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What to see in Charleston

Charleston Attractions


To holiday in Charleston is to travel back in time to the Old South. This lovely city preserves the ambience and distinctive architecture of its past, boasting fascinating historic sites and buildings, including forts, museums and old plantations with picturesque mansions and sprawling gardens.

Those who travel to Charleston will leave with a better understanding of the historic slave trade and the Civil War, the first shots of which were fired in Charleston at Fort Sumter. Visitors will most likely also leave with plenty of unique souvenirs picked up at the popular riverside market.

The best time to travel to Charleston is during spring (April and May), when the city is in bloom and the weather is dry, warm, and sunny. Most rain fails during the summer months (June to August) when thunderstorms are common. During autumn, there's the threat of hurricanes while winter is short but chilly.

A holiday in Charleston is best suited for those who enjoy sightseeing and soaking up history in a laidback manner, whether in a horse-drawn carriage or on a walking tour. A Charleston holiday is educational and fun for children, with the South Carolina Aquarium a particular draw card for kids.

The city is compact and much of it is comfortably explored on foot or by hired bicycle, adding another element of fun and freedom for the whole family.


Charleston Museum

Founded in 1773, the Charleston Museum opened while the United States was still a British colony. It encompasses…

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Fort Sumter

Situated on a small manmade island in the bay, the Fort Sumter National Monument guards the entrance to Charleston…

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Provost Dungeon and Old Exchange Building

The British used Provost Dungeon for prisoners during the American Revolution. In 1774, the Old Exchange Building…

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South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston's most visited attraction, the South Carolina Aquarium features thousands of amazing aquatic animals.…

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The Hunley

The Hunley was the world's first successful submarine, built on President Abraham Lincoln's orders during the Civil War.…

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