Cobblestone, sand and water provide endless opportunities.

Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston. You can be as adventurous or as tame as you like. Best of all, our mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.

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As featured on The Travel Channel, Food Network, and in Southern Living, we offer the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in Charleston. Voted Charleston's Best Tour Company the last five years. Exclusive access to Charleston's Most Haunted Locations.
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A bustling kitchen retail shop where you’ll find the artistry, equipment and gadgets that help you make culinary magic happen, with a teaching kitchen featuring enjoy-it-now, fun-filled cooking classes led by our talented instructors. Open seven days a week. Now you’re cookin’.
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Atop the Market Pavilion Hotel is the swanky Pavilion Bar, Charleston’s alfresco rooftop hot spot, offering panoramic city & harbor views, cool cocktails & savory cuisine. Enjoy lobster thermador pizza & duck confit nachos. All day to late evening dining. Smart casual dress.
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This is the only tour that can take you into Charleston’s oldest graveyard at night! View Charleston’s famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.
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Explore Charleston Harbor aboard a Spiritline Cruise. Charleston’s unique history unfolds from the perspective of its Harbor on this nonstop cruise. Features historic forts, palatial homes, and port activities. Departs Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant and the dock next to the Aquarium.
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Since 1918, three generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed Southern gentleman. Located in downtown Charleston SC, find classic and unexpected selections from sportswear to fine clothing for men & women from the best names in the industry.
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Charleston Cooks! is a bustling kitchen retail shop where you'll find the artistry, equipment and gadgets that help you make culinary magic happen, with a teaching kitchen featuring enjoy-it-now, fun-filled cooking classes led by our talented instructors.
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Join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston! Daily tasting tours introduce guests to Lowcountry cuisine at many great seafood finds. Go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, bakers, culinary experts and specialty shops.
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Sail aboard SCHOONER PRIDE, Charleston's only 3-masted tall ship. Elegantly modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Accommodates up to 49 guests and sails daily for Dolphin Sails, Sunset Sails and Special events. Available for private charters and groups!
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French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a well-rounded wine list. Sunday Brunch from 10am, lunch daily from 11:30am, dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. Late night menu through 1am.
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Over 25 Galleries within walking distance in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston (see website for map). French Quarter Art Walks are the First Friday of March, May, October and December from 5 to 8pm.
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Over 25 Galleries within walking distance in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston (see website for map). French Quarter Art Walks are the First Friday of March, May, October and December from 5 to 8pm.
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The Carolina Queen is Charleston's only paddle-wheel riverboat. We offer great special events including: Our Signature Blues & BBQ Cruises, Jazz Brunch Cruises, Murder Mystery, Craft Beer Cruises, and seasonal special events. See our website for a full schedule.
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Licensed Guides in the Red Sash team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. Board your carriage in our stable using an easy loading ramp. Carriages also available for weddings and large groups. Family-owned since 1983. Reserve online. No Booking Fees!
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A Grand Charleston Club Reorganized - again. Victor Social Club was a gentlemen-only meeting place for all sorts back in the day. Today, we pay homage to the legend, serving classic cocktails, ice cold beers and an extensive wine list. Like most club life established in the eighteenth-century, Victor Social Club is based strongly on Charleston foundations of leisure and community.
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Spiritline Cruises owns and operates the largest charter fleet in South Carolina. Private parties, dinners, and receptions for groups of 20 to more than 400 on SpiritLine's yachts, Spirit of Carolina, Spirit of Charleston, Spirit of the Lowcountry and General Beauregard.
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Gray Line of Charleston is the oldest and largest bus touring company in the city with more than 50 years experience offering guided tours. Join us for a complete and comprehensive overview of more than 300 years of historic Charleston by one of our licensed guides. Be sure to check out our Fort Sumter combo tour offer and save!
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Corrigan Gallery presents local, contemporary fine art with presence and a future of museum quality. Works are available for all budgets and discerning collectors. Second market Charleston Renaissance works are also handled. 27 years of experience is behind the gallery.
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The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is a full-service European spa featuring an extensive offerings including skin care, body treatments, massage therapy and much more. Renew your spirit and rejuvenate your body with our range of indulgent treatments.
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With more to explore every day, share in the wonders of South Carolina’s backyard. Marvel at turtles, stingrays, sharks, otters, jellyfish, alligators and more. Daily dive shows and interactive programs. Travel through the new Madagascar Journey exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs.
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Featured in Southern Living, New York Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, antebellum homes, architecture, gardens, and culture. Reservations Recommended. Departs from the Mills House Hotel at 10 am & 2 pm.
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Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort via ferry boat ride while you enjoy breathtaking views of historic downtown Charleston and her Harbor. Tours depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
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Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort via ferry boat ride while you enjoy breathtaking views of historic downtown Charleston and her Harbor. Tours depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
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Charleston Harbor Tours & Bulldog Tours combine to offer the best of Charleston by boat and by foot. Enjoy our 90 minute harbor tour + choice of Bulldog Tour's Ghost & Graveyard Tour, Haunted Jail Tour or Charleston Strolls History Tour. Combine both tours and save $!
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Original, live theater in the heart of Charleston! Whether it's our award-winning comedies and musicals or cheerful Christmas show, we invite you to relax, unwind and laugh with friends. Fun drinks and savory bites are standing by.
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"See it All" with Adventure Sightseeing. With over 30 years of experience in city and plantation tours, let our experience and knowledge work for you! Sit back in delight as our licensed guides entertain you! Hotel pick up available.
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Over 25 Galleries within walking distance in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston (see website for map). French Quarter Art Walks are the First Friday of March, May, October and December from 5 to 8pm.
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The perfect venue for your next special event. Whether it's sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on charter yacht or a social event, We have the perfect vessel to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!
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Corrigan Gallery presents local, contemporary fine art with presence and a future of museum quality. Works are available for all budgets and discerning collectors. Second market Charleston Renaissance works are also handled. 27 years of experience is behind the gallery.
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Adventure Sightseeing has been offering the best motorized tours of Charleston for over 30 years. Enjoy transportation to Charleston's Best Plantations with a licensed guide. Sit back and relax and let us do the driving and entertain you along the way. See our website for a full schedule of tours and to get tickets. Hotel pick up available.
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Recognized by Vogue and Marie Claire magazines as one of the top boutiques in the country, this King Street destination stocks over 50 of the world's best designers including Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, MSGM, & 3.1 Phillip Lim and features their entire selection online at www.hampdenclothing.com.
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As featured on The Travel Channel, Food Network, and in Southern Living, we offer the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in Charleston. Voted Charleston's Best Tour Companyť the last five years. Exclusive access to Charleston's Most Haunted Locations.
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Tu-Su. Mar.-Oct.: History Tours, Nature Tours, Sunset Cruises, Haunted Harbor Ghost Tours – times vary. Interpretive history and nature tours with local historian and naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston Harbor. Frequent Dolphin Sightings. Corporate/private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.
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Learn about Charleston’s ghostly past as you enjoy libations at some of the city’s finest taverns and pubs. Sip on a martini, guzzle a beer and toast your cocktails to the Bulldog Tours Haunted Pub Crawl! Reservations are required.
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Tu. -Su. Mar.-Oct. Come and explore Morris Island and go shelling with our naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston’s Harbor Marine life. Frequent Dolphin Sightings. Corporate & Private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.
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Charleston Stage, founded by playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina's largest professional theatre company in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Stage provides a full season of plays, musicals and theatre-for-youth productions.
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The RiverDogs are a Class-A Affiliate of the NY Yankees in the South Atlantic League. Known for affordable family fun and the food offerings that have been featured in Esquire, Man v. Food, Rachel Ray and more.
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America's First Museum showcases an outstanding collection that tells the story of Charleston and the Lowcountry. Whether you have an interest in early southern culture, decorative arts, historic weaponry or military history, The Charleston Museum has something for everyone in your family. See website or call for hours and pricing.
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Charleston's Finest offers daily tours to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour includes the nature tram ride through Audubon Swamp where you see birds and alligators in the wild, gardens, slave cabin and a guided tour of the mansion. A "must see" on your visit!
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Our family has been living SC history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you! Combine our historic city tour, 10:30am, with the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 12:30, for the #1 tour value in Charleston. Free downtown pick up at the Charleston Visitors Center (375 Meeting St.)
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Charleston’s most photographed guides lead you on a walk through Charleston’s Golden Age of Piracy – stories about Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, Stede Bonnet, and more. Children’s Tours & Ghost Tours also offered. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, ETV.
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Bay Street provides the atmosphere of a traditional Biergarten, combined with the newest experience in beer. Enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern made cuisine, alongside beers from around the world on tap behind the bar and directly at your table.
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The city’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved and stabilized. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased. $12. M-Sa 10am– 5pm, Su 2pm–5pm. Last tour beings at 4:15 p.m.
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The acclaimed Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique blend of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines while live jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance. From the impeccable service to the nearly 1,300-label wine list, Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals.
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Call for schedule. Experience the real charm and grace of Charleston with Charleston's Finest. See the historic city like you have never seen it before. Our family has been living South Carolina history since 1690 and we'd like to share it with you!
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Charleston’s most photographed guides lead you on a walk through Charleston’s Golden Age of Piracy – stories about Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, Stede Bonnet, and more. Children’s Tours & Ghost Tours also offered. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, ETV.
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Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture. This National Historic Landmark displays a remarkable collection of period English and French furnishings dating to the early 19th century. See website or call for hours and pricing.
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We provide experienced, licensed guides with our transportation or yours. We design tours just for you: private, group, walking, step-on guides, family or military reunions and corporate groups. For that special tour, call Charleston's Finest!
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The Charleston Angler provides the service of arranging inshore, fly and near shore fishing charters with the best most experienced guides in the Lowcountry by calling or emailing contact@thecharlestonangler.com.
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Dating to 1825 and located on Charleston’s High Battery, guided tours invite visitors to step into a world of Antebellum elegance and style. Visitors will see furniture, silver and paintings original to the Alston family, and breathtaking views of the harbor from the second-floor piazza.
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Save $ and tour Charleston by land and by sea with two of the most experienced and reputable tour companies in town. Includes 90 minute, live-narrated harbor history tour and one hour carriage tour. Tours may be taken on separate days. Tickets may be purchased at either location: Charleston Harbor Tours - 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 or Palmetto Carriage Works - 8 Guignard St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8145
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Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer serves freshly roasted coffee prepared by skilled baristas and has over 20 rotating taps, which can be enjoyed in their spacious courtyard with a sandwich, pastry or slice of quiche prepared daily by local bakeries.
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We provide experienced, licensed guides with our transportation or yours. We design tours just for you: private, group, walking, step-on guides, family or military reunions and corporate groups. For that special tour, call Charleston's Finest!
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Built in 1772, Charleston's Revolutionary War Houseť was the town-home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home features magnificent Charleston-made furniture and a formal 18th century garden. See website or call for hours and pricing.
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Masters of our craft, we aim to share our illuminating experiences of candle-making through scent, touch, and sight. Home to more than 30 brands of unique candles and thoughtful gifts, Candlefish is an inspiration destination.
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Located in an 18th Century building, this unique shop is a menagerie of designer and estate jewelry, beautiful antique silver and unusual gifts. Specializing in exquisite ideas for events. Over 100 years on King Street and is the place for locals to shop.
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Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world, carrying just everything to do with beading of all kinds. Largest & best stocked store in Southeast. 12-6 M-Th, 11-6 Fri, 11-5 Sat, 1-5 Sun. Well worth a visit.
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On your way to your destination, enjoy Charleston's beautiful harbor. From dolphin sightings to a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Rides leave hourly 9am-8pm March-November.
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Charleston's Finest offers daily tours to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour includes the nature tram ride through Audubon Swamp where you see birds and alligators in the wild, gardens, slave cabin and a guided tour of the mansion. A "must see" on your visit!
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Two fabulous floors of beads await you! You'll find over 25,000 strands of gemstones, 4,000 strands of fresh-water pearls, approximately 16,000 strands of glass, and anything else to make stunning jewelry. If you love making jewelry, you'll love this terrific store!
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The Charleston Angler is the premier fishing and fly tackle shop in Charleston. Our local "Redfish" brand stickers, t-shirts, and hats are available in all 5 locations. We don't just sell fishing, we eat, sleep, and breathe it!
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Save money and enjoy a unique experience combining two of Charleston's most respected and reliable tour attractions. Save when buying both tickets combined vs. individual admissions. Transportation to either location not included. Buy tickets online or call 888-224-5037.
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Susan C. Lee is offering private, escorted tours of Charleston and plantations in her personal car (1 to 4 passengers). Only 1% of Charleston licensed tour guides are currently authorized to provide this wonderful, customized, personalized service.
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Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior w/ elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city's elite. $12. M-Sa 10am– 5pm, Su 2pm – 5pm. Last tour beings at 4:15 p.m.
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From walking tours to all-day chartered excursions, we customize the tour that covers your interests. Private, group, step-on, reunions, corporate events, costume tours, speaking engagements available. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, and ETV! TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner!
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Charleston's most inclusive combination tour! Save time and $ when booking the tri combo tour. Includes 90 minute harbor history tour, one hour carriage tour, and admission to Boone Hall Plantation. Tours may be taken on different days. Must purchase tickets at Charleston Harbor Tours ticket office, online or call 888-224-5037
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Sail historic Charleston Harbor aboard SCHOONER PRIDE, an 84' three-masted tall-ship. Elegantly modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Up to 49 guests. Perfect for intimate weddings, receptions, private events, corporate retreats and team building. Catering available aboard.
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Pubs, pirates, patriots, police, priests, prostitutes... Charleston's history through the bottom of a glass! Stroll with our pirates & colonial rogues to some of Charleston's favorite taverns and hear unusual, but true, stories you won’t hear on other tours.
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Experience the sounds that define Charleston's unique southern charm - gospel, Gershwin, jazz, Civil War camp songs and light classics - coming to life in historic Circular Congregational Church during live, weekly 75-minute concerts. Call or check website for concert schedule. 800.838.3006 (tickets) 843.270.4903 (groups & info)
The Charleston Music Hall
Boasting the best acoustics in town, the Music Hall is a listening room: an intimate theatre in which the audience and the artist can interact on a more personal level. The hall hosts everything from rock shows to local jazz to ballet to theatre.
12th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show
Antiques Show, March 20 - 22. English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, architectural elements, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Tickets: online or 843-722-3405.
2nd Annual Medal of Honor Bowl Game and Event Week
January 4 – 10, 2015. A post-season collegiate all-star game, showcasing the nation’s top NFL draft-eligible football players. Some 94 players and over 150 NFL personnel / scouts take part in an entire week of practices and host committee sponsored-events. 2nd annual event is scheduled for January 10, 2015, at 2:30pm at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium and will be televised on NBC Sports.
2nd Sunday on King
From 1-5pm each month, King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic from Queen Street north to Calhoun, as businesses invite the public to enjoy the best shopping, dining and services the region has to offer indoors, on the sidewalks and in the street.
68th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens
The Festival of Houses & Gardens, March 19 - April 19. Tours highlight American architecture & arts in approx.150 downtown Charleston’s grandest, private houses & gardens from Georgian & antebellum periods & into early 20th century. Tickets: online or 843-722-3405.
8th Annual Gildan's Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament
November 19-22, 2015. Gildan’s Charleston Classic is a NCAA Men’s Invitational Tournament held each year at the TD Arena in historic Charleston and managed by ESPN. Includes eight teams playing 12 games during a four-day weekend. Teams for eight annual event include; Bradley, George Mason, Long Beach State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Towson and Virginia.
A Student's Tour
Educational, fun & memorable experience designed just for your students as they explore over 300 years of history, sites and stories about US, SC, African-American, Civil/Revolutionary wars, religious, architecture, pirates, fires, earthquake, hurricanes or cemetery walk with ghostly friends & more! Reservations - 843.556.0664.
Adventure Harbor Tours
Let the adventure begin! Morris Island barrier island ecology expeditions while hunting shell and sharks teeth, daily Eco/Science trips, pirate and history tours and nightly BYOB sunset cruises too.Private charters and parties available for up to 80 people. Come see us!
Affordabike Bicycle Shop
Most affordable bike rentals in Charleston! Free golf-cart shuttle will pick you up before and drop you off after your rental. We have cruisers, hybrids, road bikes, tandems, and options for kids. Cruisers start at $20/day. Rentals include locks, helmets, and baskets.
Affordabike Bicycle Shop
Come to Affordabike for custom-made beach cruisers, unmatched labor and rental prices, and the largest selection of bikes and accessories in town. We are known for our friendly and professional staff. Free pickup/drop off for rental bikes.
Affordabike Bicycle Shop
Most affordable bike rentals in Charleston! Free golf-cart shuttle will pick you up before and drop you off after your rental. We have cruisers, hybrids, road bikes, tandems, and options for kids. Cruisers start at $20/day. Rentals include locks, helmets, and baskets.
Alan’s Talk of the Towne
Historic City tour features the Market, Rainbow Row, the mansions South of Broad and stops at the Battery with the most experienced guide in the industry. Two-hour tours include Edmondston-Alston House. Visitor Center (375 Meeting St.) 9:15 Mon-Sat., 11:45 and 2:45 daily.
Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar
Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, specializes in fresh, local, sustainable seafood. We have a wide variety of oysters, clams, shellfish and fish. Full service bar with extensive wine, beer, cocktail list.
An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.
Come explore Charleston's local beer scene and the unique history behind Lowcountry brewing. Experience historic pubs and breweries while enjoying cold beverages, delicious appetizers, and an intimate guided tour with local guides. Group rates available for all occasions! Reservations required.
Anglin Smith Fine Art
Anglin Smith Fine Art is Charleston’s gallery for contemporary realism and color. The gallery features works by Lowcountry painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith Hughes, and photographer Tripp Smith, among other artists.
Anglin Smith Fine Art
Anglin Smith Fine Art is Charleston’s gallery for contemporary realism and color. The gallery features works by Lowcountry painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith Hughes, and photographer Tripp Smith, among other artists.
Atrium Art Gallery
“Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space” - Featuring Contemporary Art, Abstract, Realism, Landscape, Lowcountry Art and Black and White Photography. We are located in the French Quarter of Downtown Charleston at 61 QUEEN STREET between Church and Meeting Streets.
Atrium Art Gallery
“Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space” - Featuring Contemporary Art, Abstract, Realism, Landscape, Lowcountry Art and Black and White Photography. We are located in the French Quarter of Downtown Charleston at 61 QUEEN STREET between Church and Meeting Streets.
BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®
March 4-8, 2015. BB&T is thrilled to offer a taste of double-digit-worthy excitement at our upcoming annual festival: Wednesday, March 4 – through Sunday, March 8.
Ben Silver
"Classic style has always been our business." Traditional clothier to gentlemen, world renowned for authentic striped and crested silk neckwear. Visit our elegant 19th century quarters - under the clock - to find the finest shirtings, tailored garments, understated accessories and fine women's apparel. M-Sa, 9am-6pm. Some Sundays 12pm-5pm.
Berlins For Women
Famous for the most fabulous special occasion frocks in the southeast. Known for interesting sportswear, and new designers. Service unparalleled since 1883 and still at the top of their game. Fourth generation Ellen Berlin continues the Family tradition with an eye for the total Customer experience. Private parking across the street.
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and Shoppe
Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting -- clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, drinks, and desserts. Featuring Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery, Sherlock Holmes & the Charleston History Mystery, Church Street Daughters Garden, Gun & Gin Club, and more!
Blue Bicycle Books
Blue Bicycle Books is Charleston's favorite locally-owned bookstore. With over 50,000 used, rare, local and new books, the store focuses on connecting writers with readers, through its writing programs and many events and book signings. Founded in 1995.
Bob Ellis
A celebrated Southern institution and, for years, a first name in Charleston shopping. Today, its reputation continues to precede itself as a full-service shoe salon selling designer labels like Jimmy Choo, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Yves St. Laurent, Manolo Blahnik and Gucci. Sizes AAAA, 3 ˝-12.
Brackish
Feather bow ties handcrafted locally in Charleston. Every tie is a sustainable work of art and a perfect addition to any southern wedding. We pride ourselves on genuine, intricate detail not found in mass production.
Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present
Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year, culminating with the Lowcountry’s longest running holiday show, “the Charleston Christmas Special” – seen by thousands each year. Group sales available!
Brooks Brothers
As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is a global brand offering classically styled apparel and accessories for men, women, and boys. We invite you to visit our location at 205 King Street in downtown Charleston.
Candlelight Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the South
Join our expert guides as they take you into Charleston's Haunted History. See haunted sights that have been on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. AAA rated and highly ranked on "trip advisor". $5 off every adult. Tour with the best!
Candy Shop Vintage
One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.
Candy Shop Vintage
One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.
Carolina Polo & Carriage Company
Daily 9am-5pm. Locations: inside the Doubletree Hotel (181 Church St.,) and our stables (45 Pinckey St.,). Owned and operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s.
Cathedral of St. John The Baptist
Built between 1890 and 1907, the building is constructed of Connecticut Brownstone with star shaped indentations on the surface. The land was purchased in 1820 by Bishop England who was the 1st bishop of the diocese.
Chai Y'all Tours
Tour combining Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a classical city tour, conducted by a founder of SC Jewish Historic Society and featured as Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”. For 43 years a,“me-chai-yeh” 2-4 persons private car, bus step-on guide or strolls. Reservations 843.556.0664.
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian introduce you to the city! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Uniquely personal - no more than 12 per tour. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Fri & Sat. $20
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian guide you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Enjoy a personal walking, driving or plantation tour with this life-long resident.
Charleston Bicycle Tours
Come see Charleston by bicycle on roads less traveled - her plantations, islands and quaint towns. Three to six day tours, small fun groups, upscale accommodations, memorable meals, full van support; owner Alex Graham is a licensed guide.
Charleston Carriage Works
Get ready for an awesome experience - our guides will entertain and educate you. We are here to provide a perfect experience. We'll help with anything you need - weddings, groups, specialty tours and more. We'll design an event just for you.
Charleston City Marina
Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown Charleston, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of dock space covering 40 acres of water. The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.
Charleston City Market
Open M-Su. The sprawling City Market encompasses three open air sheds and one enclosed Great Hall, which house more than 140 merchants, including 20 locally owned micro boutiques. This historic landmark is the best place to pick up a wide variety of authentic Lowcountry souvenirs.
Charleston City Market
Open M-Su. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Watch the craftsmanship and artistry as the ladies weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.
Charleston City Market
Open M-Su. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Watch the craftsmanship and artistry as the ladies weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.
Charleston Concert Association
The Charleston Concert Association is the Lowcountry’s oldest presenting organization. It has presented internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles in Charleston since 1936. The CCA presents the world’s foremost masters in the areas of opera, symphony, jazz, choir, ballet, and modern dance.
Charleston Convention & Group Services, Inc.
Our licensed and professional guides represent the most experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Call us today for step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or a customized package for your group. Bilingual guides available; Member NTA & MPI.
Charleston Convention & Group Services, Inc.
Unrivaled personal service, creative events and unique excursions since 1986! CCGS is here to design your group’s picture perfect Charleston experience: customized tours & excursions, dining & transportation, unique events and full-service packages for corporate, tour and convention groups. Member NTA and MPI.
Charleston Culinary Tours
Take your taste buds for a stroll. Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of lowcountry cuisine, cocktails and history with five tours available: Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, Chef Showcase at the Farmer's Market, Chefs's Kitchen & Mixology.
Charleston Distilling Co.
A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations Recommended.
Charleston Distilling Co.
A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations Recommended.
Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association
CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarship and art supplies for the Charleston County High schools.
Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association
CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarship and art supplies for the Charleston County High schools.
Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association
CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarship and art supplies for the Charleston County High schools.
Charleston Harbor Tours / Bulldog Tours Ghost Tour Combination
Save $ and enjoy a live-narrated harbor history tour and your choice of Bulldog Tours' Ghost and Graveyard walking tour or Haunted Jail Tour. Tickets may be purchased at either location Charleston Harbor Tours, 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401 www.charlestonharbortours.com or Bulldog Tours, 18 Anson Street, www.bulldogtours.com
Charleston Heritage Passport
Discover Charleston’s “must see” historic and cultural sites while saving nearly 40% off regular admission – with the Heritage Passport! Passports are available ONLY at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., and are not valid for group admission. Visit our website for complete details.
Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect
This two hour tour is the premier review of Charleston's opulent history, stately architecture, graceful gardens, charming antebellum homes, colorful culture and active preservation. Have a camera? Photo tips provided! Reservations required. $20 tours daily. Private tours also! 843-901-9283
Charleston International Antiques Show
English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, architectural elements, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Tickets: online or 843-722-3405.
Charleston International Film Festival
November 4-8, 2015. A unique film experience exploring all genre through features, documentaries, shorts and animations created by local, national and international filmmakers. Attend nightly after parties, free workshops and a closing awards gala.
Charleston Maritime Center
Located near the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston Maritime Center is the first of many projects in Charleston's long-range plan to redevelop and revitalize the historic waterfront and provide waters-edge access to its residents and visitors. Marina, facilities and more!
Charleston Rice Beads
Charleston Rice Beads by Candy Shop Vintage are a revivial of popular vintage design. Local jewelry designer Deirdre Zahl has reimagined these fabulous chains that pay homage to our city’s port history, in necklaces and bracelets in an array of colors and styles.
Charleston Sailing Charters "Fate Sailing Yacht"
Charleston's premiere 50ft private sailing yacht, "Fate". Relax and sail in serene luxury while your captain and crew treat you like royalty as they expertly sail you around the Charleston harbor. Day sails, sunset sails and overnight excursions available.
Charleston Sailing Charters "Fate Sailing Yacht"
Charleston's premiere 50ft private sailing yacht, "Fate". Relax and sail in serene luxury while your captain and crew treat you like royalty as they expertly sail you around the Charleston harbor. Day sails, sunset sails and overnight excursions available.
Charleston Sailing School
Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters offers the most unique and memorable ways to experience Charleston by water. Sailing Lessons, Private Yacht Charters, Boat Rentals, and Bareboat Charters are all available from our location Downtown at the Charleston City Marina.
Charleston Sole
Discover Historic Charleston with Charleston native, Brian Simms. This two hour tour covers our remarkable history, fascinating stories and hidden gems, making this such a special place to visit! Mon-Sat 10am & 2pm, Adult $18, Child 6-12 $10, Under 6 free.
Charleston Steeplechase Tours
Charleston Steeplechase Tours offers running tours of Historic Charleston, SC. Tours originate from Downtown Charleston's Marion Square. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, covers approximately 3.5 miles of the historic district, and includes 10-12 stops at pertinent landmarks along the way.
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
As the largest performing arts organization in SC, the Charleston Symphony performs music from September through May. Featuring Masterworks, Chamber Orchestra, and Pops Series, there is something for every musical taste. Family, educational, and outreach events are offered throughout the year. Various locations.
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
With downtown van pick-up for up to 14 people, Charlestonian guide takes discerning visitors by van to her friends’ private historic homes and gardens, ending with lunch and a silver tea at her house served on Cantonware overlooking the Ashley River.
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
The 9:30 2-hour morning tour of the heart of the historic Old Walled City includes hidden nooks and crannies, and ends with tea on the Battery overlooking the harbor.
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
March 13-14, 2015. Enjoy some of the best national and local storytellers as they delight audiences with stories that reminisce about childhood, tickle your funny bone and transport you to another place and time. Presented by Charleston County Public Library.
Charleston Tours Inc.
Charleston’s original plantation specialist offering “Gone with the Wind” guided plantation and city tours daily including African-American history influence, in all of our tours. Recommended by the New York Times and the late, great CBS journalist Charles Kuralt. Free hotel pick-up.
Charleston Venture Tours, LLC
All tours conducted by the owner.We offer the BEST prices in town. FREE pickup at Mt. Pleasant & Isle of Palms and for parties of 10 or more from anywhere downtown. Tours depart the Visitor Center at 9:30, 12:00 & 2:30 Daily.
Charleston's Best Tours, LLC
Get spooked with Charleston's Best Tours walking nighttime ghost tour as seen in AAA Magazine! Our career guides will share site-specific, well-documented stories and other recent sightings. The only ghost tour with the same location and local people since 1999!
CharlestonTours.com
CharlestonTours.com is your one stop web portal for the best tours & events. Harbor Tours, Sailing Excursions, Special Events, Bus Tours, Plantation Tours and Charleston's Best Value Combination Tours. Private events and group tours too! Let us save you time and visit our site today!
Charms of Charleston Tours
Charms of Charleston Tours are a locally owned tour service. Our guides are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Nine hands-on exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a Pirate Ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through the power of PLAY. Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm; closed Mon. Extended Seasonal Hours.
Chow Down Charleston Food Tours
Chow Down through Chucktown with us as we highlight Charleston's delicious offerings hidden throughout the borough's of downtown. Enjoy 6 tastings showcasing local ingredients, Lowcountry classics, and the true culinary technique and genius that Charleston is famous for.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier
Located on Society Street, slightly off King, third generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume is creating an art of chocolate. This French Chocolate Cafe features sandwiches, baguette, Locally roasted coffee, French pastry, hand-painted chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate sculptures, and...chocolate shoes. Reward yourself.
Circular Congregation Church
Open to visitors when tour guides are available. Organized in 1681, this church became The Independent Church of Charles Towne. Meeting Street adopted its name from the Meeting House built to house the independent congregation. In 1806, a unique circular building, designed by Robert Mills, became known as the Circular Church. In 1861, a fire destroyed the building. In 1891, the fourth and present building on the site integrated the brick from the burned building of the 1886 earthquake into the new building. The Circular Church established the first Sunday School in South Carolina.
Classic Carriage Works, LLC
Experience Charleston's rich history with our knowledgeable licensed tour guides as they take you on a residential tour through historic downtown Charleston. Carriages for private tours, weddings, large groups available. Discount rates/combo tours offered. "Race to Savings" information on our website.
Colonial Candle
For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle has been a leader in premium candle industry. Proudly made in the USA and based in Charleston, our exclusive oval jars provide clean, even burn and are available in over 75 on trend fragrances.
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture represents leading talent by US and European artists. Along with extensive inventory, the gallery is a matchmaker for portraits as well as a consultant building important collections of 19th - 21st century works for clients.
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture represents leading talent by US and European artists. Along with extensive inventory, the gallery is a matchmaker for portraits as well as a consultant building important collections of 19th - 21st century works for clients.
F & J Beverage Co. LLC
Whether barside, boatside, or beachside….go ahead, make it Fat & Juicy and start the party early. Touted by Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Beverage Media among other, Fat & Juicy Bloody Mary mix is available online and at select retailers nationwide.
Finicky Filly
Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D.Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.
Finicky Filly
Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D.Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
This church was organized in 1731 by Caledonian immigrants who would not become members of the Anglican faith. The present church, built in 1814, displays the seal of the Church of Scotland in the window over the main entrance. The bells, which the congregation voted to give to the Confederacy in 1863, were replaced in 1999.
First Baptist Church
Sunday services, 8:45am worship, 9:45am Bible school, 11am worship and 6:30pm vesper service. First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in the South, founded in 1682. The present sanctuary building, designed by Robert Mills, was completed in 1822.
Fort Sumter National Monument
Open daily except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours vary according to the season. Concessionaire ferries depart from Liberty Square in Charleston and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. America’s most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. A powerful symbol to both the South and the North, Fort Sumter remains a memorial to all who fought to hold it. The fort may be visited by concession operated ferry boat or private boats. Correspondences should be sent to park headquarters at 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482.
Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30am to 5pm, and admission is free. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. This National Park Service facility is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War.
Friends Of The Hunley
In 1864, the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat submarine and then mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was recovered from the sea in 2000. See history unfolding during weekend tours of the Hunley. For tickets, call 1.877.4HUNLEY. For weekday large group tours, call 843.744.1488.
Friends Of The Hunley
In 1864, the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat submarine and then mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was recovered from the sea in 2000. See history unfolding during weekend tours of the Hunley. For tickets, call 1.877.4HUNLEY. For weekday large group tours, call 843.744.1488.
Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
Charleston's destination for fine art, Gallery Row is located on Historic Broad Street. A "must see" for serious art collectors. A year-round schedule of fine art events, including First Friday Art Walks, A Taste of the Arts, Blues on Broad and Spoleto Soleil.
George C. Birlant & Co. Antiques
Since 1922, for over ninety years, we have been the anchor for Charleston's historic Antiques District. Third generation, family owned antiques establishment specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture, silver, china, crystal & brass as well as bench made reproductions. Exclusive makers of the original Charleston Battery Bench®.
Gibbes Museum of Art
Experience Charleston's history through art! Come face-to-face with stories of the South Carolina Lowcountry as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photography, and more at Charleston's signature art museum. Complimentary cell phone tour is offered with admission.
Gold Creations
Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.
Gold Creations
Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.
Grace Episcopal Chruch
Built in 1846, Grace Episcopal has one of the four English Changing Ringing (bell ringing) towers in the city. Tours may be arranged in advance.
Gullah Tours
Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.
Gullah Tours
Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.
Gullah Tours
M-F tours at 11am and 1pm. Sa tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Alphonso Brown, owner/guide. Gullah Tours explores the places, history and stories that are relevant to the varied contributions made by black Charlestonians. $18 per person. Reservations suggested.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
The Halsey Institute at the College of Charleston is a non-collecting contemporary art museum in downtown Charleston. In addition to organizing 5 exhibitions each year, the Halsey also presents lectures, a film series, publications & tours. Free admission. Gallery Hours: M-Sat. 11am - 4pm, Thurs. 11am - 7pm
Hampton Park
A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail; Charleston's mounted horse patrol stables nearby.
Harborview Charters
Explore Historic Charleston the Way the Locals Do… from the Water! From Dolphin Watching, Eco Excursions, Fishing, Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises, Shelling and more! All tours/charters are private, educational and quality fun for the whole family.
Haute Hanger
Opened in 2010 as a sister store to The Finicky Filly, Haute Hanger's goal is to provide Charleston with on-trend fashion at affordable prices. We proudly feature the latest styles in shoes, clothing, jewelry and more from various Los Angeles based designers.
Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC
French Quarter of historic Charleston. Specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including Southern painter, West Fraser. The work mingles impressionistic landscapes, maritime paintings, still lifes and more.
Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC
French Quarter of historic Charleston. Specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including Southern painter, West Fraser. The work mingles impressionistic landscapes, maritime paintings, still lifes and more.
High Wire Distilling
Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
High Wire Distilling
Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.
High Wire Distilling
Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.
Historic Charleston Battery
No trip to Charleston is complete without a stop at White Point Gardens, known popularly as Battery Park. This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter, while a look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions. Enormous oak trees provide serene shade to the park, and a display of weapons and cannons used in the Civil War make for a unique play area for children. You'll see a Columbiad used to shell Fort Sumter in 1861, two seacoast mortars, and more - be sure to bring a camera to snap photos of your family clamoring and playing on the cannons! During the early 18th century, the park was used as the home of the gallows, where Stede Bonnet - the "gentleman pirate" - and dozens of others were hanged. By 1837, the land was in use as a public garden. Weddings and other special events are frequently held at the beautiful, massive white gazebo in the center of the park, but on off-days it makes for a beautiful place to sit and take in the beauty and charm of Charleston!
Historic Charleston Foundation Special Tours
Connoisseur Tours are custom-designed, exclusive tours of Charleston and the Lowcountry for small, private groups. Itineraries are tailored to reflect special interests and needs of any small group, i.e.: architecture, antiques, history, gardens. Contact Connoisseur Tours Coordinator : 843.720.1182.
Horton Hayes Fine Art
Located at the corner of State and Queen Streets in historic downtown Charleston. The Gallery features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists. Subject matter in the gallery includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor.
Horton Hayes Fine Art
Located at the corner of State and Queen Streets in historic downtown Charleston. The Gallery features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists. Subject matter in the gallery includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor.
In the Kitchen With Chef Bob Waggoner
Charleston's only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included). Charleston's only 1600 sq ft showroom kitchen is the perfect setting for intimate private dinners, corporate or social events. www.chefbobwaggoner.com
International African American Museum
Scheduled to open in 2018, the IAAM is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry and explain how this population impacted the nation.
Jackson Davenport Vision Center
Jackson Davenport has been delivering on our commitment to exceptional quality and personal service for over fifty years, making us the Lowcountry’s choice for quality vision for 3 generations. Polarized sunglasses from Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Ray-Ban and Maui Jim.
Janice Kahn Tours
Quality guide who customizes tours just for your group's interests, time & convenience. My belief is visitors want to learn about Charleston's sites, not just see them. With wit and enthusiasm, since 1972, have your own private guide by car, step-on guide or strolls. Reservations - (843) 556-0664
Janice Kahn Tours
The name for 43 years synonymous for quality, customized tours with wit & enthusiasm. Learn about Charleston’s sites-not just see them! Past member Mayor’s Commission of Tourism, CNN, Fodors & more. Private car, strolls, step on guide. Reservations-843-556-0664
Jazz Artists of Charleston
Want jazz? Swing by JAC's Charleston Jazz House, visit charlestonjazz.com for Jazz Around Town, or catch a Charleston Jazz Orchestra performance, Charleston's own resident big-band! CJO is produced and presented by JAC, your source for all things jazz!
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers
Established in 1990, specializing in consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry & watches. Our collection spans decades and includes platinum engagement rings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek, unique one-of-a-kind pieces. All manner of fine jewelry and watch repair done on-site. Watch batteries replaced while you wait.
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE)
The fifth oldest synagogue in the United States and the oldest synagogue building in continuous use. It was the birthplace of American Reform Judaism in 1824. The present sanctuary, constructed in 1840, is considered one of the country’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Tours, Museum and Chosen Treasures Gift Shop open Sunday – Friday. Shabbat services are held on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit kkbe.org for specific times.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
W-Sa 11am-4pm. Karpeles houses the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world (more than 1 million). Philanthropist David Karpeles supports seven museums across the nation and his collection ranges from Ancient Egypt to the Apollo moon landing. Free.
King of Pops
King of Pops specializes in locally sourced, all natural frozen treats. We strive to use the freshest ingredients available and partner with local farmers bring you unique Low Country flavors. Our handmade pops will bring a refreshing twist to any gathering.
King Street Antique District
Voted the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Find antiques from any period and from all over the world, plus charming hotels, fine dining, fashion boutiques, gifts and fine jewelry.
King Street Fashion District
Named one of the “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA” by Forbes Traveler. The Fashion District has handbags and shoes straight from the runway, European lingerie, top designer fashions, jewelry and eyewear. Boutique hotels, great restaurants and superb salons.
Le Creuset Boutique
Featuring an assortment of Le Creuset cookware from iconic cast iron cookware, to versatile stoneware and innovative wine accessories, the flagship Le Creuset Boutique has just the right item in store for you. 112 N. Market Street (at Meeting Street), Charleston SC 29401.
Lee Bros
The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, founded in 1994 by Charleston-raised siblings Matt Lee and Ted Lee, is the mail-order source for southern foods that launched the Lee Bros.' careers as nationally-known writers, TV commentators, and the authors of three award-winning cookbooks.
Lily
Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Witty cards, intoxicating toiletries, vintage jewels, Belgian Linen, bits of architectural salvage & Lowcountry delicacies, are just a few of the fabulous finds tucked into this bright & charming shop.
Lordis Loft Salon & Spa
Lordis Loft is an upscale Aveda Salon and Spa located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Our focus is to create a nurturing environment where you can relax and enjoy your special day. We offer a full range of salon services and body treatments for beauty and well-being.
Lowcountry Local First
Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit that cultivates local economic prosperity by strengthening community support for locally owned businesses & farmers. Our goal is to shift consumer spending from Big Box to Mom & Pop. Refer to our business directory & events calendar for all things local!
Lowcountry Olive Oil
A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your go-to shop for local gifts and delectable treats—from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.
Lowcountry Olive Oil
A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your go-to shop for local gifts and delectable treats—from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.
Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation
The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. Daily 9:30am-6pm.
Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation
The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. Daily 9:30am-6pm.
Market Street Saloon - Downtown
There is no place like the Market Street Saloon! We are Charleston's Bachelor & Bachelorette Headquarters where the girls dance on the bar all night long!
Mary-Margaret's Walking Tours
Delve into female history on "Ladies of the Lowcountry". Explore the famous and notorious on "2 Graveyards & a Cocktail". Both tours promise a wonderful time with your guide, Mary-Margaret. Call now!
Mash
Located inside the Cigar Factory, Mash will be the casual style bar that will feature an indoor bocce court. The project is being designed by architect David Thompson and initial plans call for an open space, featuring reclaimed and blond wood and rustic elements of the 1800 circa building. Expected projection for opening is 2015 depending on construction.
Mercantile
Located inside the Cigar Factory, the 7,500 square feet project will feature a provisions style retail center, a casual eatery, several provision stations, a coffee shop and a 1,700 square foot casual bar. Modeled after Star Provisions in Atlanta, the retail space will feature a series of indoor markets all featuring unique, gourmet food items, gifts, cookware and more.
Molly Darcy's Traditional Irish Pub & Grill
Molly Darcy's, Irish family owned & operated offers traditional Irish fare, fresh seafood & an excellent selection of Irish draughts & whiskeys. We offer a full bar, live music, sports shows on 8 HDTV's, entertainment room with pool table & a back patio bar.
Moon and Lola Charleston
Best known for its personalized accessories, including its signature acrylic monogram. In addition to its iconic metal monograms, nameplates, initial charms and cuff links, the line includes sparkly earrings, stackable rings, state charms, Greek accessories and home and gift items.
MoonPie General Store
Chattanooga Bakery's first MoonPie General Store complete with an old fashion soda fountain. Adjacent to the popular open-air City Market. Factory-fresh MoonPies, icy-cold RC Cola, unique gifts, MoonPie apparel, gourmet foods, toys, folk art, ice creams, floats, widescreen TVs with MoonPie footage, photo kiosk.
Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church
In 1791, the Free African Society, composed of both slaves and free Negroes, was formed in Charleston and later became known as the Bethel Circuit. In 1865, the church was reorganized and the present edifice was erected in 1891.
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Service at 10am on Sunday. This is the first brick church building owned by Blacks in Charleston. The building was purchased in 1882 by members of Emanuel A.M.E. Church to alleviate its overcrowded conditions. The 54th & 55th Massachusetts regiments worshiped here while stationed in Charleston.
Museum Mile
This diverse mile long corridor stretches along Meeting Street from the Charleston Visitor Center to the Nathaniel Russell House. Offering visitors the most comprehensive array of historical and cultural attractions in downtown Charleston.
Old Charleston Walking Tours, LLC
The most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad).
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Built by the British in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner in the Provost during the War of Americas' Independence. One of the three most historically significant buildings of colonial America. Educational tours/evening events. Adults $8; 7-12 $4; 6 and under free.
Old Slave Mart Museum
Recounting the story of Charleston's role in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred here. 9-5 M-Sa. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. $7 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 12, under 5 free.
Old Walled City Walking Tours
See Charleston's Historic Sites with Al Ray, Charleston native and licensed guide for 36 years. Three tours offered, The Old Walled City Walk at 10AM, and Home & Garden tour at 1:30PM.
Ombra Moderno
Sunglasses, Readers and Opticals. Retro eyewear from Tart Optical, stylish shades from Illesteva, meticulously crafted eyewear from Berlin’s Lunette Kollektion, vintage sunglasses, and a boatload of Eyebobs share the shelves with a curated collection of fashionable books.
Ombra Moderno
Sunglasses Boutique. A curated collection of retro inspired and fashion-forward sunglasses from independent designers from NY to Berlin, with collections meticulously handcrafted by family run manufacturers in Italy, France, Greece, and Japan.
Paint Nite Charleston
Paint the town red as Paint Nite’s social painting instructor leads you step by step to create your own acrylic masterpiece with provided supplies at a hot local bar or restaurant around Charleston. Use Coupon Code "TRAVEL20" for $20 off your ticket!!!
Paint Nite Charleston
Paint the town red as Paint Nite’s social painting instructor leads you step by step to create your own acrylic masterpiece with provided supplies at a hot local bar or restaurant around Charleston. Use Coupon Code "TRAVEL20" for $20 off your ticket!!!
Palmetto Brewing Company
Palmetto Brewery first served Charleston’s thirst in the 1850’s. It operated through the “War of Northern Aggression,” the Earthquake of 1886, many fires, and a major hurricane. Its downfall was the pen-stroke that enacted Prohibition. We revived the tradition in 1993, becoming the first brewery to operate in South Carolina since prohibition. Today our beer is truly handcrafted in small batches in the historic city of Charleston.
Palmetto Brewing Company
Palmetto Brewery first served Charleston’s thirst in the 1850’s. It operated through the “War of Northern Aggression,” the Earthquake of 1886, many fires, and a major hurricane. Its downfall was the pen-stroke that enacted Prohibition. We revived the tradition in 1993, becoming the first brewery to operate in South Carolina since prohibition. Today our beer is truly handcrafted in small batches in the historic city of Charleston.
Palmetto Carriage Works
The oldest carriage company in the city, our tour guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. We offer free parking at our front door, an easy loading platform and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Experience value, and a guarantee! Come tour with us!
Palmetto Tours
Palmetto Tours is the premier tour company servicing Charleston. Our expert tour guides combine the beauty and excitement of Charleston while leading you through some of our most historic areas; teaching you Charleston's rich and illustrious history along the way.
Pauline Books and Media
Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, Pauline Books & Media has a complete selection of Bibles, Christian books, music, confirmation gifts, medals, children’s books, cards and candles. Located on the corner of King and Beaufain Streets.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers
For over 25 years, Paulo Geiss Jewelers offers the finest jewelry and timepieces available in downtown Charleston. Discover the best from celebrated masters such as Rolex, Kwiat, Roberto Coin, Precision Set and Ritani. Member of American Gem Society. Graduate gemologists on site.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival, Spoleto Festival USA. Its 700 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto's traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children's activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and film.
Pink Dot Beauty Bar
Pink Dot Beauty Bar specializes in a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after cosmetics, fragrances, skincare lines and innovative beauty accessories. In addition to the boutique, Pink Dot Beauty Bar bar boasts a gorgeous second floor Special Events studio. In this centuries old building, bridal parties, private groups and the like gather to celebrate their special occasion and remember to feel beautiful!
Postal Museum
Charleston’s postal history. The Post Office Building circa 1896 was erected over the ruins of the old police station, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1886. The building at Meeting and Broad is the oldest continuously operated post office in the Carolinas.
Preservation Society of Charleston Book and Gift Shop
Featuring fine books and gifts relating to Charleston's history and architecture, book signings and special events, we are the oldest community membership-based preservation organization in America. Open Monday -Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and "Second Sundays".
Prohibition
Inspired by the jazz age, Prohibition combines amazing food, award winning drinks and a unique atmosphere...all without a secret knock.
Proof
An inviting place for cocktail connoisseurs to enjoy inspired drinks as well as "real good beers." Regularly-changing menu features seasonal small plates, including big fat meatballs in savory marinara sauce, sugary sweet fried doughnut bites, boiled peanut hummus, and pimento cheese. Happy hour M- F from 4-7pm.
Queen Street Grocery
Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has been a little bit of everything through the years: from a true butchery, a 60′s candy shop, and late-night convenience store. It’s newest personality is the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.
Rapport
Stemming from the French term “rapporter,” Rapport refers to a woman’s harmonious relationship with her clothier and her clothes. Located on King Street, Rapport is a high-end women’s clothier offering luxury labels along with high-touch service and creative styling for Charleston’s discerning shoppers.
RedFin Charters
Inshore Fishing Charter - Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let's catch some fish!
Republic Garden & Lounge
Republic Garden & Lounge showcases a chic, luxurious setting with indoor and outdoor areas. Republic features live music nightly in the garden and DJ entertainment in the plush lounge. Bottle service available.
Rewined, LLC
We believe in doing every step of our candle making process by hand while using the richest ingredients available. Candles handcrafted from a repurposed wine bottle. Fragrance carefully blended to mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite wines. Located at the Historic Charleston City Market.
Roberto Coin for Paulo Geiss Jewelers
Jewelry designer Roberto Coin has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design. His diverse collection is a balance of elegance and creativity. Each original piece is marked with the signature hidden ruby – Coin’s blessing for long life, health and happiness.
Sail South Carolina
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and breeze of the Charleston harbor on board Panacea. A 43ft 'round the world' sailing vessel, Panacea provides comfort and relaxation like no other! Half day, full day, and cocktail sail available. Maximum six guests.
Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Bee Company is a specialty honey and beeswaxed-based body care company. Come by our King Street location to experience our signature honey tasting and try our all-natural and luxurious body care products.
Shirtini
Modern classics, effortless style, and a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. Charleston's go to shop for the perfect white shirt.
Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.
Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10-$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.
Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.
Explore Charleston’s Black history and Gullah / Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 ˝ hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center. Adults $13 - $23 and children $10 - $18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner, guide & lecturer.
Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.
Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10-$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.
Social Restaurant + Wine Bar
Social is Charleston's preeminent wine bar, offering more than 50 wines by the glass from an award-winning cellar. Complementing the extensive wine selection, Social's menu is inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world. Social has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure.
South Carolina Historical Society
The state’s oldest historical society maintaining a vast research library and archives. Researchers are invited to explore our collections. Members conduct research for free and receive the Society’s publications. Tours available by appointment.
South Carolina Historical Society
Research library Tu-F 9am-4pm; Sa 9am-2pm. Founded in 1855. The state’s oldest historical society maintaining a vast research library and archives in the historic Robert Mills Fireproof Building. Researchers are invited to explore our collections. Members conduct research for free and receive the Society’s publications. Tours available by appointment.
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Feb. 13-15, 2015. The largest wildlife art and sporting life event of its kind for 30+ years. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 fine artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, outdoor outfitters, children's activities and more. Multiple venues downtown Charleston.
Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
Southend Brewery and Smokehouse specializes in regional cuisine and custom-crafted microbrewed beers, served in a kid-friendly setting to the tune of live music. Our menu boasts pastas, wood-oven pizzas, fresh fish, in-house smoked BBQ ribs, steaks, chicken and sausage.
Spencer Art Gallery I & II
On Gallery Row in the historic French Quarter, over 500 works of contemporary fine art by over 50 artists are shown salon style. Friendly settings to view the art and meet attending artist. Browsers welcome. Wedding gift registry available.
Spencer Art Gallery I & II
On Gallery Row in the historic French Quarter, over 500 works of contemporary fine art by over 50 artists are shown salon style. Friendly settings to view the art and meet attending artist. Browsers welcome. Wedding gift registry available.
Spoleto Festival USA
May 22-June 7, 2015. Internationally recognized as America's premier performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned and emerging artists in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, and jazz music.
Squeeze
Nestled amongst the city’s finest restaurants and bars in Charleston’s Historic French Quarter, Squeeze is a unique drinking destination for locals and tourists alike. Featuring handcrafted martinis and specialty cocktails, high-end spirits, fine wine selection, draft and bottled beers.
St. Johannes Lutheran Church
Open to visitors M-Th 10-4. “An architectural gem in the heart of historic Ansonborough”, built in 1842. Current congregation was founded in 1878 and conducted worship in German until 1910. In 1913 the Art Memorial Stained Glass Windows were dedicated.
St. John
St. John an American luxury house founded in 1962 on the premise of an iconic knit dress. The collection remains the same as from the very start – modern, timeless and elegant.
St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John’s is the mother church of Lutherans in South Carolina and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1992. Founded by German immigrants, the first recorded service was held May 26, 1734. The congregation was established in 1742 by Henry Melchior Muhlenburg. The first building on the site was begun in 1759 and replaced by the present building in 1817. Handicapped accessible on Sunday, weekdays by request.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
The oldest Roman Catholic Church in South Carolina and the Mother Church of the Dioceses of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, it was established in 1789. The present building, replacing an earlier one which was destroyed by fire in 1838, was completed in 1839.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. The second Lutheran congregation organized in Charleston in 1840, primarily for German-speaking settlers. The present Gothic building, with its 297-ft. steeple, was erected in 1872 and was rebuilt following a devastating fire in 1965. Spectacular stained glass windows tell Biblical stories.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Completed in 1761, this is the oldest church edifice in the city and one of the few city churches in America to retain its original design. It was here that George Washington worshipped during his tour of the South in 1791. The clock and ring of eight bells in St. Michael’s steeple were imported in 1764. Except for short absences (during the Revolution they were returned to England as a prize of war, and during the Civil War they were burned and had to be sent to England for recasting), these bells have enhanced the lives of Charlestonians for more than 200 years.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Est. 1670, St. Philip’s is the Mother Church of the Province, and originally stood on the site where St. Michael’s stands today. The second structure at the present site was completed in 1724 but destroyed by fire in 1835. The present building was constructed 1835-1838. During the Civil War, its bells were converted into cannons. On July 4, 1976, new bells were placed in the steeple, and again St. Philip’s was known as the lighthouse. In St. Philip’s churchyard are the graves of John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War and Vice President of the United States; Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence; Charles Pinckney, signer of the Constitution; and Dubose Heyward, author of “Porgy.”
SwimCalm
SwimCalm is a guaranteed system of teaching for adults with fear of the water. Learn to swim the same way you learned to walk through comfort, calm and fun while enjoying the experience. All your questions are answered in this simple but profound course while visiting beautiful Charleston.
Tease Blow Dry Bar
Discover Tease, Charleston's first blow dry bar. Conveniently located on upper King St, the concept is simple - just wash, blow and go. We offer a range of styles to choose from or design your own. No appointment needed and evening and weekend hours.
The Alley
The Alley offers an entertainment experience unlike anything in Charleston. In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features 150-seat restaurant with food from The Alley Kitchen, 40ft bar, event space and outdoor seating. The Alley offers a complete package!
The Alley
The Alley offers an entertainment experience unlike anything in Charleston. In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features 150-seat restaurant with food from The Alley Kitchen, 40ft bar, event space and outdoor seating. The Alley offers a complete package!
The Boutique
The Boutique is a Charleston institution which has been in business for over fifty years. It carries the finest gifts, china, linens, and lingerie. Charlestonians and their friends know that they will always find that special gift at The Boutique.
The Brass Pirate
The Brass Pirate is Charleston's only Pirate shop. We have exclusive pirate/nautical items. Treasure hunts are conducted daily, learn about pirates and see the city! We now offer laser tag rentals- You pick them up or we bring the FUN to you!
The Brass Pirate
The Brass Pirate is Charleston's only Pirate shop. We have exclusive pirate/nautical items. Treasure hunts are conducted daily, learn about pirates and see the city! We now offer laser tag rentals- You pick them up or we bring the FUN to you!
The Carolina Blue
The Carolina Blue is a 32’ Regulator available for charters year-round. Cruise the beautiful waters of Charleston harbor. Stop, swim and visit a local barrier island or have lunch at a local waterfront restaurant. Capacity of 6 passengers plus captain/crew.
The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul
Opened in 1815, it was known in its early years as the “Third Episcopal Church of Charleston” and the “Planters Church” as its founding families were primarily from outlying plantations. The Cathedral’s design is typical of the period, and the interior has been restored to appear much as it did in 1815. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the two oldest church buildings currently serving as an Episcopal / Anglican Cathedral in the United States. The Cathedral is the site of major cultural events, including concerts during the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto festivals.
The Charleston Library Society
M-F 9:30am-5:30pm; Sa 9:30am-2pm. Established December 28, 1748 by seventeen young gentlemen of various trades. The Charleston Library Society paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770 and provided the core collection of artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum.
The City Hall Gallery
M-F 9am-5pm. Located in the Council Chamber of the Charleston City Hall (1801), the gallery contains portraits of many important leaders, including one of George Washington by John Trumbull.
The City Marina Company
Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown Charleston, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of dock space covering 40 acres of water. The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.
The Cocktail Club
The Cocktail Club is an upscale lounge with rooftop terrace dedicated to the craft cocktail. An extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors, and farm-to-shaker beverages features fresh-squeezed juices and modern ingredients alongside a menu of light fare.
The College of Charleston
Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built in 1724 on land set aside for educational purposes. Present main building was designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built in 1828, and paid for by voluntary subscription by the people of Charleston.
The Confederate Museum
Market Hall was built in 1841. Since 1898, the Daughters of the Confederacy has operated the Confederate Museum, which contains flags, uniforms, swords and other Confederate memorabilia.
The French Protestant (Huguenot) Church
Services are held each Sunday at 10:30am. Built in 1844-45, the fourth church at this site was designed by Edward B. White. As early as 1687, French Huguenots, fleeing France to avoid religious persecution, were worshipping in a church on this site. An annual French Liturgy service is still held each spring. info@frenchhuguenotchurch.org.
The Fudgery, Inc.
Pungent chocolate aromas alert senses strolling on Market Street. Joyous sounds of the fudgery's enthusiastic singing fudgemakers greet...fudge, ice cream and more! Not another chain...our unique people make each fudgery wonderfully different!
The George Gallery
The George Gallery represents local and nationally recognized contemporary artists such as Tim Hussey, Brian Coleman, Amanda Norman, Whitney Kreb, Alan Taylor Jeffries, Paul Yanko, Tom Stanley, Sally King Benedict and Melinda Mead Scharstein. The gallery includes work that is thought provoking, innovative and of museum quality.
The Historic Dock Street Theatre
“America’s First Theatre,” located in the heart of downtown Charleston, is home to the City’s finest cultural institutions including Spoleto Festival USA and Moja Arts Festival. Charleston Stage, the theatre company in residence at Dock Street, presents a full season of plays each year.
The Kickin' Chicken Downtown
The Kickin' Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We're serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews!
The Old Bethel Methodist Church
Formerly Bethel Methodist Church, this church was dedicated in 1798 to accommodate the expanding congregation of the Blue Meeting House on Cumberland Street. When the congregation of Bethel Methodist Church began construction of its present church in 1852, the earlier church was moved slightly to the west and used for class meetings of Black members. In 1880, it was moved across the street and given to the Black congregation.
The Peanut Shop of Charleston
We've been carefully hand-roasting the finest and largest Virginia Peanuts available for nearly 40 years. Visit our newest store in Charleston for uniquely Southern gourmet foods, thoughtful gifts, nostalgic candies, and nut specialties. We sample every day. Mail order shipping available.
The Powder Magazine
Oldest public building in the Carolinas. The Powder Magazine stored the powder crucial for defending Charleston. Although replaced by a newer magazine in 1748, it served effectively until the American Revolution. Restored to its mid-nineteenth century appearance and open as a National Historic Landmark.
The Second Presbyterian Church
This building is the oldest edifice of this faith in the historic section of Charleston, built in 1809 by James and John Gordon and dedicated on April 3, 1811. The sanctuary was so immense that it was a strain on the ministers’ voices to be heard. In 1833, the floor was raised three feet, the ceiling lowered 16 feet, and part of the sanctuary cut off to make an enlarged vestibule. The entrances on the north and south sides were closed. The old box pews were replaced in 1849. The Presbyterian Church of the United States designated this church Historical Site Number One.
The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation
Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including a comprehensive collection of Charleston-related books, home accessories and an abundant collection of garden furnishings and accessories in the lovely courtyard. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. M-Sa 9am-6pm, Su 12-5pm.
The Shops Of Historic Charleston Foundation
Locally-made and inspired gifts and packages including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats perfect for welcome backs or corporate gifts. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. M-Sa 9am-6pm, Su 12-5pm.
The Sophia Institute
Offering retreats, lectures and special events featuring nationally and internationally renowned authors and teachers. Presenters include Sue Monk Kidd, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson and others. The Sophia Institute is a source and beacon in today’s world for profound transformation and unlimited spiritual growth.
The Unitarian Church
During its two and a quarter century history, The Unitarian Church in Charleston has survived wars, earthquakes, fires and hurricanes. Sunday services begin at 11am in the sanctuary of our National Historic Landmark church. Forums begin at 10am in Gage Hall next door to the church. Sanctuary tours available starting 3rd week of September through 2nd week of June, every Saturday 10am-1pm and the 2nd Sunday of each month 12-3pm. Dress is casual.
The Vendue Hotel Rooftop Bar
Voted "Best Rooftop Bar" year after year. The Rooftop bar at The Vendue combines live music, a casual atmosphere and one of the most captivating views downtown to create an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors alike.
The Village Repertory Co
The Village Repertory Company is an award winning professional theatre arts organization in residence in the historic Woolfe Street Playhouse. Founded in 2001, Village Rep produces comedy, drama and musicals as well as classic works and world premiere presentations.
Theater 99
Charleston's home for improv comedy! No scripts! All improv! SC's only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different from the last. Where the locals go! Non-smoking, in-house bar.
Theater 99
Charleston's home for improv comedy! No scripts! All improv! SC's only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different from the last. Where the locals go! Non-smoking, in-house bar.
Theatre Charleston
Theatre Charleston, a non-profit organization comprised of the area's leading local theatres, is your one-stop-shop to explore what's playing and purchase tickets to your favorite shows. Visit us at www.theatrecharleston.com and see a show tonight!
Tiger Lily
Voted "Charleston's Best Florist" since 2000, Tiger Lily is known for creating luxury floral designs and wedding decor. With locations downtown and on Kiawah, Tiger Lily delivers tos Charleston's best homes, hotels, restaurants and event venues daily.
Tour Charleston LLC
Offering The Historical Highlights of Charleston, The Ghosts of Charleston and customized private walking tours. Seventeen years conducting Charleston tours. No tour company can match our historical knowledge, service or quality. The New York Times/Southern Living/National Geographic Traveler.
Waterfront Park
This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston Harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate garden "rooms," walking and jogging path and a long pier with picnic tables and wooden swings.
Wonder Works
With toys for all ages of imagination, Charleston’s favorite local toy store fascinates visitors with 'wonderfuntastical' toys, gifts, books and gadgets that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder! Visit us in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, West Ashley and Kiawah Island.