RICH in history from its formation in the 1600's to modern day, just walking the streets is an experience in remembering. There are numerous sightseeing tours to bring history to life from visiting the historic area of downtown Charleston to touring the neighboring forts. There are also numerous 1st in Charleston from the first country club, customs house, synagogue, firehouse....

Charleston's oldest church (St. Michael's) has been tolling its bells on the hour since 1764. 

 

Here are some places to help bring history to life:

Patriots Point
Military museum with retired Navy ships

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Historic lush grounds with tours & a zoo

Waterfront Park
Popular park with walkways & fountains

USS Yorktown
WWII aircraft carrier & museum

Rainbow Row
Iconic, pastel-hued Georgian rowhouses

Boone Hall
Scenic farmland with historic structures

South Carolina Aquarium
Expansive display of living sea animals

Middleton Place
Inn rooms on a former plantation

Fort Moultrie
Long-running fort with artifacts & views

Drayton Hall
Well-preserved antebellum plantation

Charleston Museum
Vast collection of regional artifacts

Exchange and Provost
Revolutionary & Colonial history tours

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Modern bridge with triangular arches

Old Slave Mart
Historic site open to the public

Nathaniel Russell House
Grand neoclassical house built in 1808

Calhoun Mansion
Historic residence & museum

Liberty Square
Park with Fort Sumter museum & ferry

Charles Towne Landing
Park honoring Carolina's founding

Gibbes Museum of Art
Collection of prints & drawings

Joseph Manigault House
Restored 1803 Adams-style residence

Historic Charleston Foundation
History, museum, and architecture

Edmondston-Alston House
Early 19th-century home & museum

Aiken-Rhett House
Historic 1800s home of a former governor

Powder Magazine
Military museum in a historic space

Wadmalaw Island
Beaches

HISTORY IN CHARLESTON SC- #5  OF THE 7 REASONS TO CHOOSE CHARLESTON

History of South Carolina Timeline
Colonial period 1651–1774
American Revolution 1775–1788
Antebellum period 1812–1860
Civil War era 1861–1865
Reconstruction1865–1877
State of South Carolina

Heyward-Washington House
Restored Georgian home built in 1772 
National Historic Landmark with tours
USS Laffey (DD-724)
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
Mace Brown Museum of Natural History
Fort Sumter
Sea fort with a pivotal Civil War role
City Market
Landmark 4-block city market
White Point Garden
Waterside park with wartime monuments
The Battery
Garden
Angel Oak Tree
Iconic photo opportunity of a large OLD tree
Marion Square
Green space with historic monuments

Morris Island Light
Civil War–era offshore lighthouse

Charleston Historic District

Preservation Society of Charleston

Folly Beach Pier, SC

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Former plantation of a founding father
Military museum with retired Navy ships

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Historic lush grounds with tours & a zoo

Waterfront Park
Popular park with walkways & fountains

USS Yorktown
WWII aircraft carrier & museum

Rainbow Row
Iconic, pastel-hued Georgian rowhouses

Boone Hall
Scenic farmland with historic structures

Love history and love Charleston, let's think about buying a piece of this history.

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