The Battery : Tranquil surroundings combine with beautiful views of Charleston Harbor, key historical points in the Civil War, and amazing mansions.
Rainbow Row : Painted in warm pastels, these old merchant homes near the cobblestoned waterfront take you on a journey to Charleston’s antebellum heyday.
Fort Sumter : Take the ferry to this historic place where the Civil War began and take in the gorgeous views along the way.
Aiken-Rhett House : There are certainly more ostentatious house museums in Charleston, but none that provide such a virtually intact glimpse into real antebellum life.
Drayton Hall : Don’t miss Charleston’s oldest surviving plantation home and one of America’s best examples of professional historic preservation.
Middleton Place : Wander in and marvel at one of the world’s most beautifully landscaped gardens — and the first in North America.
CSS Hunley : Newly ensconced for public viewing in its special preservation tank, the first submarine to sink a ship in battle is a moving example of bravery and sacrifice.