50 Best Field Trips in Charleston

50 Best Field Trips in Charleston

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Seat belts on, everyone! Channel your inner Ms. Frizzle and embark on a field trip in the Lowcountry. Charleston provides endless opportunities for fun, educational learning outside of the classroom. Set sail to Fort Sumter National Monument for today’s history lesson, put your kiddo’s math skills to the test while making a purchase at The Preservation Society of Charleston Gift Shop (or at your favorite Charleston boutique – we won’t judge; math is math, y’all) and challenge them to recreate their favorite work of art at The Gibbes Museum for this week’s art lesson. Scroll on for more field trip opportunities in the Lowcountry!

Pop quiz! Post field trip, put your student’s Charleston history knowledge to the test with this official Explore Charleston quiz.


South Carolina Historical Society Museum

African American Tours

Aiken-Rhett House

Boone Hall Plantation

Charleston Museum

Drayton Hall

Edmondston-Alston House

Fort Moultrie

Fort Sumter National Monument

Friends of the Hunley

Heyward-Washington House

Joseph Manigault House

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Middleton Place

Nathaniel Russell House

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

South Carolina Historical Society Museum

The Powder Magazine

Walking Tours


Gallery Chuma

Adele’s Pottery

Anglin Smith Fine Art

Atrium Art Gallery

Charleston City Market

Corrigan Gallery

Dog & Horse Fine Art

Edward Dare Gallery

Gallery Chuma

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Gibbes Museum of Art

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Helena Fox Fine Art

Jonathan Green Studios

Mary Whyte

Meyer Vogl Gallery

Miller Gallery

Mitchell Hill

Perspective Gallery

Robert Lange Studios

Steve Hazard Studio & Art Gallery

Wells Gallery


South Carolina Aquarium

Center for Birds of Prey

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Nature/Eco Tours

South Carolina Aquarium


Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop

Charleston Area Boutiques

Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop

Preservation Society of Charleston Gift Shop


Blue Bicycle Books

Blue Bicycle Books

Charleston County Public Library

Charleston Library Society


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