History

Lives Here

In Charleston, we preserve our history by living, celebrating, and making our own, every day.

Why Charleston
We're Story Driven

Yes, we have cobblestone streets and historic landmarks aplenty, but it's the stories that come to life through our people, art, architecture, food, and fashion that capture the world's imagination and heart.

Best City For History

Lonely Planet's The Cities Book

No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S.

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Friendliest Cities in the World

Fodor's Travel

Nathaniel Russell House
The Opulence of Early Charleston

Experience the architecture, the works of art, and the lifestyle of an elite 19th-century family.

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Bulldog Tours
Walk & Explore

Experience Charleston by foot, as you tour everything from enchanting graveyards and cobblestone streets to hidden gardens and culinary must-sees.

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Magnolia Plantation
History In Bloom

Explore America’s oldest (and stunning) public gardens and the Drayton family’s circa 19th century plantation home.

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Charleston Museum
Charleston’s Story Starts Here

Get to know the Holy City by exploring an array of permanent and timely exhibits and two historic museum homes.

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Old South Carriage
See Charleston By Horse-Drawn Carriage

Sit back and relax while friendly tour guides take you on a historic journey through the city.

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Downtown Charleston is a window into colonial America: cobblestone streets, jasmine-scented alleyways, antebellum buildings no taller than the church steeples that dot the city."

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itineraries

Featured Itinerary
Luxurious Getaway

Check into a sophisticated boutique hotel that beckons another era. Savor elevated Southern cuisine. Peer into dazzling antebellum mansions. See and be seen in Charleston with this Luxurious Getaway.

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Featured Itinerary
Tranquil Retreat

Escape to a city where the tides tell the time and a favorite method of transportation is a horse-drawn carriage. Unwind and take your time exploring Charleston, SC.

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