Skip to Main Content

Charleston, South Carolina: Macaulay Museum of Dental History (In Transition)

Exhibit of early, dangerous x-ray machines and novel tools for roto-rooting decay from patients' choppers back in the Good Old Days. Currently closed for renovations.

On the west side of Ashley Ave. just south of Bee St. In a small brick building behind the Waring Historical Library, which looks like a small brick castle.
Currently closed for renovations.
In Transition

Visitor Tips and News About Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Closed for renovations until 2022.

[J. Black, 06/23/2021]
Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Closed until 10/2017, but there are some pieces in the library.

[Louise, 02/22/2017]
Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Just thinking about Dental Museums can make your teeth ache. But visiting one is not as painful as a root canal, we can assure you... The Macaulay Museum of Dental History is the pride of the South -- a large collection of dentistry artifacts on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina.

The museum displays early, dangerous x-ray machines; historic dental implements, and novel tools for roto-rooting decay from patients' choppers. The collection is mostly what was amassed by Dr. Neill W. Macaulay before his death in 1983, after half a century chasing down Mr. Cavity.

[ Team, 02/10/2007]

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

South Carolina Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man, Springfield, Illinois (May 27-Jun 2, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights