Architectural Buildings in Charleston

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Architectural Buildings in Charleston

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  • luv2travel4evermore
    Cypress, TX95 contributions
    Over the years, I've toured at least half a dozen historic plantations, if not more, all in a restored state depicting life during the pre- Civil War era. This was probably my favorite. Rather than restore the building to its previous grandeur, the owners have elected the Historic Preservation approach. There was quite a bit of preservation-related construction going on at the time, but the excellent audio tour and exhibits told the story of the house, its owners, and the people who lived and toiled there in minute detail, and it was so well worth it. Highly recommended!
    Written March 20, 2022
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  • gregaustex
    Austin, TX248 contributions
    Don't miss this stop! Beautiful church that was a quiet respite in our busy day. Highly recommended. Make sure you know worship hours before visiting.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • dgbg100106
    Odenton, MD1,676 contributions
    This mansion was once the home of John C Calhoun. The Williams Mansion is packed full of art and artifacts. It is worth your time if you are visiting or live in the area. The 30 minute tour cost $17 but you learn and see so much, worth it!

    Plus you are helping preserve history!
    Written March 19, 2022
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  • Cruiser298229
    9 contributions
    Each time we walked past the narrow entrance on King Street the entrance gates were locked. On the last day of our Charleston visit the gates were open. Glory be! What a pleasant surprise right off the hustle and bustle of King Street. If you have a chance, step inside and breath in the beauty of the garden.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1,407 contributions
    Impressive building with beautiful architecture. Stumbled upon this as we strolled back to Charleston City Market from Waterfront Park. Beautiful when illuminated at night.
    Written December 21, 2021
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,236 contributions
    For two days, I had meetings as a part of a conference here. It is a beautiful old building on the river and made for pictures. I had no idea of any historic significance until I saw here on tripadvisor.
    Written February 29, 2020
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  • Terrie J
    Charleston, SC3,672 contributions
    I had not been in here in quite a while, but it is still beautiful. The ceiling is very high and has a special older beam design. The alter is very nice with lots of stained glass. There is a lady who can answer questions. Elizabeth came out to tell me about the repairs after Hurricane Hugo. There is a small bridal room in the back. This is a beautiful and solemn chapel on the Medical University of SC campus.
    Written April 30, 2018
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  • EvanGuthrie
    Charleston, SC7,797 contributions
    St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Church is a beautiful church on the inside and outside. I really like the stain glassed windows inside. A great example of a Charleston church. I really enjoyed my visit there and look forward to being able to return again.
    Written May 2, 2019
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  • Brent G
    Murrells Inlet, SC77 contributions
    Historic site located close to everything Charleston has to offer. Has a very nice courtyard for wedding ceremony and inside (upstairs) very nice room for dinner celebration. Note the inside is air conditioned but outside area can get warm especially in late May. The wedding we attended thought wisely to have the program printed on small fans, a welcome relief to combat the afternoon heat. As others have noted there is a noise ordinance that kicks in at 10 or 10:30 depending on the day of the week. Catered food was good, and wait staff, bartenders and help were all very nice. Need to work on their sound system though as it was dropping in and out during the ceremony which made it hard to hear parts, but overall a very nice experience.
    Written May 29, 2017
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,581 contributions
    My wife and I are historians, especially the history of the Civil War, colonial America and the OId West. It allows us to travel from coast to coast and visit old mining camps, ghost towns, antebellum plantations and mansions and battlefields that reveal vivid stories of our country's past. The Ashley River Historic District is one of those fascinating stops along the way. As one of he most iconic places in South Carolina's Lowcountry, it illustrates the Palmetto State's layered cultural heritage, from its colonial beginnings in the 17th century through the mid-20th century. Drive along the 11-mile-long Ashley River Road, the oldest road in South Carolina still in use today, and you will see dry land, swamps, marshes of the Rantowles Creek and Stono Swamp watershed, historic and archaeological resources associated with the rice culture and phosphate mining of the early 18th century to the mid-19th century, the hunting plantations and timber industry preserves of the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, the Wando, Cooper, Ashley, Stono and Edisto rivers that served as the primary transportation routes in the Lowcountry, Native American trade routes, slave settlements, cemeteries and two National Historic Landmarks, Drayton Hall and Middleton Place. Other historic sites along the way are Fort Bull, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Trestle, Runnymeade Schoolhouse, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Old Dorchester and the Laurels. Ashley River Historic District, which covers nearly 24,000 acres, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
    Written September 20, 2021
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  • Eveline
    6 contributions
    The house has big sign saying tourists are not welcome. That was nice, wasn't it? It is listed building. Of course we want to see. But unable.
    Written April 1, 2021
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