Inside a city that seems untouched by the ravages of time is a 300-year-old culture of Europeans and Africans that permeates the city's architecture, the visual arts, and its customs. For the past three centuries, Charleston has survived wars, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes - and through it all, retained both her beauty and her dignity. Today, Charleston stands as a model of historic preservation, restoration, and artistic expression. The Old and Historic District, which traces its origins to the 1670s, contains some 3,000 historic buildings.
Experience the sights, sounds, flavors, festivals, and time-honored traditions found throughout the year at Charleston's Heritage Sites.