Reservations are NOT required. Hours are limited. Simply present your mobile pass for admission. Must be 21 years of age or older.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
- Thursdays and Fridays: 3 pm to 7 pm. Last tour at 6 pm.
- Saturdays: 12 pm to 5 pm. Last tour at 4 pm.
Tours start with a history lesson on Prohibition and the world of distillation while you enjoy a tasting of our spirits as we explain the process.
TYPES OF LIQUOR:
- Spiced Rum & Standard Rum
Only a 10 minute drive from downtown Charleston. Located behind Duvall Catering building...go through the gate behind their building.
Included with Tour Pass:
Receive $5 voucher per adult and a $3 voucher per child. Not valid with any other discount, cannot be combined. Open 11 am - 9 pm Mon - Sat. 11 am - 5 pm Sundays.
4 Charleston Locations to serve you:
- 347 King Street, Downtown Charleston
- 730 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant
- 616-A Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant
- 13 Magnolia Road, West Ashley
Verde is Charleston's first quick service, salad & wrap focused restaurant. Their bounty of fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared proteins and specialty dressings take salad and wraps to the next level. Verde is the go-to destination for the health-conscious and taste-conscious alike.
Sit down, relax and let the bicycle do all the work. Prodecotech makes reliable, powerful electric bicycles right here in the USA. You can choose between pedal power and electric throttle power. They have small bikes for children and child carrier accessories for the little ones to hitch a ride with Mom or Dad. The electric tandem bike is a fun bicycle built for two that allows younger children to actively participate in the adventure and the fun.
Do I have to pedal? No. The motor and battery are powerful enough to use just the throttle, even from a dead stop.
Do I have to use the throttle? No. The bikes are regular peddle bikes and do not rely on the motor. However, you might appreciate the motor to help get started and for that little turbo boost to get across the busy intersections. Completely rider's choice. And...they're too fun not to use the electric motor.
Adventures in Motion Tours also offers guided Segway and e-bike tours that are not included on the pass. For more information visit their website.
Reservations ARE required. Click the "See Available Times" button. Tour Departs from address listed below. No shows will not be refunded.
Fort Sumter Tours is the only authorized concessioner for the National Park Service and actually docks at Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter Tours offers year round trips to Fort Sumter that departs daily from Liberty Square in Charleston (340 Concord Street). On the ferry ride to and from the fort, visitors will enjoy spectacular views of Charleston’s famous Battery with its antebellum mansions, the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, Castle Pinckney, the USS Yorktown, dolphins and more.
- 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
Mar 15 – Aug 20:
- 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm
- Plus Labor Day weekend (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Aug 21 – Nov 30:
- 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm
Dec 1 – Dec 24:
- 11:00am & b2:30pm
Dec 26 – Dec 31:
- 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm
Tour times and hours vary throughout the year. Please visit their website to see hours when you will be visiting. No tours offered on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
This is a Featured Attraction, however advance reservations are NOT required. Ensure that you have a Featured Attraction available before arriving. Simply present your Mobile Pass at the gate for entry. Transportation to Drayton Hall is not included.
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.
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.
Reservations are NOT required. Simply present your Mobile Pass at the ticket counter where they will check you in. Groups of 12 or more persons cannot be accommodated without advance arrangements.
Self-guided tours. Last tour begins at 4 p.m.
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.
No reservation required. Free Flight per Adult. Must be 21 years of age or older. Simply present your Tour Pass app to the Bar Tender to redeem.
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