Charleston Things to Do

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  • 1. Battery Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Battery Park and White Point Garden offer views of Fort Sumter, scenic antebellum homes, and a number of historic monuments. Located at the southeastern point of the city, the area was established...

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  • 2. Historic Charleston City Market

    Located at 188 Meeting Street A plaque outside the Market Building reads: "On this site stands one of Charleston's oldest public facilities in continuous use. The CHARLESTON CITY MARKET. Earlier...

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  • 3. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    I visited with my sister, nephew and daughter this weekend. With only being in the park less than 10 minutes, I was shocked in the manner in which a worker screamed at my daughter. She yelled so loud...

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  • 4. Fort Sumter

    Where the American Civil War Began; decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston...

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  • 5. Middleton Place Plantation

    middleton place plantation was established by john williams in the 1730's. in 1741 william's daughter married henry middleton whose name was subsequently applied to the plantation. at one point in...

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  • 6. South Carolina Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    This recently opened Aquarium has been one of Charleston's major attractions. It features exhibits on all the aquatic eco systems of South Carolina from the mountainous streams of the west to the...

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  • 7. Waterfront Park

    First point, this is not Charleston Waterfront park. That is on the opposite side of the river, in downtown Charleston. This Waterfront Park is in Mt Pleasant. Relatively small and often passed...

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  • 8. Architecture

    Our tour of Charleston started at the corner of Meeting and Broad, listed in Ripley's Believe it or Not as the only place where four branches of the law sit, federal, state, city and canon. The...

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  • 9. Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Old Slave Mart Museum recounts the story of Charleston's role in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred...

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  • 10. Boone Hall Plantation

    Founded in 1681 by Major John Boone, this plantation has been continuously occupied since. Starting with 200 acres it grew to a few thousand and has seen every crop including cotton and Pecans grown...

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  • 11. Charles Towne Landing

    This state park is set on the spot where English settlers first formed a settlement in 1670 called Charles Towne. The city was later moved across the river to the peninsula due to the original site...

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  • 12. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

    The Old Exchange began its existence as a public building and remains so today. Owned by the South Carolina Society of the Daughters of American Revolution, the Old Exchange offers public tours of its...

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  • 13. Cypress Gardens

    Cypress Gardens was fantastic! My husband and I went in mid October, the weather was perfect, sunny and light breeze. We had a wonderful day. We saw Pedro the Galapagos tortoise who "smiles" for the...

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  • 14. Audubon Swamp Garden

    This swamp is on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation but is visited with a separate ticket. The garden is a refuge for birds and other animals including alligators. The walk through the gardens is...

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  • 15. Fort Moultrie

    Fort Moultrie's history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and firing onto Fort Sumter during the first battle of the Civil War. The...

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  • 16. Folly Beach

    Folly beach is about ten miles south of historic Charleston. It's a good getaway if you want to supplement your historic sightseeing with some beach culture. The beach is accompanied by a town that...

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  • 17. Aiken- Rhett House

    We didn't have time to get out to the country to tour a plantation, so we looked for a way to see as many elements of plantation life as we could without leaving the historic old town area. We chose...

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  • 18. Drayton Hall

    drayton hall is a plantation house built for john drayton in 1742. dayton was a indigo and rice planter on the ashley river during the 18 th century. drayton hall is considered the finest example of...

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  • 19. St. Michael's Episcopal Church

    St Michael's Episcopal Church is the oldest church structure in Charleston. It was built from 1751 to 1761 on the former site of the original St Phillips Church, which was completed in 1681 and...

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  • 20. Rainbow Row

    Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston. These 13 houses are located north of Tradd St. and south of Elliot St. on East Bay Street. It is referred to as...

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  • 21. Edmondston-Alston House

    Beautiful historic mansion, built in 1925 along the battery. The family lives on the third floor and the back is a B&B. Our guide shared info. about this multi generational Charleston family. Despite...

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  • 22. St. Philip's Episcopal Church

    st. phillips episcopal church is the oldest church in charleston and the first anglican church south of virginia. originally built in 1681 the current structure dates back to 1835. the 1835 church...

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  • 23. Spoleto Festival

    The Spoleto Festival lasts for 17 days and nights, and has been happening since 1977. Named for it's sister festival in Spoleto, Italy, the Spoleto Festival offers theater, music, dance, visual arts,...

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  • 24. Charleston History Tours

    Joyce Weirs picture perfect tour was truly perfect. Her knowledge of historic Charleston & enthusiasm was contagious. I enjoyed walking behind her & watched the...

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  • 25. Charles Pickney National Historic site

    Charles Pickney was a rich plantation owner and signer of the US constitution that lived in Charleston. Most of the buildings currently here are not from the...

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