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Morris Island Lighthouse SUP Tour
"This tour is recommended for advance paddlers. It is required that participants must have at least intermediate-level paddleboarding skills. During the tour you will have the perfect view of the Morris Island Lighthouse while you're out on the water. You'll also be able to stand on the steps of the Lighthouse! This 2 hour tour is great for families and groups as well as locals and those who want to get more familiarized with Charleston & the surrounding environment.Some animals you may see during the tour include:Turtles Pelicans Blue-winged TealCanadian GeeseEgrets Ibis & other elegant birds Dolphins that love to swim close by!If you're an advanced paddler looking for a good way to get connected to nature this experience is for you."""
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2-Hour Salt Marsh Cruise from Folly Beach
"Your 2-hour adventure begins at Sunset Cay Marina on Folly Island. After boarding the boat you will travel up the Folly River into the salt marsh where you'll most likely be met by friendly Bottlenose Dolphins at the entrance of Robbins Creek. You'll cruise into Robbins Creek and then Cut-off Reach where oysters line the creek banks. As your c you'll head further into the estuary seeing both Folly and Lighthouse Creek. From here see migrating birds and Bottlenose Dolphins while learning about the salt marsh. As the Old Charleston lighthouse comes into full view your captain will stop at historic Morris Island. You can view Morris Island Lighthouse from the beach.  For the next 30- to 45-minutes you will explore this remote barrier Island and can even comb the beach for treasures. You may even see dolphins strand-feeding a practice where a pod will heard a school of fish and then launch themselves onto the beach for a feast!After
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
"On a carriage drawn by magnificent Belgian and Percheron draft horses travel through historic districts of Charleston to learn about the history of the “Holy City.”Meet your carriage on Anson Street near the City Market for your 1-hour tour with your knowledgeable guide. Listen to fascinating historical facts and e which was built in 1818 and became the residence of the 61st governor of South Carolina. Be sure to have your camera ready for to snap photos of Charleston’s many picturesque homes and gardens.While the beautiful homes offer captivating stories the horse that pulls your carriage provides another highlight of your tour. The horse is much like the draft horses that worked on American farms in the early 1800s. These handsome animals are carefully looked after by their handlers have regular weeks off and get several months per year to run free on a 65-acre (26-hectare) plantation located just 8 miles (13 km) from their Charleston stables.Expect to cover more than 2.5 miles (4 km) and 30 blocks of historical homes. At th your guide returns you to your starting point where you can make your way to your next destination."""
From $25.00

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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 palladian architecture in north america. drayton hall is a national historic landmark and is also listed on the national register of historic places. for those interersted in colonial architecture and southern culture drayton hall is well worth a visit when charleston. for images of the grounds of drayton hall plantation see my drayton hall travelogue.

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doug48
May 13, 2011

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall is the only Ashley River Plantation that has survived both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It was purchased from the Drayton Family in 1974 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The house was never modernized and has remained as it was over 200 years ago. What makes this plantation so interesting that what we see today is what existed over 200 years ago. No modern amenities (plumbing, electricity, heat, running water) are present in the house and the National Trust is dilligently working on preserving the interior and exterior properties as they were during the 1700's.

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jne7299318
Jul 30, 2007

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Drayton Hall is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive the Revolutionary and Civil Wars intact. After seven generations, two great wars, numerous hurricanes and earthquakes; the main house of this National Historic Landmark remains in nearly original condition. A professionally guided house tour is included in the general admission price. Tours begin on the hour and last 50 minutes. Topics covered on each tour include architecture, historic preservation, African American life, and family life. All three levels of the house are included.

Stevel47
Jan 17, 2004

Drayton Hall

The tour which we took quite unwillingly (my husband hates old house tours and tourguides) turned out to be fabulous!!! It was far more interesting than what we could anticipate. Also, it was the best preserved plantation house that I saw in the area, besides it was built in such a genuine way that it survived hundreds of hurricanes. Great educational experience, and the tourguide was absolutely cool!

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Drayton Hall

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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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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

This multi-faceted plantation on the outskirts of Charleston has everything from the Old South: swamps, mansion, gardens, slave quarters. If you like to take pictures, time your visit for when the...
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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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Museum

Taking a tour of a carrier is long and fantastic. There are three main tour routes and they take you into the bowels down under and also up top if desired. The other ships are USS Lafferty and sub...
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Aiken- Rhett House

It was a home and working farm with slave quarters along the back in a row as well as horse stalls. It was built in 1820 and the only one to this date preserved in its original condition-except for...
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South Carolina Aquarium

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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