The two main sections of Charleston’s downtown that every guest should know about would be the residential "South of Broad" district and the "French Quarter" district.  Both lying beside one another arising from the tip of the peninsula.  The South of Broad district is a residential neighborhood with some of the best examples of Charleston architecture ranging from Roman to Gothic revivals and the famous Charleston "Single" and "Double" styles.  The French Quarter is also residential which inculdes historic sites and also a large number of art galleries.  The shopping disrtict is a third area along King Street between Broad and Calhoun streets and Market Street where the open air market is open 364 days a year.  It is easy to walk all these sections of Charleston, so park the car and wear comfortable shoes.

South of Broad District:

  • Edmonston - Alston House (East Bay St.)
  • Nathaniel Russell House (Meeting St.)
  • Calhoun Mansion (Meeting St.)
  • Heyward - Washington House (Church and Tradd St.)
  • First Scots Presbyterian Church (Meeting and Tradd St.)
  • First Baptist Church (Church St.)
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (Meeting and Broad St.)
  • Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (East Bay and Broad St.)

French Quarter:

  • French Protestant Huguenot Church (Church and Queen St.)
  • St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church (Church and Cumberland St.)
  • Circular Congregrational Church (Meeting and Cumberland St.)
  • The Dock Street Theater (Church and Queen St.) 
  • The Powder Magazine (Cumberland and Church St.) 
  • The City Gallery (Broad and Meeting St.)
  • Confederate Museum at Market Hall (Market and Meeting St.)