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Choose From 40 Attractions | Admission Included
Completed in 1771, the Old Exchange Building is a Charleston landmark and the site...
Fort Sumter Tours is the only authorized concessioner for the National Park Service and...
- Please arrive 30 minutes early for ticketing and boarding
- Please call with accessibility questions
- Note: Tours leave promptly at scheduled tour time
- Total tour time is 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Includes approximately 1 hour of a self-guided Fort tour
- 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm
- Plus Labor Day weekend (Fri, Sat & Sun)
- 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm
- 11:00am & b2:30pm
- 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm
Join Adventure Sightseeing for our 'See it all' city tour and see the best...
- Select stories from 350 years of Charleston history
- Beautiful architecture in the historic district
- Drive through The Citadel, the South's most famous military academy
- The Old City Market, lovely gardens, wrought iron art, and many of the city's 210 churches are just some of the sights you will see!
- Tour around the Battery and stop for a photo opportunity with Fort Sumter in the background
- Many other historic sights of Charleston!
Reservations are NOT required. You can visit anytime during their operating hours. To redeem,...
Reservations are NOT required. You can visit anytime during their operating hours. To redeem, simply present your Tour Pass ID at the register. North Charleston Fire Museum is a remarkable and unforgettable destination for the firefighter in all of us! Collection The North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center is proud to house the largest collection of professionally restored American LaFrance fire apparatus in the country. With over 20 vehicles in our collection, dating as far back as 1780's, the North Chareston Fire Museum has become renouned as destination for fire history and the preservation antique fire apparatus. All the pieces in our collection still run and can fight fire just like the day it was produced. Exhibits The Fire Museum offers its guests the opportunity to get as close to a fire as possible without getting burned. In addition to our collection of antique fire apparatus, the museum offers hands on and interactive exhibits and theater presentations that children and adults will love.From our "Home Fire Hazard Theater" complete with live smoke to our newest show "Are you an Esacape Artist", guests to the museum will gain an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the history and science of fire and firefighting.
<p>Completed in 1713, The Powder Magazine is South Carolina's oldest government building. The building...
INTERPRETIVE TOURS Included in your admission are 45 minute guided tours offered at 9:30...
INTERPRETIVE TOURSIncluded in your admission are 45 minute guided tours offered at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Groups of 10 or more are required to contact McLeod to schedule your visit. An amazing place to experience history in Charleston. Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has witnessed some of the most significant periods of Charlestons and our nations history. Tour this 37 acre Gullah, Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved and is recognized for its cultural and historic significance. McLeod Plantation was built on the riches of sea island cotton and on the backs of enslaved people whose work and culture and told and preserved through this site. Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston’s - and our nations - history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak alley, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old. It is a place like no other, not frozen in time but vibrant, dynamic, and constantly evolving, where the winds of change whisper through the oak trees and voices from the past speak to all who pause to listen. McLeod Plantation was built on the riches of sea island cotton and on the backs of enslaved people whose work and culture are embedded in the Lowcountry’s very foundation. It is a living tribute to the men and women and their descendants that persevered in their efforts to achieve freedom, equality, and justice. McLeod Plantation Historic Site is a South Carolina National Heritage Corridor site All of their stories, black and white, enslaved and free are given their due. After years of careful research and restoration, McLeod Plantation Historic Site invites visitors to embark upon an in-depth exploration of the lives of those people whose stories are essential to understanding Charleston’s complex past and helped shape who we, as a nation, are today.
- Tour the homes and compare the McLeod family home with those built for enslaved families.
- Learn about daily life and the relationships among the men, women, and children who lived and worked here before and after slavery.
- Study the cultivation and importance of sea island cotton.
- Gain insight into the plantation’s strategic importance during the Civil War and the role of the free black Massachusetts 55th Volunteer Infantry in emancipating enslaved people.
- Examine the influence of the Freedmen’s Bureau at McLeod Plantation and throughout the South.
- Trace the emergence of Gullah Culture in the Lowcountry.
- Explore worship and spirituality in the lives of McLeod Plantation’s residents.
- Draw parallels between the changing relationships among McLeod Plantation’s residents and in American society during the 20th century.
- See how people dramatically changed the natural history of the plantation’s landscape through time.
Visit Charleston's only winery on picturesque Wadmalaw Island where you can explore their vineyard...
- Tour Pass: Receive a free wine tasting & souvenir wine glass which includes nine wines.
- They grow four types of muscadine grape - carlos, ison, noble and tara. From the grapes, they make five different wines - Low Tide, Magnolia, Deep Water Blend and High Tide. They also have chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon from California that they vint and bottle onsite and blend with their muscadines, for a total of nine wines available.
- Every Saturday from 12 - 4 pm they host a Weekend Wine Down event where food and music are present. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings, bring family, friends and have a great time. See calendar for upcoming events
Admission is included with Tour Pass. Present your pass at the gate for entry...
Admission is included with Tour Pass. Present your pass at the gate for entryJourney from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps. Caw Caw Interpretive Center is managed as a low-impact wildlife preserve. Pets and bicycles are not permitted. Features
- Over 6 miles of trails with trail-side exhibits
- Elevated boardwalks through wetlands
- Environmental and social studies education programs from preschool through college level
- Interpretive exhibits, displays, and programs
- Former 18th and 19th century rice fields and one of the important sites of the Stono Rebellion
- Thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm
- Noted for its rich bird life, Caw Caw is a birding hot-spot for coastal South Carolina.
- Areas managed for wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more
- Favored habitats for rare wildlife: American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others
South Carolina's oldest brewery since Prohibition with a full selection of beers. Today, Palmetto...
South Carolina's oldest brewery since Prohibition with a full selection of beers. Today, Palmetto and Catawba Brewing operate collaboratively, with the Charleston location serving as the primary draft production center for both brands.
The on-site taproom serves as a showroom to their numerous brews that include the MainStay, Seasonal and 843 Series Palmetto favorites. You'll also find a constantly rotating selection of small batch and experimental beers on tap, all available by the pint at the taproom bar.
Live music and food trucks on most weekends. Visit their website to see entertainment schedule.Tours of the brewery are offered by reservation, free of charge. To set-up your tour, please email us
All Gray Line of Charleston tour vehicles are climate controlled. The comfortable 20 to...
- Charleston historic homes
- The Battery sea wall
- Historic churches
- Old Market area
- Four Corners of Law
- Rainbow Row and many more sites
Upstairs where the museum is located was the territory of the market commissioners. Two...
Ages 12 and up only please. We invite you to experience the history of...
Ages 12 and up only please.We invite you to experience the history of Charleston, on this 2 hour History Walking Tour that will take take you deep into the heart of Charleston. The tour starts with the founding of the city, reliving the colonial days. Retracing the original city and seeing the progression of wealth and culture. Then they'll dive deep into the Revolutionary History, where you will experience why Charleston really is the Boston of the South! Did you know the first decisive victory of the Revolutionary War was fought in the harbor of Charleston? On to the Civil War, Charleston is the birthplace of Secession. Such a complex war, that even decades later, people are still trying to understand it all. Not only will you visit where it all began, but also experience the history that brought us to that moment in time. Also experience the aftermath, reconstruction, and present day Charleston. As the history unfolds, you will see how it took over a century for this city to come back to life. On this tour you will see: • Mansions • Gardens • Beautiful side streets • Churches Seasoned tour guides introduce you to some of the unique stories that have formed Charleston, including the spirit and culture of her and her people. Discover how with so much tragedy on a tiny peninsula, you will still find the friendliest people in the nation! See how those hardships have rallied Charleston's people around their city, to rebuild her year after year! What Is Not Included? Gratuity is not included in your ticket price. While not expected it is greatly appreciated.
Included with Tour Pass: Free Tasting and Souvenir Shot Glass During Prohibition, bootleggers made...
Included with Tour Pass: Free Tasting and Souvenir Shot GlassDuring Prohibition, bootleggers made their own booze by burying grapes underground or catching moonbeams in a jar of water. Taste booze made professionally with Firefly Distilleries. The distillery tasting room is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proud of its southern roots and famous for its sweet tea vodka, Firefly Distillery delivers quality spirits, most of which are distilled four times and sweetened exclusively with Louisiana sugar cane. Nestled among the idyllic rural splendor of Wadmalaw Island, visitors can learn more about the hands-on distilling process and the scores of industrious tea-swilling worker elves behind it. Preferring to keep its ingredients local, Firefly Distillery sources much of its tea from a nearby site on the island. Visitors, drinking from their complimentary Firefly shot glass, may sample up to 6 of 10 spirits during their visit, such as sweet tea bourbon and the distillery-exclusive southern lemonade vodka. All ages are welcome to the property, but only those 21 and over are eligible for the tasting.
Included with Tour Pass: Receive 2 Premium Attraction Tickets per Person, a $20 per...
Included with Tour Pass: Receive 2 Premium Attraction Tickets per Person, a $20 per Person Value.Charleston Fun Park is the go-to place for family and date-night fun! Located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston in Mount Pleasant. Premium Attractions Include:
- Two miniture golf courses
- Climbing Wall
- Bumper cars
- Gemstone Mining
- Virtual Reality Coaster
The Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour gives you exclusive access to Charleston’s most hauntingly...
A quick-casual Southern lunch spot putting a twist on the average by introducing our...
Admission is Included with Tour Pass A National Historic Landmark, the Nathaniel Russell House...
Admission is Included with Tour PassA National Historic Landmark, the Nathaniel Russell House Museum was built over a five-year period and completed in 1808 by Charleston merchant Nathaniel Russell. The house cost $80,000 to build, at a time when the average value of a home was $262. The home’s graceful, free-flying, three-story staircase is an architectural marvel with each cantilevered step supporting the one above and below it. The graceful interiors with elaborate plasterwork ornamentation, geometrically shaped rooms, formal gardens and collection of 18th-century decorative and fine art speak to the wealth of Charleston’s elite in the early days of the American Republic.
The home’s graceful, free-flying, three-story staircase is an architectural marvel with each cantilevered step supporting the one above and below it.Restored to its original splendor using forensic analysis and cutting-edge conservation technology by our curatorial staff, we ensure the highest standards of old-world expertise to replicate the finishes, fixtures and textiles appropriate for this 200-year old townhouse. Because restoration is an ongoing process, visitors have the opportunity to see and learn about the meticulous care, craft and consideration that goes into every detail. The 18 enslaved Africans that lived on and maintained the property during the Russell occupancy are an integral part of the history of this one-of-kind house. An exhibit in the original kitchen house features archaeological artifacts, educational panels and stories of the people vital to the history of this property. HOURS:
- Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm
- Docent-led tours begin at 10:30 am. The last tour begins at 4:30 pm.
Boone Hall Plantation is an iconic landmark site to visit in the Charleston area....
- Entry down the famous Avenue Of Oaks
- Black History In America Exhibit
- Plantation House Tour
- The Plantation Coach Tour (weather permitting. Limited seating available and will be on a first come first serve basis. Please no food, smoking or pets. Coaches leave when full or hourly).
- The Slave Street and History Talk
- Exploring The Gullah Culture Live!
- The Butterfly Pavilion Open May-Sept.
- Free Parking
DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
- January 8, 2018 thru March 11, 2018 Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM
- March 12, 2018 thru September 3, 2018 Mon.-Sat. 8:30AM-6:30PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM
- September 4, 2018 thru January 1, 2019 Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM
Take a historic Charleston walking tour, where carriages and motor-coaches are not allowed. This...
- Rainbow Row
- Historic Waterfront Battery
- Antebellum Mansions
- A visual tour of Fort Sumter
- Hidden Gardens & Courtyards
- Historic Churches & Graveyards
- The Revolutionary and Civil War
This Charleston Harbor Tour by SpiritLine Cruises offers visitors Live Narration by a Licensed...
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A division of the Avian Conservation Center, the Center for Birds of Prey offers...
- Guided Tour: Enjoy a walking tour of the grounds with an experienced guide.
- Flight Demonstration: Watch as hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, and vultures soar above; learn about their hunting and flying techniques.
- Exhibit Area: The grounds are designed as a campus where visitors follow paths accentuated with aviaries housing nearly than 50 species of birds of prey.
- Owl Wood: Owls are universally recognized as some of the most compelling ambassadors for the natural world. The Countess Alicia Paolozzi Owl Wood spans two acres in which visitors experience owls from around the world in a refined & tranquil setting.
The South Carolina Lowcountry has always been home to a cast of eclectic, unconventional...
Included with Tour Pass: Free Admission. Art is the reason A bustling seaport in...
Included with Tour Pass: Free Admission.
Art is the reasonA bustling seaport in the 1700s, Charleston was a melting pot of cultures, religions, and traditions. Powered by the rice and indigo trade, and slavery, it was the 4th largest city in America in 1790 – and the wealthiest. Like Philadelphia, Boston and New York, what distinguished Charleston then – was art. While we were home to some of Americas earliest art, collectors, artists, who made the City both muse and subject – and taken our turn as one of the nations richest cities – in money and culture – so were we also home to Americas original sin, slavery – and a war that divided our nation. In 1888, when Charleston was financially and culturally on its knees, benefactor James Gibbes left a bequest to the City to build an art museum.When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, the nation celebrated what Charleston has always understood: the power of art – to inspire our imagination, heal our hurt, revel in our experience, rebuild what’s broken, nourish our souls, and release all that holds us back. Through our complicated history, through light and shadow, we have persevered – humanity intact. Art is the reason Charleston will endure. In Charleston, we believe art is the difference between merely existing and being truly alive. That’s why we immerse ourselves in every part of it – from fine art to craft – from nurturing its creation and celebrating its multicultural presentation – to inviting its interpretation and ensuring its preservation. Because when we open ourselves to art, we open ourselves to the world – to people and ideas, to beauty, craft, process and detail, to different cultures, to pain and pleasure, to questions, expression and emotion, to truth and transcendence. In the presence of art, we have the opportunity to see inside someone’s heart, mind, and soul and feel what they felt. That understanding and compassion make us more understanding, compassionate people, who, in turn, create a more compassionate, understanding world. That is art’s gift.
Immerse yourself in the history of South Carolina! Although founded in 1855 as an...
Immerse yourself in the history of South Carolina!Although founded in 1855 as an archive and private manuscript repository, the South Carolina Historical Society opened its first museum open to the public in September 2018. The new space pairs personal manuscripts, maps, and artifacts with innovative technology as visitors experience illuminating moments in our past. The newly remodeled, repurposed Fireproof Building is the home of the Historical Society headquarters. The National Historic Landmark houses a new, state-of-the art museum with interactive exhibits that showcase South Carolina history, culture, and arts. Designed by Robert Mills and constructed between 1822 and 1827, the Fireproof Building is believed to be the first of its kind constructed in the United States. Highlights:
- Informational exhibits.
- Self guided tours.
- Wheelchair accessible.
The Charleston Water Taxi provides ferry service from downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant and...
Departure Points and Times
- Aquarium Wharf/MaritimeCenter – 10 Wharfside St., Charleston SC 29401. Water Taxi’s depart every hour, half passed the hour (:30) starting at 9:30am. Departures are from the Maritime Center, a small marina conveniently located one block south of the South Carolina Aquarium and Liberty Square. Free parking available. Click here for departure times
- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum – 40 Patriots Pt Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Water Taxi’s depart every hour at :45 min passed the hour starting at 9:45am from behind the USS Yorktown (aircraft carrier). Click here for departure times
- Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina – 24 Patriots Pt. Rd., Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. Resort parking fees apply. Water Taxi’s depart every hour, on the hour (:00) starting at 9:00am. Taxis depart from A dock. Click here for departure times
- Waterfront Park/Market St/Historic District – 1 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401. Water Taxis depart every hour, 15 min passed (:15) starting at 9:15 am. Click here for departure times *Schedule and times may change during special events such as 4th of July, concerts, charters, etc.*
INCLUDED WITH TOUR PASS: 1 Free Glazed Doughnut per Person. To redeem, simply present...
Included with Tour Pass: Free Trolley Tour The only tea plantation in North America...
Included with Tour Pass: Free Trolley TourThe only tea plantation in North America where you can see hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching out acre after acre for almost as far as the eye can see. The Bigelow family, William Barclay Hall and the staff of the plantation stand ready to bring you the tea experience of your life. They are located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry just a few miles south of the historic city of Charleston. In addition to their many acres of tea plants, they offer a very educational tour of our tea factory. You get to walk the entire length of our tea production building where you can see all the equipment it takes to make tea. Large TV screens along the glassed in gallery describe the entire process. Included with Tour Pass is a 45-minute narrated trolley ride, which makes a stop at their state of the art greenhouse. Last but not least is the gift shop, stocked with more tea related items than you can possibly imagine. Last year some sixty five thousand people from all over the world came to visit. There are many hundreds of tea plantations in the world. With the exception of the Charleston Tea Plantation, they're all located in Asia, Africa and South America, many thousands of miles from our shores.
NOTICE: Must have an even person pass to book this tour (2, 4, 6,...
- The Battery
- USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier
- Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
- Fort Sumter
- Waterfront Park
- the Cruise Ship Terminal
- See dolphins up close and wildlife
- 13-foot mini speed boats that can hold up to 3 people (restrictions apply).
- Powered by a 30 horsepower quiet eco-friendly outboard motor.
- No boating experience is necessary!
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The first Serpentarium in South Carolina, this facility is dedicated to the recognition, preservation...
- Snake Programs at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
- Alligator Feedings at Noon and 4:00 p.m.
- April 11th - May 25th
- Open Thursday - Saturday. 10 am - 4 pm.
- May 27th - August 17th
- Open Monday - Saturday. 10 am - 6 pm.
- Closed Sundays, July 4th and Labor Day.
Come explore the Holy City's oldest streets, cemeteries, churches, and its pre-revolutionary dungeon along...
- Lowcountry superstitions of night time spirits like Plateyes and Boo Hags. Find out how to protect yourself from being followed home or ridden in your sleep.
- Haunted houses and structures like the South End Brewery where a famous Charlestonian tippler committed suicide after watching his family fortune burn and sink to the bottom of the harbor. Learn what the owners of the brewery had to do for him to save their business...
- Criminals, pirates, and others, including Revolutionary hero Isaac Hayne played by Mel Gibson in The Patriot. After the British hanged him for treason, he haunted the home of his daughters until December 20, 1860. Find out why he stopped on that fateful day.
- Charleston's ghosts, poltergeists, and spirits doomed to the realm of mortals.
Climb aboard the Carolina Belle to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and...
- Fort Sumter: One of Charleston's most popular landmarks, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
- Confederate and Union army Forts Moultrie and Johnson
- USS Yorktown: the famous World War II Fighting Lady
- St. Michael's Church: A survivor of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, whose steeple was painted black so as not to be an easy target
- Stately homes on the Battery: Symbols of Southern elegance and perseverance
- Cooper River Bridge, including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge: A state of the art span that accommodates the largest ships in the world
- Dolphins skimming the surface of the water and pelicans diving for food
Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian...
Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture and the oldest preserved plantation house in America still open to the public. Because of our preservation philosophy, all imperfections and changes over time have survived to the present.Transportation to Drayton Hall is not included.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- House Tour: Offered hourly from 10 am - 3 pm and last about 45 minutes.
- African American Cemetery: Drayton Hall’s African American Cemetery is one of the oldest documented African American cemeteries in the nation still in use. The earliest surviving record describes its use as a “burying ground” and dates from about 1790, indicating this sacred ground may be even older. In keeping with the wishes of Richmond Bowens, a descendant of the enslaved at Drayton Hall, the cemetery has been “left natural,” not manicured or planted with grass or decorative shrubs.
- Port to Plantation is 30-minute interpretive program that explores the economic ramification of slavery at Drayton Hall and throughout the Carolina Lowcountry - a history Charleston still grapples with today. Historical interpreters present images of documents, artifacts, and maps that illuminate the multifaceted nature of slavery at Drayton Hall in the 18th and 19th centuries. Join us for an important glimpse into the past, and discover the many ways in which enslaved workers literally and figuratively built the Lowcountry economy.
- Self guided nature walks: See layers of history carefully preserved on the 125 acres that surround the main house: the central axis and clear view to the Ashley River, planned by John Drayton over 265 years ago; the striking, defined allée of azaleas conceived by his 20th-century descendants; Richmond Bowens’ camellia; the reflecting pond; the site of the former garden house or the 18th-century live oaks which continue to provide the structure to the Drayton estate.
- Museum Shop: From high-end art reproductions to pieces inspired by the Drayton Family’s extensive porcelain collection to local food favorites, The Shop at Drayton Hall has something special for each and every one of our visitors.
- Lenhardt Garden: The garden's plantings are historically inspired, with horticultural specimens related to John Drayton's botanical lists. The courtyard has a selection of benches to best enjoy the seasonal flora and fauna.
- Caretaker's House: The exhibit in the caretaker’s house highlights the post-Civil War period and the 20th century at Drayton Hall. Learn about the African American community that formed because of the phosphate mining industry and kept the property alive for 100 years after the Civil War. Constructed in 1870, the caretaker’s house was built for a caretaker to watch over the main house and grounds while phosphate was mined on the property. The house has been rehabilitated to serve as a conditioned exhibit space, creating opportunities to see layers of its construction and decorative materials.
Come and walk with us when the sun goes down. The Charleston Ghost and...
- The ghost of Sue Howard, a grieving mother who prays at the grave of her dead child from the spirit world. We’ve got the picture to prove it!
- Tales of being buried alive! Doctors in old Charles Towne didn’t take chances with contagious diseases. Fall unconscious in a hospital, wake up in a grave!
- Learn why the terms saved by the bell and graveyard shift were coined. You’ll be glad you weren’t around when they were!
Must be 12 years of age or older This is a story of a...
Must be 12 years of age or olderThis is a story of a Murder Mystery, clues, photos, and a narrative of a death. Can you figure out "whodunit?" Join us on a 90 minute Mystery with a little History of Charleston. This is a great option for a night time tour that is not a ghost tour but still fun entertainment. • Interactive Game Tour. You will not be asked to perform. • Follow the clues and solve a crime • Alleyways and Side Streets Calling all gumshoes for this Murder Tour! A murder in cold blood has occurred on the streets of Charleston, and we need your help to solve it. We have been hired by a very affluent family to solve a murder. We will pick up the trail of a killer and need your help to piece together the clues and bring justice! This is an interactive tour, but you are not asked to perform. The tour consists of retracing the steps of a crime in the city of Charleston. You will be told the facts of the case and stories of the suspects. Clues and alibis will be given, and you will relive the scene of the crime. A prize will be awarded to the gumshoe who figures out who the true murderer is! Ages 12 and up only
Present your Tour Pass to Receive 2 Free Pints ($14 Value)! To redeem, simply...
Present your Tour Pass to Receive 2 Free Pints ($14 Value)! To redeem, simply tell the Bartender that you have Tour Pass and give them your Tour Pass IDA local favorite craft brewery with a tasting room and rooftop bar that serves innovative creations such as:
- Poke the Bear, American Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV.
- Gullah Cream Ale, 5%.
- Lefty Loosey, West Coast Style IPA, 7%.
- Backoff Warchild, Double IPA, 8.6%.
- Lazy Lover, Belgian Blonde Ale, 6.7%
- Never Sunny, New England IPA 6.5%
- Dark Bier, Shwarzbier, 4.5%.
- Hotel Rendezvous, Bavarian Wheat, 5%.
- Covert Ops, Dunkelweiss, 5%.
- Ginger & Jasmine, Ginjo Beer w/Sake Yeast, 4.4%
- Funkmaster & the Furious Hops, Belgian IPA, 7%
- and more.
The Old Slave Mart Museum, located at 6 Chalmers St., recounts the story of...
Half-day bike rental per adult or child. Value of $15 per person. Simply present...
Half-day bike rental per adult or child. Value of $15 per person. Simply present your pass at the counter.
Half-day = Bike must be picked up and dropped off during business hours of the same day (see hours below). If you'd like more time on the bike you must pay the difference out-of-pocket.
Exploring Charleston by bike is a fun and entertaining way to slowly take in the historic streets and locales. Stop and take your time, visit a park, grab a bite to eat or simply get some exercise. Doing so will also allow you to get from tour to tour quicker.
Rental bikes are offered by Afforabike, a premier full-service bike sales, service and rental operation. Bikes must be picked-up and dropped off at their location (address below).
- Helmet and bike lock will be provided.
- Non-return or damages to your rental bike will be charged by Afforabike to the credit card you provide to them at check-in.
- Follow and obey all traffic laws.
- Riding bikes can be dangerous. By participating in this activity you agree that Tour Pass is not liable for any and all injuries or death while riding.
Self-guided tours. Last tour begins at 4 p.m. Groups of 12 or more persons...
Self-guided tours. Last tour begins at 4 p.m. Groups of 12 or more persons cannot be accommodated without advance notice.
History of the House
Built in 1820 by merchant John Robinson, the Aiken-Rhett House is nationally significant as one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation. Vastly expanded by Governor and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s and again in the 1850s, the house and its outbuildings include a kitchen, the original slave quarters, carriage block and back lot. The house and its surviving furnishings offer a compelling portrait of urban life in antebellum Charleston, as well as a Southern politician, slaveholder and industrialist. The house spent 142 years in the Aiken family's hands before being sold to the Charleston Museum and opened as a museum house in 1975.When the Foundation assumed ownership in 1995, we adopted a preserved-as-found preservation approach, meaning the structure and contents are left in an “as-found” state, including furniture, architecture and finishes that have not been altered since the mid 19th century. The only restored room in the house, the art gallery, showcases paintings and sculpture the Aiken family acquired on their European Grand Tour. While many dependency buildings in Charleston have been demolished or adapted, the Aiken-Rhett slave quarters – with their original paint, floors and fixtures – survive virtually untouched since the 1850s, allowing visitors the unique chance 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.
Come aboard The USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American Heroes who...
- Maritime Superstitions
- Unusual Ship Christening
- Captain Jocko Clark
- Tragedy in the Forecastle
- Smokey Stover
- Mysterious Sailor Disappearance
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed. If your group has 8...
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed. If your group has 8 or more people please call ahead.
What you receive: 1 hour at the Cat Cafe along with 1 free beverage per person (coffee, beer or wine)Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar is a place where you can come to enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea, sip on wine or craft beer, snack on delicious pastries, and cuddle with adorable (and adoptable!) cats. We've teamed up with our local shelter, Charleston Animal Society, to provide our cats, so if at the end of your visit you've fallen in love with your new feline friend, you can take them home with you! Visits to the cafe are $15 per person and include 1 hour in the cat lounge as well as 1 beverage of your choice to enjoy while you hang out with the kitties. Beverages included with the reservation fee: 1 glass of house wine, 1 craft beer, or bottomless non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, lemonade, and soda. Fresh, local pastries are also available for purchase at the cafe if you would like a snack. Additional time can be purchased at the cafe if the cat lounge is not fully booked for the next hour. AGE RESTRICTIONS: The minimum age for visiting Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar is 12 years old.A parent or guardian will need to sign a minor waiver for anyone visiting the cafe between the ages of 12 and 17. CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS: You can alter your reservation date/time by clicking on "Modify Reservation" link in your confirmation email up to 24 hours prior to your visit. You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Parties larger than 8 people are required to reserve the space as a private event. Not only can large groups be loud and distressing for our cats, they can also be disturbing for other guests who are visiting the cafe during the same hour.
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston and has developed...
- Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district
- See houses, gardens, mansions, churches & parks
- Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora & the people that make up the "Holy City"
- Learn everything that Charleston has to offer on a Palmetto Carriage tour
The birthplace of the Carolinas! Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a...
The birthplace of the Carolinas!Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off of the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. Charles Towne Landing introduces visitors to the earliest colonial history of Charleston. Interact with hands-on exhibits in the Visitor Center, talk to knowledgeable staff members, and take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail. Highlights:
- Guests can step aboard and tour the Adventure, Charleston's only 17th-century replica sailing ship.
- Natural habitat zoo: See otters, bears, big cats, bison and more at the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo.
- 80 acres of gardens, with an elegant live oak alley and the Legare-Waring House. One of Charleston’s favorite sites for weddings and other special gatherings, the Legare-Waring House combines historic charm with unique and flexible space—come see it for yourself!
- Bicycles welcome or you can rent them on-site.
- Pets welcome if leashed.
Walk the streets of Charleston weathered by time and tragedy. Follow in the footsteps...
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