Charleston, South Carolina was the first settlement in the Carolina colony dating back to 1670 and has now blossomed into a very popular tourist destination along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. In this travel guide, I explain the different things you can do in the city.
Charleston has many historical homes throughout the historical downtown which some have been converted into museums. To dig deeper into the history of Charleston, make sure to take a ferry over to Fort Sumter which was the birthplace of the American Civil War from 1861-1865. While exploring Downtown Charleston, make sure to also check out the Charleston City Market, one of the oldest public markets in the United States. You may even find some sweetgrass baskets woven by the Gullah Geechee people for sale at the market. After checking the market, don’t forget to take one of many ghost tours!
Charleston is also home to many parks from the White Point Garden to Waterfront Park. A little further out from downtown is Hampton Park which is one of the largest parks in the city.
No visit to Charleston is complete without visiting a former plantation. Located just outside downtown, McLeod Plantation is a great place to learn about how Southern plantations were run. To go back to Charleston’s roots, visit the Charles Towne Landing which was where the colony of Carolina was originally settled back in 1670.
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