Charleston is a photographer’s – and Instagramer’s – dream. Horse-drawn carriages, candy-colored facades and ivy-covered wrought-iron gates await around each charming corner. Bulldog Tours owner, and native Charlestonian, John LaVerne has rounded up the top five photo op spots as seen on a Charleston Strolls Historic Walking Tour! With more than 20 years of tour guide service (not to mention a second grade spelling bee championship) under his belt, LaVerne’s expertise is unmatched. Share your favorite sites in the comments below!
Completed in 1761, St. Michael’s is the oldest church edifice in the city and one of the few churches in America to retain its original design. It was here that George Washington worshipped during his tour of the South in 1791.
Ever wonder what’s behind the gate? The Preservation Society of Charleston’s annual Fall Tour of Homes & Gardens offers an exclusive, ticketed, and intimate peek at how today’s residents live.
The thirteen frequently photographed homes that stretch from 79 – 107 East Bay Street in Charleston’s famed Historic District look like a watercolor painting and are an indelible part of the city’s character.
Cobblestones were carried to America as ballasts in the bellies of merchant ships during the 18th century and are a burnished roadmap through time and paved into Charleston’s historic streets.
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