About The French Quarter
Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
Charleston's historic French Quarter is a small neighborhood on the Southeastern corner of the peninsula, with Broad, Meeting, East Bay, and South Market streets acting as perimeters. This quaint borough gets its name from the high concentration of French Huguenots that immigrated to and lived within the area, many coming to escape religious persecution. This neighborhood is filled with historic churches like the French Huguenot and St. Philip's Episcopal churches, and countless art galleries. The French Quarter may be the most romantic of Charleston's districts, and is perfect for leisurely walks, exploring historic sites, and immersing yourself in centuries of city history.