Sights & Attractions in Charleston


Top Attractions

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Name Category Location
The Hunley
In 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley torpedoed the Union warship...
Religious Sites, Military Sites North of Broad
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
Part of the College of Charleston, this museum, archive, and...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
During the Civil War, the Confederate army mounted cannons in...
Promenades / Boardwalks South of Broad
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
A drive through a ½-mile-long live-oak alley draped in Spanish...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
Charleston Museum
Although housed in a modern-day brick complex, this institution...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
Charleston Place
The city's most renowned hotel is flanked by upscale boutiques...
Hotels North of Broad
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Hands-on interactive environments at this top-notch museum will...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
Circular Congregational Church
The first church building erected on this site in the 1680s gave...
Religious Sites North of Broad
City Market
Most of the buildings that make up this popular attraction were...
Markets / Bazaars North of Broad
College of Charleston
With a majestic Greek revival portico, Randolph Hall—an 1828...
Educational Institutions North of Broad
Dock Street Theatre
Incorporating the remains of the Old Planter's Hotel (circa 1809)...
Arts / Performance Venues North of Broad
Fort Moultrie
A section of the Fort Sumter National Monument, this is the site...
Military Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
Fort Sumter National Monument
Set on a man-made island in Charleston's harbor, this is the...
Military Sites North of Broad
French Protestant (Huguenot) Church
The circa-1845 Gothic-style church is home to the only practicing...
Religious Sites North of Broad
Gibbes Museum of Art
Experience Charleston's history through art. Housed in a beautiful...
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
Heyward-Washington House
Thomas Heyward, rice king, patriot leader, and signer of the...
Houses / Mansions South of Broad
Joseph Manigault House
Considered by many to be the finest example of Federal-style...
Houses / Mansions North of Broad
Market Hall
Built in 1841, this imposing restored landmark was modeled after...
Architectural Sites North of Broad
Nathaniel Russell House
One of the nation's finest examples of Federal-style architecture...
Houses / Mansions South of Broad
Old Citadel
A fortresslike building on Marion Square became the first home...
Military Sites, Hotels North of Broad
Old Slave Mart Museum
This is likely the only building still in existence in South...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites North of Broad
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Climb aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier—which contains...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites, Nautical Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
South Carolina Aquarium
The 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank houses the tallest aquarium...
Zoos / Aquariums North of Broad
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Topped by a 186-foot steeple, Charleston's most famous, this...
Religious Sites South of Broad
St. Philip's Church
One of the three churches that gave Church Street its name, this...
Religious Sites, Cemeteries North of Broad
Waterfront Park
Enjoy the fishing pier's "front-porch" swings, stroll along the...
Parks North of Broad
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