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Avery Research Center


The mission of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424 in the historic Harleston Village.  Phone: 843.953.7609.

General hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm, and closed from 12:30pm – 1:30pm daily.


News & Notes

***Due to inclement weather, the Avery Research Center will be closed on Friday, October 2, 2015. The Avery Research Center will reopen on Monday, October 5, 2015.

The Avery Research Center will be closed to public tours from Wednesday, August 26, 2015–Friday, August 28, 2015. Public tours will reconvene on Monday, August 31, 2015. The Reading Room will remain open to the public during these dates.

The Avery Research Center Will Be Closed to the Public on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 as HVAC Issues Are Resolved. We Anticipate Being Open on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10AM. Thank You for Your Patience!

The Avery Research Center Will Close at 3pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Due to HVAC issues. There Are Plans to Open Normal Business Hours on Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, But Those Are Subject to Change.

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public tomorrow (Thursday, June 18, 2015) due to building maintenance. Normal business hours should resume on Friday, June 19, 2015.