Earthquake bolts and ornate iron gates. Antebellum mansions and sprawling plantations. Living history is everywhere in Charleston! We’ve rounded up the top 21 spots every history buff should visit in the Lowcountry, including the Aiken-Rhett House, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Museum, Charles Towne Landing, Dock Street Theatre, Drayton Hall, Fort Moultrie, Friends of the Hunley, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Middleton Place, Nathaniel Russell House, Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, Old Slave Mart Museum, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Powder Magazine, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Fort Sumter National Monument, Joseph Manigault House, Edmondston-Alston House, and Heyward-Washington House.
History buffs, welcome to your biggest playground. Ready, set, explore!