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Creativity is imbued in every part of the culture in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Vibrant Culture

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Creativity is imbued in every part of Charleston’s culture. From its art and architecture to its food, music, and pursuits of the people who call it home.

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Gibbes Museum of Art

Art Is The Reason

The foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston, the Museum connects the region’s artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene.

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Middleton Place

An Essential American Experience

America’s oldest landscaped gardens, a house museum, plantation stableyards, exhibits, restaurant, inn, organic farm and educational programs.

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The Sound of Charleston

Live Concerts of A Rich, Musical Past

Gospel, Gershwin, music of the Civil War, light classics, and jazz – all the elements of Charleston’s rich musical past.

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Sights & Insights Tours

Explore African American History

Air-conditioned mini-bus tours of Charleston covering Black History, Gullah and GeeChee culture, and plantation life.

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Charleston Gallery Association

Art Galleries, Walks & Events

More than 40 galleries showcasing local, regional and national artists' works including landscape, Lowcountry, realism, contemporary, photography and sculpture.

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With its acclaimed restaurants, soul-stirring landscapes, vibrant culture, and exquisitely preserved Antebellum wonders, Charleston, South Carolina, exudes a gravitational pull for travelers as the one American South city they absolutely, positively, must visit."

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