The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau runs the Charleston Visitor Center, which has information about the city as well as Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Edisto Island, Summerville, and the Isle of Palms. The Historic Charleston Foundation and the Preservation Society of Charleston have information on house tours.
Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting St., Market area, Charleston, SC, 29403. 843/853–8000 or 800/868–8118. www.charlestoncvb.com.)
Preservation Society of Charleston (147 King St., Market area, Charleston, SC, 29401. 843/722 Ext. 4630. www.preservationsociety.org.)