Sights & Attractions in Charleston

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The Hunley
In 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley torpedoed...
Religious Sites, Military Sites North of Broad
 
Aiken-Rhett House
One of Charleston's most stately mansions,...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions 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
 
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
A grouping of barrier islands and salt marshes,...
Nature Preserves Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
This site is comprised of the last 28 acres of...
Historic Districts / Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
This park commemorates the site of the original...
Parks West of the Ashley River
 
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
 
Charleston Place Spa
This truly deluxe day spa has nine treatment...
Spas Charleston
 
Charleston Visitor Center
The center's 20-minute film Forever Charleston...
Information Centers 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 Hall
The intersection of Meeting and Broad streets is...
Government Buildings South 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
 
Colleton Museum & Farmers Market
This museum chronicles the history of a small...
Museums / Galleries Walterboro
 
Cypress Gardens
Explore the inky swamp waters of this natural...
Gardens / Arboretums Moncks Corner
 
Dock Street Theatre
Incorporating the remains of the Old Planter's...
Arts / Performance Venues North of Broad
 
Drayton Hall
Considered the nation's finest example of...
Architectural Sites West of the Ashley River
 
Earthling Day Spa
Charleston's first global spa continues to grow....
Spas Charleston
 
Edisto Beach
Edisto's south side has 4 miles of public...
Beaches Edisto Island
 
Edisto Beach State Park
The park covers 1,255 acres and includes...
Beaches, Parks Edisto Island
 
Edisto Island Serpentarium
This is a top-notch operation where snake...
Zoos / Aquariums Edisto Island
 
Edmondston-Alston House
In 1825, Charles Edmondston built this house in...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions South of Broad
 
Folly Beach
Folly Beach is the Lowcountry's most iconic...
Beaches Charleston
 
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
 
Francis Marion National Forest
Pack a picnic and your fishing poles, or hit the...
Parks, Forests Moncks Corner
 
French Protestant (Huguenot) Church
The circa-1845 Gothic-style church is home to the...
Religious Sites North of Broad
 
Front Beach
If you want a singles scene and beach bars like...
Beaches Charleston
 
Gibbes Museum of Art
Experience Charleston's history through art....
Museums / Galleries North of Broad
 
Great Swamp Sanctuary
Boardwalks and hiking, biking, and canoe trails...
Parks Walterboro
 
Heyward-Washington House
Thomas Heyward, rice king, patriot leader, and...
Houses / Mansions South of Broad
 
Irvin~House Vineyards
Located in idyllic countryside 40 minutes from...
Wineries / Breweries West of the Ashley River
 
Isle of Palms County Park
Play beach volleyball or quietly sunbathe in a...
Beaches Charleston
 
Joseph Manigault House
Considered by many to be the finest example of...
Houses / Mansions North of Broad
 
Kiawah Beachwalker Park
The public park about 28 miles southwest of...
Beaches Charleston
 
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Owner Thomas Drayton came from Barbados in 1671...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums West of the Ashley River
 
Market Hall
Built in 1841, this imposing restored landmark...
Architectural Sites North of Broad
 
Mepkin Abbey
This active Trappist monastery overlooking the...
Religious Sites Moncks Corner
 
Middleton Place
This former plantation is home to America's...
Gardens / Arboretums West of the Ashley River
 
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Sprawling beneath the Ravenel Bridge, this...
Parks Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park
With the "Big Toy" playground, paved trails, an...
Parks Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
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 Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon
Originally a customs house with a waterside...
Museums / Galleries South of Broad
 
Old Santee Canal Park
Adventure into the Charleston area's past at Old...
Parks Moncks Corner
 
Old Slave Mart Museum
This is likely the only building still in...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites North of Broad
 
Old Village
The historic nucleus of Mount Pleasant, this...
Neighborhoods / Streets Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Climb aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites, Nautical Sites Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
 
Powder Magazine
Completed in 1713, the oldest public building in...
Historic Districts / Sites North of Broad
 
Seeking Indigo
This spa is 6,000 square feet of delightful,...
Spas Charleston
 
South Carolina Aquarium
The 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank houses the...
Zoos / Aquariums North of Broad
 
South Carolina Artisans Center
This lovely center is a showcase for the most...
Stores / Malls Walterboro
 
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
 
Stella Nova
In an historic Charleston "single house," Stella...
Spas Charleston
 
Sullivan's Island Beach
This is one of the most noncommercialized,...
Beaches Charleston
 
Waterfront Park
Enjoy the fishing pier's "front-porch" swings,...
Parks North of Broad

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