Charleston Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • ms90
    maryland217 contributions
    Our group of 6 enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was engaging and quite knowledgeable about the history of the plantation and the times. As we were touring the home, we were fortunate to meet Toby and Mary (who was working on her Beloved: Legacy of Slavery collection). I cannot say enough about Toby who took the time to speak with us, in-depth, about the African-American experience as it relates to the plantation and listened to our concerns about the poor condition of the cemetery. Mary even went to great lengths to provide one group member with an email copy of a painting of one of Charleston's sons. It was a very moving experience and one we will surely remember.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Autumn_Y_007
    Myrtle Beach, SC214 contributions
    Wonderful little museum, rich with slave history. Artifacts, photos, stories, newspaper articles and more are featured. This would be boring for most kids as you have to read everything. As an adult, I loved it. It is very small and does get very crowded and it can be hard to navigate. My one complaint is that the long haired kid working the desk was extremely unfriendly and acted like he’d rather be digging his eyes out with a spoon then working there. People who came in after us got a spiel about the museum, but for some reason he didn’t think we needed any acknowledgment. I almost turned around and left, but this museum was more important than this little jerk. If he’s a paid employee, I would fire him. Even my teenagers (experts in eye rolling, boredom and contempt) expressed their irritation at this guy. No eye contact, no friendliness, no explanation as to the history of the museum…nothing.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Barbara D
    3 contributions
    This was a great adventure - so many things to see and learn from different animals, to how early settlers lived, ate, worked etc, to getting on a replica boat near the marsh, walking into a replica home with real food that would have been eating...Beautiful place!!
    Written September 14, 2022
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  • ReneaMacko
    1 contribution
    Great show! Had a blast would highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed. It was a great audience interactive comedy nursery mystery show.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Bev L
    11 contributions
    While it was a challenge to find (GPS was confused) once we did it was delightful. we caught the end of the church service and had an opp to talk with students and get their take on classes, service etc. we sat watching a rugby game in shaded bench with a wonderful breeze; great bookstore and enjoyed meeting the students.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Queenstravelbuff
    New York City13,170 contributions
    This was a really good tour, a past president of the Synagogue gave the tours , and he took it very seriously and it was very informative, there is also a small 2 room museum with some artifacts from the synagogue . Very historic synagogue of the South
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • Stucolco
    Johns Island, SC1,594 contributions
    We are ardent theatergoers, and have attended many productions over the years. My daughter-in-law discovered the 34 West Theater, and four of us attended “Addicted to Love” last night. The four cast members were excellent, as was the production with music that we recall from the 1980s. They offer very inexpensive drinks and snacks that you can enjoy at small tables around the stage during the performance. We will certainly be a regular attendee at their future productions!
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • ColdSun
    4 contributions
    Tiny but fun museum to stop by if you are in the area. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, exhibitions were focus on the topic with details, good to touch on the cannon tools. Only need about half an hour.
    Written December 27, 2021
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  • David S
    64 contributions
    Old fire station that will be closed in near future for substantial renovations. There are two motorized engines from 1920s in pretty good conditon. Firefighters entirely willing to give tours.
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Vette
    10 contributions
    SC is a beautiful city. The people are quite friendly. We enjoyed the horse drawn carriage tour and visiting a few eateries, the Crabhouse and Delaney’s. Learned about the city’s history from the Charleston Museum and the Ft. Sumpter National Monument Park. Definitely returning. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • saraaburd
    Key Largo, FL7 contributions
    Meyer Vogl Gallery is the best fine art gallery I’ve ever visited. The energy is wonderful and you instantly feel at ease when you walk through the doors. The art is as wonderful as the staff. They are kind and so helpful, whether it’s finding the perfect painting or sharing their favorite recs for lunch in town. 10/10 recommend a visit during your next trip to Charleston.
    Written September 28, 2020
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,437 contributions
    Thats definitely one of the prettiest courthouse I have seen in the United States. The design is really well done and has so much character.
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • Carly B
    2 contributions
    Scott and Kathleen went above and beyond for us on our sunset boat trip! They were so informative with the nature and history we were seeing and were so willing to chat and answer our questions. The sunset was breathtaking and they took us on a beautiful route. We had such a relaxing time. We will take a ride on the Fate for years to come!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Tiffany D
    1 contribution
    This was a fun way to mix history and capture the memories! Liz is so charismatic and kept you engaged the entire time. I would recommend this tour/photo shoot to anyone. My husband and I took this tour when I was 8 months pregnant in August. It was worth every minute and was not too draining. She kept us in the shade as much as possible, and new all the breezy spots for us to stop in!

    A few tips:
    Definitely make sure to use the restroom before you start and bring water. The City Hall restroom was super nice.
    Take Liz's advice on not having a big load of stuff to carry around.
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • Gretchen
    3 contributions
    We (3 adults, 3 teens) took an early morning guided kayak/hiking tour on the Kiawah River and can’t say enough good things about it. Our guide, Tayt, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the local flora and fauna. The estuary is such a gorgeous place to explore and Tayt made sure to point out and name all the birds we encountered along the way. We lucked out with the weather and had a wonderful paddle and hike on a small island. We saw dolphins, alligators, spoonbills, herons and more. I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a morning in the Charleston area!
    Written September 26, 2022
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