It won’t blow you away if you’ve seen Charleston , Savannah , or Beaufort, but Mount Pleasant’s old town has its share of fine colonial and antebellum homes and historic churches. Indeed, Mount Pleasant’s history is almost as old as Charleston’s.
First settled for farming in 1680, it soon acquired cachet as a great place for planters to spend the hot summers away from the mosquitoes inland.
The main drag is Pitt Street, where you can shop and meander among plenty of shops and restaurants (try an ice cream soda at the historic Pitt Street Pharmacy). The huge meeting hall on the waterfront, Alhambra Hall, was the old ferry terminal.