One of the oldest cities on the east coast, Charleston has been given numerous and diverse awards, from the Best New Restaurant of 2011 (Husk, *Bon Appetit*) and a Top Destination in the World 2012 (*Conde Nast Traveler*). The city is and always has been a unique cultural blend of Southern American, British, French and West African arts, flavors and traditions. The cuisine and architecture readily demonstrate these influences, especially in the Charleston Historic District. Several authentic and restored buildings, including mansions, Civil War forts and even a powder magazine dating to 1713. Along with its rich historical treasures, modern Charleston also offers the South Carolina Aquarium, a professional soccer team, America’s first theater and the Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day art festival.
Charleston Library Society
The Charleston Library is a subscription library that was established in 1748. It is the third oldest subscription library in the USA after the Redwood...
The construction of fort Sumter began in 1829 and was still left unfinished on April 12, 1861, when the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired....
The Hampton Park is a public park that covers an area of 60 acres making it the largest one on the peninsula. Its history goes back to 1769 being part...
Aiken-Rhett House Museum
The Aiken-Rhett House Museum was constructed in 1820 for the Charleston merchant, John Robinson. The house museum is a typical Charleston double house....
Avery Research Center
The Avery Research Center became a hub for the African-American Community of Charleston from 1865 to 1954. It is situated on the site of the former Avery...
The Calhoun Mansion boasts with Italianate design. It is the biggest residence in Charleston which has a grand ballroom, 35 rooms, Japanese water gardens,...
Charles Towne Landing
The Charles Towne Landing originally opened in 1970 in commemoration of the tricentennial of South Carolina. It conserves the original site of the first...
Charleston History Tours
Experience an unforgettable tour with a unique history and incomparable beauty in Charleston with a tour guide who has an unmatched knowledge of the great...
The Charleston Museum was established in 1773 and publicly opened in 1824. It is the first museum constructed in the USA. Its location is in the downtown...
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra plays its magnificent performances in downtown Charleston. It is considered to be the largest resident orchestra in South...
Charlie T. RiverDog
The Charlie T. RiverDog are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Class Single-A South Atlantic League. The baseball team is an affiliate of...
Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is a fascinating venue for the whole family and mots especially for kids 3 months to 10 years old. It offers boundless...
City Gallery at Waterfront Park
The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is managed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is owned by the City of Charleston. It is a fascinating...
The Confederate Museum is being managed by the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The museum is situated at 188...
The Edmondston-Alston House is a historic Charleston home which was built in 1825 and was enhanced in 1838. The historic home provides a fascinating view...
Fort Myers Miracle
The Fort Myers Miracle is an affiliate of the Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins. It is a minor league baseball team which is Class A Advanced. The...
Friends of the Hunley
The Friends of the Hunley is a nonprofit organization formed to assist the H.L. Hunley complete her historic odyssey home. It is also dedicated to recover...
Gibbes Museum of Art
The Gibbes Museum of Art was founded in 1858 and was formerly known as the Carolina Art Association. The museum showcases a collection of 10,000 artworks...
The Heyward-Washington House was constructed in 1772 by Daniel Heyward for his son, Thomas Heyward, Jr. It now functions as as a historic house museum...
Historic Charleston Foundation
The Historic Charleston Foundation was established by Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds in 1947. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation...
Irvin House Vineyards
The Irvin House Vineyards is a winery and vineyard that covers an area of 48 acres and situated between the majestic live oaks on Charleston’s back porch...
Joseph Manigault House
The Joseph Manigault House is a historic house museum that is being operated and owned by the Charleston Museum. The magnificent house was designed by...
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
The Joseph P. Riley Jr.Park was named after the longest serving mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley. It is a stadium that was constructed in 1997 that...
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum was established by the California real estate magnates, David and Marsha Karpeles in 1983. It is considered to be...
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
The Magnolia Plantation & Gardens became popular for its gardens after the inheritance and development of the property in 1840s by Reverend John Grimke-Drayton....
The Marion Square is an open space reserve that covers an area of 6.5 acres. It was formerly known as the Citadel Green for the reason that The Citadel...
The Middleton Place is a plantation which is situated 15 miles northwest of Charleston in Dorchester County, directly across the Ashley River. It was...
Nathaniel Russell House Museum
The Nathaniel Russell House Museum is a historic house that once belonged to a Rhode Island Merchant, Nathaniel Russell. It has served as home to Nathaniel...
The Patriots Point is situated in the beautiful Charleston Harbor along the waterfront. It is comprised of three museum ships which are the USS Yorktown,...
Redux Contemporary Art Center
The Redux contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 2002. It has since been a fascinating community that provides innovative...
South Carolina Aquarium
The South Carolina Aquarium opened on May 19, 2000. It covers an area of 93,000 square feet that showcases over 10,000 animals and plants. Its largest...
St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground
The St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground started in 1995 and since then has gained the respect, trust and confidence of the public. It acts as a benchmark...
The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon was constructed in 1767 and was at some point removed but restored to the building in 1884. It is a historic building...
The Old Slave Mart Museum
The Old Slave Mart Museum was built in 1859 which once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery. It is considered to be the last extant slave auction...
William Aiken House
The William Aiken House is the home of the company’s founder, William Aiken. It is a historic district which contains structures of the South Carolina...
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