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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
"The tour starts at 45 Pinckney Street. From there the tour will point out several landmarks in the heart of the Historic District including but not limited to The Slave Mart Museum; Chalmers Street -- also known as Labor Lane.... where women did and still do induce labor by going up on down this street; The Pink House regarded as the oldest structure in Charleston built in 1688; The Charleston Hatman on the corner of Broad and Church Streets; St. Michael's Alley featuring the Philip Simmons Cross and Egret Gate with information about Philip Simmons as well as about James Petigru's law office -- most brilliant lega in 1923; St. Michael's Church including inside of the Church if there's no special service or holiday; the 4 Corners of Law; Washington Square Park; the Dock Street Theater; the French Huguenot Church; St. Philip's Church burial grounds and John C. Calhoun's body which was moved duri
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Story of Charleston Walking Tour
"Decide when to take your tour at either 9:30am or 5pm. Meet your professional guide at the Tour Charleston Headquarters located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland. Walk down the streets of Charleston and begin your 2-hour walking tour. Soak in the atmosphere of this delightful city while you make your way to the High Battery Seawall. Breathe in the visit the Charleston Harbor and Mansions along East Battery. Marvel at the bright colors and charming buildings on Rainbow Row. Admire the architecture of the French Quarter Churches and Theaters as well as St. Michael's Church. End your tour as you go by South of Broad walking between beautiful homes and the sea. Hear the highlights of history and learn the story of Charleston on this engaging walking tour.""""Hear the story of Charleston on this 2-hour walking tour. Visit famous sites while walking along the salt water and through tree-canopied brick alleyways. Learn the hidden secrets of Charleston
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Ghosts of Charleston Tour
"Check in at the Tour Charleston Headquarters located at the corner of Cumberland and Concord 20 minutes before your tour time or any time that day. To begin your 1.5-hour walking tour follow your guide into the heart of the old city and listen to stories along the way. Enjoy expansive harbor views visit several haunted sites and then enter the magical Unitarian Church Graveyard. In the graveyard pass under hanging moss and great live oaks. Learn about the stories of the Unitarian Church Graveyard and the legacies of the people buried within it. Walk in the same places where ghost sightings have occurred
From $22.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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Fort Sumter

The beginning of the Civil WAr took place here. Right after secession of South CArolina, they gave the Union troops two days to move off the island that protected the harbor. The Union soldiers did...
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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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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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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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tpangelinan

"Welcome to Charleston SC"
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"The Definitive Guide to Charleston, SC"
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"Queen of the South"
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