The Gibbes Museum of Art is located in Charleston’s Historic District at 135 Meeting Street (2 blocks south of the Market between Cumberland and Queen Streets).

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The Gibbes Museum of Art presents 7 exhibitions each year, including an ongoing installation of The Charleston Story drawn from the museum's permanent collection. View a list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Complimentary Cell Phone Audio Tour is available with paid admission. Use your own cell phone to access in-depth information about the museum collection and specific objects on view.

Programs and Events
The museum offers lectures, classes, tours, and events for all ages and interests. Visit our online calendar to learn about upcoming events, and to purchase tickets or register for events.

Docent-Led Tours are offered every Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Group Tours and School Tours can be arranged by calling 843-722-2706 ext 41 or email More on Groups.

Art Discovery Walking Tours are held by request/appointment ($20 includes tour and museum admission). Participants view artistic treasures at the Gibbes and then walk in the footsteps of the artists who created them. This 2-hour tour highlights the many historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. Reservations should be made through Old Charleston Walking Tours at or call 843-568-0473.


The Charleston Renaissance (1915) to Today Tour offered by Charleston Art Tours is available Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm. This intimate artist-led tour starts at the Gibbes with an overview of the Charleston Renaissance period, followed by a guided walking tour of galleries throughout the French Quarter. The ticket price of $55 includes the Gibbes Renaissance tour with readmission to the museum, a visit to six galleries, champagne, chocolate and gift bag. For reservations call 843-860-3327 or visit

South of Broad Walking Tours are held Tuesday through Saturday, beginning at 11:00 am. The characters and Charleston vistas featured in Pat Conroy’s #1 New York Times best selling novel South of Broad come to life in this two-hour tour narrated tour. The ticket price of $25 per person includes the walking tour, admission to the Gibbes Museum of Art and a choice between a "Conroy's S.O.B. Cocktail", or a "S.O.B. Classic" dessert at the restaurant Slightly North of Broad. Tour reservations are required in advance by calling (843)-568-0473 or reserving online at

Educational Programs
Check out our "Learn" section for information on Kids and Families and Adult/Public Programs.

Photography is not allowed in the museum. If you would like a photograph of a gallery or specific work of art, please contact the Rights and Reproductions Manager at 843-722-2706 ext 37. Postcards and Prints are also available through our store. To contact our store please call 843-722-2706 ext 18 or

Although Parking is not available at the Gibbes Museum, there is on-street parking throughout downtown as well as two parking garages in close proximity. There is a parking deck on Cumberland Street and another on Queen Street. Both garages are about a block from the Gibbes Museum.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is dedicated to making exhibitions and public programs accessible to all audiences including the visually impaired. As part of our commitment to this community, the Gibbes has launched Access, a program for low-vision and blind audiences that includes large-print labels and wall text available in our galleries and a large print option on our web site which makes standard web pages easier to read.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available. Our bathrooms may be difficult to access for people with mobility disabilities. Please check with the Museum Store for alternative accommodations.

The Gibbes Museum of Art actively encourages sustainable behavior and implements small, but lasting, actions to conserve natural resources. Sustainability allows us to meet the needs of the present while establishing a foundation of sustainability for future generations which enhances the mission of the Museum and its constituency's experience. To learn more about the sustainability efforts at the Gibbes Museum of Art, download our PDF of current and future initiatives.

Mission Statement
The Gibbes Museum of Art preserves and promotes the art of Charleston and the American South by collecting, researching, maintaining and publicizing its collections, creating innovative exhibitions, and developing interpretive and educational programs.


Website funding provided by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association.