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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
#1 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
... the Residence Inn Riverview, and were initially planning to go to mass closer to the hotel until we saw St. John's Cathedral listed as a site on TripAdvisor while researching other sites to see around Charleston.
My wife and I stopped to view the church, and we were both amazed by the beauty and design.
St. Michael's Church
#2 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
St. Michael's, part of the Charleston Historic District, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
Present day St. Michael's is built upon the site of the first Anglican church constructed south of Virginia and the first church constructed in Charles Town.
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
#3 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
This beautiful bridge spans Charleston Harbour and connects the city to historic Patriot's Point, home of the USS Yorktown, and to Sullivan's Island, home of Fort Moultrie, a National Parks Site and a fortress sit...
This bridge is beautiful daytime or nighttime........also offers pedestrian lane for biking, running or walking.......those views must be breath taking!!! Easy drive from Charleston to Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palm...
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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
#4 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Do add this as an important site to visit during your next trip to Charleston and leave a generous donation.
One of our favorite things to do while traveling is to visit historic religious sites.
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
#5 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Great ocean view, wonderful park with swings on the pier, can watch the boats go by, metered parking as well as nearby garage, also delicious ice cream across the street, and the water fountain was beautiful with...
Beautiful, grassy spots to picnic, spectacular and unobstructed views of Charleston Harbor, Ravenel Bridge, Patriots Point and Fort Sumter, a large fountain, a dense canopy of oak trees and many benches to engage...
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McLeod Plantation Historic Site
#6 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Our guide, Ashley was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and engaging and filled us in on the rich history of the plantation, the buildings on site, and the background of the quality of crops (what makes sea island...
Our Tour guide, Barb, had personally researched historical records and sources to provide us with the most realistic view of plantation life, both from the perspective of the Plantation owner and the enslaved Afri...
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Unitarian Church in Charleston
#7 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
A docent is on site to share the story and beautiful architecture .... worth the stop in.
After taking guided horse pulled carriage tour we decided to go on our own to visit places we were informed about(I highly suggest doing this if you're unfamiliar with area.)This was one of the sites we returned t...
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Magnolia Cemetery
#8 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
It is a classic Victorian cemetery with lots of room to stroll (or drive or bike) and appreciate the carvings and mausoleums, including a pyramid and graves for the sailors on the Hunley, and landmark oaks.
In our travels across the country, my wife and I love to visit historical sites, especially battlefields and cemeteries and ghost towns and antebellum mansions.
The Citadel
#9 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
You may walk the campus, visit the museum, chapel, (the Carillon is temporarily blocked by the construction of the War Memorial site), and the campus store and snack bar located in the large Activities building ne...
On that visit we arrived early enough to easily find parking on site and enjoyed a leisurely stroll across campus before taking our seats on the parade ground bleachers.
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Circular Congregational Church
#10 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
I think one of the most interesting views of the architecture is from cemetery in the back of the building.
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College of Charleston
#11 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
You can also get free map of campus from the bookstore so you can do a walking tour of all the below historical landmark sites.
... enter via a beautiful arch which then reveals an impressive big building right in front with high pillars supporting a triangular top, giving me the impression of greek buildings I saw on historic greek sites.
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Nathaniel Russell House
#12 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Combine this house tour which is a restoration, with the Aiken-Rhett, which is a preservation, and you will get a great view into the many years of history these old houses hold.
Designated as a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Federal-style, rectangular house has a symmetrical facade with a projecting four-sided bay that rises...
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Middleton Place
#13 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Beautiful, idyllic, peaceful setting... with a view of the Ashley River...as if you are walking back in time...amazing landscaping...wonderful house and grounds tours and a wonderful restaurant to sample wonderful...
Beautiful, historical, elegant gardens ... fun guided tour by horse & carriage as well as the main house (both need tickets to be purchased at the entrance) lunch & dinner on-site in a charming restaurant with a v...
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Fort Sumter National Monument
#14 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
The ferry ride across the Charleston Harbor on a pleasant autumn afternoon was wonderful with great views of the old city, the magnificent Arthur Ravenel Bridge, all sorts of boat traffic on the water, and the lov...
Had a nice view during the trip and once at the fort we were entertained by a ranger whom provided great history of the fort, answered and asked for questions and was most pleasant and friendly providing history.
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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
#15 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Enter through a jewel of a museum into a gorgeous park with historic markers, a reproduction of original vessel, archieological sites, great boardwalks and other paths, wonderful plantings, especially in the forme...
The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, located at 1500 Old Towne Road in the West Ashley area of Charleston, South Carolina, preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the Car...
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Morris Island Lighthouse
#16 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
... the end of the path there is a beautiful view of the beach and lighthouse.It was so very peaceful.This made for some great pics and you can stay as long as you want and just enjoy the ocean and great views.
My Wife and i have been coming to Charleston for four years straight and always visit this area.It's a great place for photography and to feel the Southern beach life.The view of the lighthouse is a little piece o...
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Aiken-Rhett House
#17 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Wonderful to see a historical site that has been preserved rather than restored - it gave a true picture of the layers of history a house experiences
... visitors the unique opportunity to better comprehend the every-day realities of the enslaved Africans who lived on-site, maintained the household and catered to the needs of the Aiken family and their guests.
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Drayton Hall
#18 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
website describes this lovely and unique historic site thus: "Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that’s still open to the public and a masterpiece of Georgian-Palladi...
To walk the grounds, see the river that was instrumental to the life style and then view the incredible artisan work with wood and plaster that made this place incredible for its time was a treat.
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The Charleston Museum
#19 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
... James Island, which contains assorted habitats for wildlife and numerous cultural features such as three earthen Confederate batteries and prehistoric, colonial, antebellum and postbellum archeological sites.
You can follow through the Revolutionary War and the War of Northern Aggression (as the South views it) and everything in between.
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Pineapple Fountain
#20 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
This is just a 90 minute tour taking you through neighborhoods with beautiful homes, The Citadel, A short stop at the Battery with a view of Fort Sumter, The Old City Market was one of the last stops where you cou...
Beautiful park where the flora abounds and if you enjoy walking and taking pictures this is the place,countless views of everything.Fountain is hypnotizing and great place to converse with locals and visitors alik...
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Heyward-Washington House
#21 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
We only had time to view 2 homes in Charleston and we chose this home because of its colonial period construction (1772) and its connection with George Washington.
It was designated a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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Mount Pleasant Pier Mount Pleasant 2.1 mi away
#1 of 5 Sights & Landmarks in Mount Pleasant
Walk on out along the pier which is very wide, and you will enjoy a lovely breeze and a view of the City of Charleston, and boats, ships, etc.
The pier extends along way out into the river with many benches and some swings to stop and relax while taking in the sights.
Joseph Manigault House
#22 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
It was declared a National Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
We enjoyed our view of the Joseph Manigault house.
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
#23 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
A visit to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens gives you one of the most comprehensive views of everything you imagine the South to be: a gracious plantation house supported by very knowledgeable docents who guide you t...
You can view the Gardens, take a guided tour of the Plantation house (the third on this site), take a Nature pontoon boat ride through the former rice fields, take a Nature Train tour, take a guided From Slavery t...
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Rainbow Row
#24 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
And this row of very old homes is just gorgeous, and I had to stop and savor the views and be grateful for all the home owners who love and take care of these homes and their beautiful colors!
The cobblestone streets are hard to walk on without proper footwear so definitely pack your best walking shoes and bring your camera, olloclip for your iPhone or android and enjoy the sights.
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Charleston City Market
#25 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
... Plantation itself in Wadmalaw!), and Sofya Tsvetikova's art booth -- she paints the most beautiful abstract art of all my favorite Charleston landmarks, and I love seeing what she has to offer every time I visit.
Baskets woven (some on site) by local artisans, art, crafts, ornaments, jewelry, cookbooks, clothes, music, home decor, food and seasonings, etc.
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Marion Square
#26 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
There is also a lot of history to this site as you can feel all of the years of Charleston surround you any time of the day.
Loved the view of Marion Square from our hotel window.
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St. Philip's Church
#27 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
The cemetery is very old and is the burial site of Charles Pinckney (signer of the constitution and 8th Governor of South Carolina) and Thomas Pinckney (7th Governor of South Carolina).
Enter the church to view the magnificent interior and spend time visiting the graveyard and cemetery to absorb the aura of the area.
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The Calhoun Mansion
#28 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
The real treat of this visit, as expertly pointed out by our tour guide Sue, is the opportunity to view the current owner's unbelievable collection of treasures and antiquities from around the world - one of a kin...
The best part was we were headed to the house by ourselves, without guides, and were delighted at just looking at the beautifully restored homes, listening to church bells chime and taking in the sights.
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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
#29 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Charleston
Site of the tragic shooting of its pastor and eight other Bibble study participants in June of 2015, known locally as Mother Emanuel, this beautiful church welcomes visitors to its services.
A somber site but a must see spot when in Charleston, SC.
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