Museums & Art
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum & Educational Center
Built in the heart of a booming shopping mecca close to the Charleston International Airport, the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center houses the antique collection of fire fighting vehicles belonging to American LaFrance, LLC. The collection of eighteen antique fire trucks includes a hand operated fire pump and two horse-drawn steam engines. Other exhibits range from a cinema with a talking robot and a film depicting the history of fire fighting to the home hazards interactive exhibit and the Great Escape exhibit. The Great Escape not only provides fun for young visitors, but lets them experience the thrill of flying down a fire pole and learn smart ways to exit a burning building. Museum Official Site
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial
Planned by the City of North Charleston and military veterans to honor the countless number of servicemen and women who proudly served the United States alongside the civilians who labored at the Charleston Naval Base for nearly a century before its closing in 1996. The Memorial is adorned with the most remarkable elements that highlight and encompass all facets of the Navy Base from the majestic United States navy to the daily work the civilian laborers performed. For more information call (843) 740-2531.
National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the stunning, picturesque Riverfront Park.
Friends of the Hunley
On August 8, 2000, the CSS Hunley was raised four miles off our coast. In 1864, The Hunley was the world's first submarine to sink a vessel, the Union Navy's largest Warship, the Housatonic. This historical occasion continues in North Charleston at the Warren Lasch Conservation Lab located at the former Charleston Naval Base Complex. For information on public tours, call (843) 722-2333 or visit www.hunley.org for more history in the making.
North Charleston City Gallery
The North Charleston City Gallery is located in the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex at 5001 Coliseum Drive. This exciting venue allows great opportunities to showcase and sell works by some of the finest Lowcountry artists and fine craft artists. Exhibits rotate monthly and can be viewed during operating hours of the complex. Admission is free and open to the general public. Purchase information is available upon request.