museum’s indoor exhibits
• Daytime rentals are available 10am – 4pm
• All rentals require a 50% reservation deposit and a $750 refundable
security deposit.
• Event liability insurance is required.

West Yard First Floor Capacity

Capacity 420 Seated / 700 Reception

African Ancestors Memorial Garden:

Each event occurring in the African Ancestors Memorial Garden
begins with a welcome and a Land and Labor Acknowledgment by
an IAAM representative.


Museum furniture must be moved by museum staff only. All rented
furniture must be picked up from the venue at the end of the event.
No furniture or fixtures may be stored on-site unless permitted by
museum staff in writing.


While we welcome bands, DJs and all other types of musical
entertainment in the venue and on the grounds, all music must
end at 9:00pm. Amplified music must not exceed 70 dBA as
measured at the closest property line.


City of Charleston off-duty officers may be required based on the
size of the event if alcohol is served. It will be the responsibility of
the client to secure off-duty officers.

Indoor Museum Capacity

Capacity 115 Seated / 215 Reception


The International African American Museum has an Authorized Event
Vendors List for clients to choose from. Unless prior approval is
obtained, we ask that our Clients use only local vendors for:
• Event Coordinator
• Catering
• Rentals
The list of selected vendors must be submitted prior to the Final Pre-Event Meeting. All vendors and service contractors are responsible
for the clean-up and removal of their equipment, food, bar supplies
and garbage within two (2) hours of the event’s conclusion.
No red wine or drinks that contain staining ingredients are allowed.

Add ons:

AV Package $250+
• Projector screen, Computer, Podium, Microphone
and Speaker
Changing Exhibition Gallery Access TBD.
Center for Family History Access $1,500.
Research Center Activation $750

Submission of event inquiry does not guarantee use of space.

Event Inquiry

Event Inquiry

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