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The Hunley
In 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley torpedoed...
Religious Sites, Military Sites North of Broad
 
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
Part of the College of Charleston, this museum,...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
 
Battery
During the Civil War, the Confederate army...
Promenades / Boardwalks South of Broad
 
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
A drive through a ½-mile-long live-oak alley...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Charleston Museum
Although housed in a modern-day brick complex,...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
 
Charleston Place
The city's most renowned hotel is flanked by...
Hotels North of Broad
 
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Hands-on interactive environments at this...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
 
Circular Congregational Church
The first church building erected on this site in...
Religious Sites North of Broad
 
City Market
Most of the buildings that make up this popular...
Markets / Bazaars North of Broad
 
College of Charleston
With a majestic Greek revival portico, Randolph...
Educational Institutions North of Broad
 
Dock Street Theatre
Incorporating the remains of the Old Planter's...
Arts / Performance Venues North of Broad
 
Fort Moultrie
A section of the Fort Sumter National Monument,...
Military Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Fort Sumter National Monument
Set on a man-made island in Charleston's harbor,...
Military Sites North of Broad
 
French Protestant (Huguenot) Church
The circa-1845 Gothic-style church is home to the...
Religious Sites North of Broad
 
Gibbes Museum of Art
Experience Charleston's history through art....
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
 
Heyward-Washington House
Thomas Heyward, rice king, patriot leader, and...
Houses / Mansions South of Broad
 
Joseph Manigault House
Considered by many to be the finest example of...
Houses / Mansions North of Broad
 
Market Hall
Built in 1841, this imposing restored landmark...
Architectural Sites North of Broad
 
Nathaniel Russell House
One of the nation's finest examples of...
Houses / Mansions South of Broad
 
Old Citadel
A fortresslike building on Marion Square became...
Military Sites, Hotels North of Broad
 
Old Slave Mart Museum
This is likely the only building still in...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites North of Broad
 
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Climb aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites, Nautical Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
South Carolina Aquarium
The 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank houses the...
Zoos / Aquariums North of Broad
 
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Topped by a 186-foot steeple, Charleston's most...
Religious Sites South of Broad
 
St. Philip's Church
One of the three churches that gave Church Street...
Religious Sites, Cemeteries North of Broad
 
Waterfront Park
Enjoy the fishing pier's "front-porch" swings,...
Parks North of Broad

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