Historic Sites of the Holy City Just Around the Nearest Street Corner
History buffs and first time visitors to Charleston alike will find inspiration in any amount of time in Charleston, South Carolina. Simply take a stroll down any of the Holy City's busy streets or through quiet residential neighborhoods, and one can't help but encounter living history in nearly every park, building, and stately home. Learn and explore as you go, or stop by the Charleston CVB on Upper King Street for help planning your historical Charleston itinerary. Travel back in time on foot by visiting Charleston's downtown historical sites, like the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon on East Bay and Broad, the Old Slave... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing! You can even "adopt" and sponsor one of the indigenous species animals living in the park!"
Local Expert Tip: "If you are visiting Charleston in January, be sure to attend the Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation each year!"
Local Expert Tip: "During your short ferry ride to Fort Sumter, keep an eye out for the many dolphins that call the Charleston harbor home!"
Local Expert Tip: "DO NOT attempt to climb on the Angel Oak's limbs or branches. You will be asked to leave the park, not to mention risk harm to Charleston's favorite tree."
Local Expert Tip: "All of the costumed employees and docents are all very knowledgeable on Charleston's history and able to answer any of your questions!"
Local Expert Tip: "No need to pack a lunch - just visit the Peacock Cafe, located on the Magnolia Plantation property!"
Local Expert Tip: "This historic site is located on Chalmers street near the Battery, on one of the city's few remaining cobble stone streets."
Local Expert Tip: "Overnight camping aboard the USS Yorktown is very popular with boy and girl scout troops, and can be booked in advance for smaller groups and families."
Local Expert Tip: "Charleston's City Market finished multimillion dollar renovations in 2011, and now features air conditioning and revolving fans, so stop by the market for a cool break during the summer months."
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the Dock Street Theatre website at CharlestonStage.com for their off Broadway schedule and premiere productions!"
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