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Seasonal waterpark for all ages. Lazy river, wave pool, tube slides, mat racer, kiddie play areas, and tallest slide in Charleston, The Washout. Visit website for fees/hours.
Discover Charleston’s essential historic and cultural sites while saving nearly 50% off regular admission - with the Essential Charleston Passport! Purchase on-line.
Enjoy a combination tour with Charleston's top rated harbor tour and top rated carriage tour! Combine Charleston Harbor Tours and Palmetto Carriage Works and save!
Bulldog Tours and Ft. Sumter Tours offer this exclusive tour combo. Experience a tour of the Fort and our historic walking tour. Two iconic Charleston tours, one great price.
Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Place to See in South Carolina. America’s oldest unrestored plantation c. 1738 open daily for house tours, plantation tours, and museum exhibits.
Stroll miles of garden trails, paddle cypress swamp, relax in a greenhouse with butterflies & flowers, discover native & exotic reptile exhibits & the freshwater aquarium.
Enjoy Charleston's top rated harbor tour and USA Today's top plantation in Charleston with this great combination package. Save time and money by booking the combo tour!
Fun for all ages. 200-ft open and tube slides, 500-ft lazy river, leisure pool, Caribbean play structure, concessions. Open seasonally. Visit our website for fees/hours.
Adventure Sightseeing offers Charleston's top rated city bus tours and plantation tours. Let our 30+ years of experience enlighten and entertain in climate controlled comfort
Offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Visit our website for amenities, fees & hours of operation.
Excited about architecture? Passionate about gardens? Crave culinary history? Bulldog Tours loves customizing private walking tours around your particular passion or need.
Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston”. You’ll walk, talk, and taste your way through Charleston’s renowned culinary history and culture.
Take an uncensored look at Charleston’s true history – a history full of corruption, prostitution, crime, scandal and sordid affairs. This is a fascinating adult only tour.
Originally built in 1755, the Museum houses an original family collection of decorative and fine art. The narrative includes two Founding Fathers and the people they enslaved.
Enjoy a plantation tour or combination city tour with Charleston's top rated bus tour company. Leave the driving to us! Private and group tours available.
Explore disturbing and unusual phenomenon from Charleston’s 350 years of ghostly legends and stories. Stroll down ancient streets and alleyways where spirits may lurk.
Get the story behind the history by our licensed guides in our new climate controlled buses. Experience over 300 years of Charleston history. Save with our great combo tours!
Enjoy Charleston's top rated harbor tour with the official Charleston Harbor Tours! Tours depart daily mid-February - December. See website for a full schedule & tickets.
Enjoy a sail on the tall ship, Schooner Pride. One of the top rated things to do in Charleston and a top 10 sunset sail in the US. See the "Holy City" from the water with us.
With a premier collection of over 10,000 American works, the Gibbes Museum of Art promotes and protects Charleston's rich cultural heritage through a vibrant artistic lens.
Enjoy beautiful views at this 1250-ft pier that features the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop, tackle sales & rod rentals. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Experience South Carolina’s largest distillery with tours and tastings of Firefly Spirits. Kick back marshside with live music and local food trucks. Open Mon - Sat, 12P - 6P
Currently closed for construction in 2021 and 2022. Visit our website for more information.
Recommended by National Geographic, COA is located on pristine waters. Enjoy history, dolphins, & waterfowl via kayak, SUP & boat adventures. Top-rated Tripadvisor activity.
Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Located at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector. Visit our website for amenities/gate fees/hours of operation.
Charleston’s best & only harbor tour narrated in person by a licensed tour guide. Learn the real history aboard this relaxing 90 minute tour. Departs downtown & Mt. Pleasant.
View famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District at night while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.
The oldest carriage company in the city. Their licensed guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. Book in advance to avoid long waits!
Family owned since 1983, certified guides team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. Advanced reservations recommended.
Inshore fishing charter - Redfish , Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let's catch some fish!
Featured in Southern Living, NY Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, culture, antebellum homes, architecture, and gardens.
Seasonal waterpark within Palmetto Islands County Park. Features include 200-ft & 16-ft water slides, activity pool, concessions. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.
The perfect venue for your next special event. Whether it's sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on a charter yacht or a social event, we have the perfect vessel!
Paved walking/biking trails, seasonal sprinkler area, off-leash dog park, playgrounds, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Charleston's most unique venue for private events for over 50 years. From team building to corporate entertainment, use our expertise for your next successful event.
Connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Visit two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, horseshoe crabs & sea stars.
Charleston's "must do" - travel back in time by boat & visit Charleston's ONLY National Park with Fort Sumter Tours. Boats depart daily from downtown and Patriots Point.
Home to America’s oldest and most important landscaped gardens, the historic site encompasses 110 acres including the Gardens, House Museum, Stableyards, and Eliza’s House.
Charleston Harbor Tours newest vessel, offering events such as our signature Blues & BBQ Cruise, Jam on the Water, Holiday Events & more! Available for private charters too!
Come aboard The USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American Heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today.
Rich in natural, cultural & historical resources; miles of trails, elevated boardwalks & former rice fields. Favored habitat for rare wildlife. Dogs & bicycles not permitted.
643-acres, walking/biking trails, seasonal spray play fountain, off-leash dog park, picnic spots, boat rentals, playground & more. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.
Get a behind the scenes tour of the aircraft carrier Yorktown, featuring exclusive access to areas of the ship not normally accessible to the public. Price includes admission.
Join an historian for a half-hour program and conversation focusing on the institution of slavery and the enslaved people whose labor built and maintained Middleton Place.
Voted "Best Tour Company" for the last decade, Bulldog Tours offers memorable history, food & ghost tours. Visit our headquarters located a block from the City Market.
Beach park on Folly's west end. Lifeguards on duty seasonally. Features the Pelican Watch Pavilion and the new Dunes House building. Visit website for amenities/fees/hours.
416-acre park with 5 miles of pedestrian trails; home to live oak trees, a variety of wildlife, an island, wetlands, marsh views. Park is not staffed. No on-site restrooms.
As seen on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”, this tour explores Charleston’s most haunted building, the Old City Jail. Tour sells out often so reservations required.
943-acre park with off-leash dog park, biking/walking trails, boardwalks, paddle boats, picnic sites and playground. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Charleston’s only Haunted Carriage Tour. Discover where spirits may linger in haunted alleys, graveyards, and other historic sites. Entertainment for the entire family.
Explore Charleston’s most prominent Victorian cemetery. Magnolia Cemetery is home to 35,000 permanent residents including generals and soldiers, politicians, and socialites.
Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today's 10BEST and is a "must see" according to NBC Daytime Television.
Carriage & Walking Tours - Historic & Haunted
Established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance.
The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center blends history and hands-on education into an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
“Simply delightful!” -NYTheatre.com
City’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved & stabilized. Many original objects.
Can't travel? We'll bring Charleston to you! See the sites with your own, personal guide on a private, live, virtual tour! Charleston history, Pirate, Revolution, & Civil War.
Explore Charleston Pirate and Colonial history with award-winning guides. Evening & daytime Ghost and History tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.
Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat.
Wildlife activities include guided dolphin encounters, alligator excursions and world-class birdwatching.
Built in 1825 on Charleston’s High Battery, the house today stewards both the history of two Charleston families, and the enslaved workers who made their lifestyle possible.
On your way to your destination, enjoy Charleston's beautiful harbor. From dolphin sightings to a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Rides leave hourly 9am-8pm March-November.
Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior w/ elaborate ornamentation, period antiques & a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious lush gardens.
Explore Charleston Pirate and Colonial history with award-winning guides. Evening & daytime Ghost and History tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.
From walking tours to all-day, motorized excursions. Award-winning customized tours cover your interests. Seen on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, PBS, Fox Network, & NPR.
Join a naturalist on a nature walk around Kiawah’s best habitats. Choose from Ocean Seining program, Night Beach Walk, Birding, Winter Wonders Walk or Kiawah Creatures walk.
10-mile stretch of undisturbed Atlantic beach and natural beauty. Idyllic, private community. Public access to the beach is available at Beachwalker County Park.
Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island features pristine beaches, championship golf courses, horseback riding, a marina and more. Seabrook Island: Make It Uniquely Yours.
Casual, unhurried and one of the most relaxing and family-friendly beaches on South Carolina's coast. Enjoy this charming island with dining venues, year-round.
In 1864 the Hunley became the world’s first successful sub and then vanished. Found and recovered over a century later, you can see this amazing artifact during weekend tours.
Charleston’s only children’s tour! Treasure hunt with hands-on activities that make history fun! Free souvenirs: foam sword, pirate bandana, treasure, balloon parrot, flag!
Offering every activity imaginable. Beautiful ocean front with lifeguards on duty seasonally. Also has a family-oriented park located directly on the beach!
Also know as "The Edge of America", a beautiful barrier island minutes from downtown. The County Park is at the east end and includes showers, restrooms, picnic areas & more.
1 Pass 1 Price Includes 40+ Attractions
The Museum’s outstanding collection tells the story of the Lowcountry, addressing everything from early southern culture and decorative arts to military and natural history.
Your interests & needs are joined to my experience, charm & wit to learn, not just see. Over 4 decades of service. Southern Living, CNN, more. Welcome! 843-556-0664
The history, nature and water of Charleston all in one! Kayak & paddleboard tours, rentals & lessons. Great for first timers and serious paddlers alike. Reservations required.
Each tour specially created for your individual group. 4 1/2 decades of experience, wit & charm. Featured on TV & print. You are special & so is Charleston! 843.556.0664
Visit for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See & hear how tea is grown and made. Free Factory Tour, unique Gift Shop, great views and all the tea you can drink!
Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a city tour. Founder of SC Jewish Historic Society, Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”-A “me-chai-yeh”. 843-556-0664 [email protected]
The best private driving tours in Charleston! Enjoy chauffeured car service while your professional licensed tour guide immerses you in Southern culture.
The best private tours custom tailored to meet your individual or group's needs. Plantations, historic city, culinary, Civil War - we will design to meet your expectations!
History comes alive - designed for your students' interests: U.S., SC African-American, Civil, Revolutionary wars, architecture, pirates and more. 843.556.0664 for planning.
Celebrate National Preservation Month in CHS
The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.
Largest capacity catamaran north of Ft. Lauderdale! Explore uninhabited barrier islands. Learn about dolphin, turtles, shorebirds & the natural history of our rich estuaries.
Adventure awaits at Beidler Forest Audubon Center & Sanctuary, the largest remaining virgin stand of cypress-tupelo forest in the world and home to amazing birds and wildlife.
Reading room, archives & walk-in tours. 1990 Carolopolis Award. Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Tour includes exhibits & archives.
Long time friends EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing have joined forces to open Baker & Brewer downtown in the Charleston Brewery District!!
Venture by boat to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Sunset dolphin cruises, crabbing, kayaking and custom outings. Trips range from 2-5 hours. Accommodating groups from 2-49.
Bespoke Experiences create and curate exquisitely crafted, truly bespoke luxury travel experiences for you, our discerning clientele.
Explore a wildlife refuge just north of Charleston on a boat ecotour & island adventure! Dolphins, alligators, sea turtles, hiking, shelling & pristine beach. Don't miss this!
Owned & operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s. Sights that will leave you breathless and tours that will leave you speechless.
Built between 1890 and 1907. Sat. 5:30pm Vigil Mass | Sun. 9am-Family Mass 11:15am-Solemn Mass with Choir 6pm-Mass | Daily Mass (Mon-Fri) 12:05pm
Educational programs and flight demonstrations, followed by virtual guided walking tours. Programs offered Thursday and Saturdays at 10:30am. 16 miles from downtown.
A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site with grounds, historic house, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free. Open Wed-Sun.
Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. See a 17th-century tall ship replica, cannons and a zoo!
A Gullah Geechee Tour showcasing Charleston's rich Black History. Immerse yourself in the culture with a certified native born Gullah speaking historian. Bin yah not come yah.
Get ready for an awesome experience! Licensed guides that entertain as well as they educate with beautiful horses and outstanding customer service. Dogs are welcome here!
Open M-Su. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques.
Licensed & most experienced professional guides in Charleston. Step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or customized packages. Bilingual guides available.
Learn about food both past and present on Charleston's #1 rated food tour. 6 tours offered: Downtown, Upper King, The Oyster Tour, Farm to Table, Mixology and Chefs' Kitchen.
Customized walking or driving city and plantation tours. History, culture, architecture, gardens. Private car, group strolls. Humor, charm & expertise.
Go beyond the usual tourist spots with a visit tailored to your interests. Visit rarely seen places where stories of our nation's founding and the antebellum South unfold.
Historian takes visitors by van to the gardens of her friends’ private homes; ends with High Tea served on Cantonware at Charlestonian's home overlooking the Ashley River.
One pass, one price, where admission is included for 30+ top attractions. Includes helpful mobile pass and guide. Choose either a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-day pass.
Tour Charleston and plantations in a Luxury SUV with Susan C. Lee, licensed guide and driver. Tours from 1 hour to 5 days in length. 1-6 passengers
Enjoy 3 Harbor attractions with the Charleston Waterfront Pass! Attractions include Patriots Point and South Carolina Aquarium, transport provided by Charleston Water Taxi.
CharlestonTours.com is your one stop web portal for the best tours & events. Harbor tours, sailing excursions, plantation tours and Charleston's best value combination tours.
A locally owned tour service with guides who are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.
Nine hands-on exhibits, including a two-story medieval castle, a pirate ship and an art room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through play.
The only walking tour that sits in the shade. Join us for a stroll through 300 years of amazing history, and the story of Charleston told in an informative, entertaining way.
Open to visitors when tour guides available. Organized in 1681. The Circular Church established the first Sunday School in South Carolina. Sunday services: 8:30am, 11am
Giant midway rides & kiddieland; grand outdoor dining variety; cultural, commercial, agricultural exhibits; & free parking around the fair, meeting, and reception facilities.
Experience Charleston by kayak, SUP or boat to explore estuaries, rice fields, blackwater & remote islands. Dolphins, wildlife, history-for all ages. Voted Charleston's best!
Settled in 1696 on a high bluff of the Ashley River. Visit the ruins of Fort Dorchester, old St. George’s Church, and interesting archaeological excavations & more!
Deepwater Vineyard is Charleston’s only domestic vineyard and winery. Open every Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy delicious wine tastings for only $7 with a souvenir glass.
Unique walking tours & Combo packages, including the Outer Banks Film Locations Tour, with travel writer and licensed tour guide Jill Paris.
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. is a 20,000 square foot brewery, restaurant, and taproom produces a variety of beers packaged in cans, bottles, and kegs for wide-reaching wholesale.
Organized in 1731 by Caledonian immigrants. Present church built in 1841, displaying the seal of the Church of Scotland in window over main entrance. Sunday 8:45am and 11:15am
Sunday services: 8:45am worship 9:45am Bible school 11am worship 6:30pm vesper service. First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in the South, founded in 1682.
Specializing in adventure dolphin boat and kayak tours! Come explore the Folly Beach waterways as we look for Dolphins, Birds, Shells, Pirates & the Morris Island Lighthouse.
The National Park Service explains and preserves the evolution of seacoast defense from one of the first decisive victories in the American Revolution through World War II.
This National Park Service site is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War. Free admission.
A 250-thousand-acre forest located in the Coastal Plains north of Charleston. The forest offers wide variety of recreation activities including picnicking & camping sites, boat ramps, fishing ponds, rifle ranges, hiking, horse & motorcycle trails. For more information write: District Ranger, Witherbee Ranger District, HCR 69, Box 1532, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 or write: District Ranger, Wambaw Ranger District, PO Box 106, McClellanville, SC 29458.
Come experience the African American's contributions to Charleston. Our captivating riding and walking tours will leave you wanting to learn more about "the other" Charleston.