Group Activities in Charleston

Top Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Charleston, SC

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  • DOC PKC
    New York City, NY24 contributions
    I would like to first comment on the grounds, which are spectacular. The grounds contain beautiful gardens that are designed with the architectural principles of Versailles. There are oaks that are more than 35 feet in diameter on the grounds and traditional breed livestock roaming the ground. Artisans plying crafts of old are also featured to give a Colonial Williamsburg type of feel, but on a much smaller scale.

    The most memorable portion of the visit was actually a 35 minute talk given by one of Middleton Plantation’s volunteer, Jerry Bannon. His talk attempted to, and succeeded, in trying to reconcile the beauty of the grounds with institutionalized terrorism and inhumanity of slavery that led to its creation. His talk was stirring, in depth, led to a lot of new thought about how we perceive slavery and it’s implications today.

    There were two points out of the many points that he made the audience ponder that were particularly memorable. One was how many people were complicit with the institution of slavery than the white male plantation owners. Bankers in NY that financed the slave trade, ship builder in New England that built the ships, textile manufacturers in England and the African slavers are among many that share responsibility. He also gave the group his thoughts of the differences between racism and bigotry and how it likely affects all of us today. If I were a teacher, I would bring my class.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Catherine
    Baltimore, MD212 contributions
    Cool breezes off the Cooper River felt good. Splashing in the fountain cooled my feet. Waterfront Park has lots of benches, many under shady trees, for resting. Do stop at the Robert Smalls Memorial and learn about a courageous American hero.

    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Patricia S
    United States123 contributions
    We viewed the bridge from several different places as we traveled about town from site to site. It is an amazing, beautiful structure.
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • Scuba-Obsession
    Melbourne, FL569 contributions
    We took the boat from Patriots Point to Ft Sumter. About a 30 minute cruise. The Ranger at Ft Sumter provided an excellent briefing on the history of Ft Sumter and the Civil War. Excellent information.
    Written September 22, 2022
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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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  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, NC654 contributions
    Our visit to this area was 10 August 2022. We had been on a Carriage ride early during the week and passed through part of this area. One evening decided to come back to learning a little more and get a closer view. Peace and beautiful and witness a young man propose to his future wife. Was a little upset with a gentleman letting his big dog poop and not cleaning it up. No respect. But the walks and homes in this area are beautiful. Nice and peaceful with a nice breeze. Area is safe and located in prominent area.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Elena B
    Knoxville, TN30 contributions
    Super interesting, do not miss it on your visit to Charleston! Take the dungeon tour, included in the entrace fee, it’s very cool!
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • Wm D
    Richmond, VA7 contributions
    This is a nice aquarium that will planned to see on a rainy day during our visit to Charleston. The sea turtle hospital was very interesting. What is there is very cool, I just wish there were more exhibits. I thought the price was a little high for what they offer. However, it was a good time for two hours.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • QueenOfTh3Road
    Charleston, WV60 contributions
    We took all ad on tours. I recommend that. Makes for a busy day. If you have trouble walking might wanna spread your visit into 2 days..
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • 7marie67
    Laval, Canada90 contributions
    It is strange to see a gigantic pineapple. Too bad it was raining (pouring rain) but the city is worth to walk around. Nice places to see.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Karen J
    54 contributions
    Visited the City Market and it was a delight of all types of merchandise from local vendors.
    It’s a must visit to get souvenirs to take home.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Patricia S
    United States123 contributions
    This was our second visit to this house. It is a beautiful old structure. My headset did not work the first part of the tour, so I missed all the information about the slave quarters and gardens, carriage house, stable, etc. The guide did give me another headset, so I enjoyed the rest of the tour. Enjoyable.
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • Scuba-Obsession
    Melbourne, FL569 contributions
    This was our first stop when we arrived in Charleston. The workers were extremely informative, and I think they saved us a ton of money.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Bonnie N
    Davie, FL169 contributions
    Wonderful history and worth the see. The tour folks are excellent but need to move along the story faster given the heat.
    Written August 16, 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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