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While this is a great place to see, without a tour guide, I suspect I would have found it very underwhelming. Rainbow Row, though a great photo op, doesn't offer much historical value, as it was painted in the 1900's. I recommend doing the walking tour that incorporates a visit…
Homes of the from days past. These are beautiful homes built prior to the Civil War and into the late 19th Century. Beautiful to see. The cost a fortune to maintain. The local historical department in the city goverentment controls what and how work can be done on them. You…
The houses themselves are very pretty and unique, but the area has been over taken by people desperate to get their selfies. I completely understand wanting to take pictures around/in front of various historic places (I do the same) but there are so many young people…
You see the image of Rainbow Row on towels, paintings, and tons of touristy trinkets. It's a bunch of neighboring houses painted pretty colors. Go to any beach along the Gulf or southern Atlantic coast and you'll see the same thing.
Rainbow Row is not just a place for a beautiful picture. It also has an interesting history! Definitely a must-see during a trip to Charleston.