The Powder Magazine is South Carolina’s oldest public building. Your contributions are essential to this museum which operates for the benefit and education of the public, as well as to the ongoing preservation of the building.   It is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Charitable donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Preserving the Past…For Our Future
Your gift will enable our museum educators to reach community schools. Currently, more than 8,000 students visit The Powder Magazine annually. Its unique standards-based programming combines history and science curriculum to reinforce knowledge and increase appreciation for our country’s formative years.
Protecting a National Treasure
For over three centuries, The Powder Magazine has been part of South Carolina history and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark. Your support will ensure that this significant structure is preserved for the next three hundred years.

Ways to Donate


P: (843) 722-3767

81 Cumberland Street
Charleston, SC 29401