Cultural ARTs: Museums, Attractions, Outdoors

- Tours: Satisfaction guaranteed, private, premium, and personalized Tours for you! (We also give net proceeds to nonprofits – you choose – we pay it forward! Tours show you how nonprofits, philanthropists, business, and all walks of life, past & present, sustain legacies for Charleston & the World!)

Cultural ARTs: lifestyles, history, battles, pirates, ghosts, bad-guys, good-guys, philanthropists, Tikuun Olam, Jewish, Christian, Gullah, etc.

Preservation ARTs: homes & gardens, architecture, antiques, synagogues, churches, plantations, forts, nature, beaches, sailing, kayaking, etc.

Performing & Fine ARTs: museums, galleries, film, music, theatre, festivals. Dance – learn how to Do The Charleston!

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–  Children’s Museum, 25 Ann St (843-853-8962) fun, live engaging activities, arts, games, etc.

–  Charleston Museum – the first museum in the US, 1773.

–  Gibbes Museum of Art – world class exhibits + outreach programs (some free days sponsored by Junior League of Charleston)

–  Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (Old Customs House) – 122 East Bay at end of Broad St,  843-727-2165.  Authentic Dungeon & archeological dig!

–  City Hall – FREE.  NE corner of “Four Corners” at Meeting and Broad. Go in the street level for a film. Then 2 flights up to the City Hall meeting room, the attendant will give a tour and answer any questions on Charleston History.

Old City Jail – Call to get a “FREE campus tour” as part of the American College of the Building Arts 843-577-5245.

Old City Jail, circa 1888, from collections of SC Historical Society

–  Old Slave Mart –  6 Chalmers St, (843)958-6467 Possibly the only historical site in existence known to be slave auction mart including slave jail.

–  Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture – FREE.

–  Karpeles Manuscript Museum FREE,  68 Spring St,  843-853-4651, Tue-Fri 11am-4pm

–  Citadel Museum –  FREE,  on SE corner overlooking big grassy mall on Citadel Campus: 171 Moultrie St, 843-953-6846

–  Citadel Parade On Campus <—  Click for schedule.  FREE

–  The SC  Historical Society – see pick below of Fireproof Building overlooking Washington Square Park.

–  Charleston County Library – Nice History Room + cuultural EVENT, films, displays, etc

–  Edmondston-Alston House

–  South Carolina Aquarium

–  Fort Sumter:  Catch ferry out on the harbor to goto Fort Sumter. The ferry picks up on the waterfront near Aquarium(there is also an nice free Museum, if you do or don’t take the ferry).

– and the Spirit of SC Tall Ship – they empower > 6000 students to broaden horizons!

–  Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum – catch the Water Taxi from downtown, or bike or walk over the cooper river bridge!!


——–—  Parks & Waterfront – Walk & Bike ———-

–  The Battery (White Point Gardens)

–  Waterfront Park

Sunrise over Waterfront Park’s Spider Fountain. Copyright, do not use without written release.

–  Promenade from Battery; to Waterfront Park; past Maritime Museum, Fort Sumter, the Aquarium; then over the Cooper River.

Walk – Bike along Harbor, then over Cooper River! Copyright, do not use without written release.

Credit: SC Historical Society in the Fireproof Building overlooking Washington Square Park

–  Colonial Lake

–  College of Charleston Campus (spanish moss, park benches, fountains, Free Tours, etc)

College of Charleston. Copyright, do not use without written release.

–  Marion Square

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–  Hampton Park

–  The Citadel’s huge grassy parade mall.

– The Ashley River’s Marina and Brittlebank Park

View of the Citadel, Brittlebank Park, Marinas – walk, bike, or kayak across the Ashley to Downtown!

Downtown: Walk – Bike the Bridges over the Ashley River. Copyright, do not use without written release.

–  Charleston County Parks


– Blood Moon Super Moon – full moon every month (also, Sept 27, 2015 is a Lunar Eclipse, as well):

Charleston Super Moon & Morris Is. Lighthouse, Mar2011. (photo credit: @GVLguy Greenville, SC)

Priceless, yet Free for all. Unforgettable Orange Blood Moon Super Moon. Watch the horizon for the super effect when the moon is full each month (the sunset & moonrise is the same time, so swivel for 360 views). Best view spots: 1.Kayak, 2.Sailboat, 3. Water Taxi, 4. The Battery, 5. Rooftop Restaurants (Market Pavilion Hotel, Vendue Inn, Henry’s). Especially in the fall, the closer “Perigee” Super Moon will look~15% bigger & 30% brighter! (Charleston Super Moon & Morris Is. Lighthouse – Mar2011 photo credit: @GVLguy Greenville, SC)


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