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Historic Charleston Walking Tour
"Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this 2 hour walking tour. After meeting your guide near the Historic City Market you'll continue through the heart of the Old Walled City passing famed Charleston French Quarter before walking down to the tip of the peninsula at White Point Gardens also known as the Battery. On your walk encounter hundreds of historic homes buildings beautifully designed and manicured gardens as well as stately churches. From 1670 through the Civil War and up to the Charleston Modern Renaissance period your guide will entertain you with Charleston’s rich and colorful history.Points of Interest on your tour will include: Historic Charleston Market
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour
"Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this 2 hour walking tour. After meeting your guide near the Historic City Market you'll continue through the heart of the Old Walled City passing famed Charleston French Quarter before walking down to the tip of the peninsula at White Point Gardens also known as the Battery. On your walk encounter hundreds of historic homes buildings beautifully designed and manicured gardens as well as stately churches. From 1670 through the Civil War and up to the Charleston Modern Renaissance period your guide will entertain you with Charleston’s rich and colorful history.Points of Interest on your tour will include: Historic Charleston Market
From $20.00
 
Historic Charleston Walking Tour
"Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this 2 hour walking tour. After meeting your guide near the Historic City Market you'll continue through the heart of the Old Walled City passing famed Charleston French Quarter before walking down to the tip of the peninsula at White Point Gardens also known as the Battery. On your walk encounter hundreds of historic homes buildings beautifully designed and manicured gardens as well as stately churches. From 1670 through the Civil War and up to the Charleston Modern Renaissance period your guide will entertain you with Charleston’s rich and colorful history.Points of Interest on your tour will include: Historic Charleston Market
From $20.00

More Transportation in Charleston

Ways of getting around

This is a big town so while walking take take you around the corner or a few good blocks, Terry and I love to take a bikes with us. We find we get a lot more area covered and if we just walked around...
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tpangelinan
Oct 08, 2005

Short Term Parking

This is the sign for the short term parking lot right next to the visitor's center (No RVs) The first half hour is free, so you could nip into the visitor's center and use the bathrooms or pick up...
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grandmaR
Apr 06, 2005

Carolina Belle

We are often in Charleston Harbor by boat. It is very interesting and a different perspective to see the city from the water. This boat is one that tours the harbor. However, IMHO, the boat to Fort...
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grandmaR
Apr 06, 2005

Parking Hints

Parking is Charleston is terrible. If you're staying at a hotel, leave your car there. If must drive, valet your car. If your lucky enough to find a meter spot, leave your car there, just remember...
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Rushland
Jan 10, 2005

Getting chauffered around Charleston

As I mentioned, Charleston is relatively small. I would just walk everywhere. But, if you must take transportation, use a pedicab or rickshaw. They'll get to you within five minutes(cabs take...
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Rushland
Jan 10, 2005

Walking Around

Charleston is served by many air carriers.The Historic district can be taken in by foot or by the narrated trolley rides that are available. Boats ply the Cooper River. For greater distances, a car or...
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roamer61
May 10, 2004
 
 
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Your personal auto is the best...

Your personal auto is the best way to come to Charleston because air fares are so high. About 85% of tourists arrive by vehicle.If you are going to concentrate your day in the Historic Downtown...
Stevel47
Mar 06, 2004

Don't drive if you don't have to.

Driving in Charleston can be a HUGE pain in the ass. Too many of the streets are one-way, so it can be very hard to take a direct route to where you need to go. And God help you if you take a wrong...
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hslowe
Apr 15, 2003

Cheap car rentals - Thrifty Car Rental

We rented a car at Thrifty, which is off of the airport. They do have a free shuttle to & from the terminal - it's just a 5 minute ride. We got this price from the Thrifty web site. Tip: You get...
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diver-x
Jan 23, 2003

The best way is by car. You...

The best way is by car. You can get almost anywhere you need to (except Fort Sumpter) by car.It's not too far from I-95.You can get around fairly well by car, however I highly recommend the horse...
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ferdnbean
Sep 12, 2002

If driving to Charleston, make...

If driving to Charleston, make sure you have a parking place available for your car. This is very important.Once in Charleston walking is about the only way to get around. You can take some excursions...
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Packerman
Aug 26, 2002

DO NOT DRIVE DOWNTOWN! LOCALS...

DO NOT DRIVE DOWNTOWN! LOCALS WILL HATE YOU! Even locals don't drive downtown unless absolutely necessary. Very hard to navigate Charleston if not familiar with area, due to the LARGE number of one...
LeavingSoon
Aug 25, 2002

As with all things US, it's...

As with all things US, it's best to arrive by car.The historical section of town is small and easily explored on foot and there is ample parking so if you care to drive to some sights not right in the...
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richiecdisc
Aug 24, 2002

Use someone else's leg power

These pedicabs are inexpenxive as well as fun. They also offer a great way to see things as if you were walking, only a bit faster.
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SirDanimal
Apr 19, 2003

Top Hotels in Charleston

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205 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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149 Wentworth St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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166 Church St, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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116 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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237 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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2 Vendue Range, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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Top Things to Do in Charleston

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Battery Park

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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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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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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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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Waterfront Park

Relax in this green park on the Charleston Harbor. There are two fountains and many shaded benches. A pier at the park's northern tip extends into the harbor. On the pier you can look around with the...
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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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Top 5 Charleston Writers

MandaJ320

"Charleston, SC"
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tpangelinan

"Welcome to Charleston SC"
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doug48

"charleston, south carolina"
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TheTravelingNerd

"The Definitive Guide to Charleston, SC"
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grandmaR

"Queen of the South"
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