Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum



The world’s largest private holding of important original manuscript documents. The archives include Literature, Science, Religion,Political History, and Art. Among the treasures are: The original draft of the Bill of Rights of the United States, The original manuscript of the sheet music for the The Wedding March,” Einstein’s famous formula “E=Mc2”, The “Thanksgiving Proclamation” signed by George Hanson (first President under the Articles of Confederation), Roget’s “Thesaurus,” Webster’s “Dictionary,” and over one million more.

Trade: Arts and Cultural Services

Phone: 843-853-4651

Address: 68 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403