Boone Hall reflects Southern heritage spanning 300 years on one magnificent “still working” plantation. House tours, gardens, slave cabins, plantation coach tours, live performances in season, cafe, plus one of the world’s longest oak-lined avenues. Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. The McRae family is proud to present that history, covering over 330 years, on a daily basis.

For many visitors, this stretch along the city's southern tip is the most iconic part of Charleston. This row of Southern-style mansions overlooking Charleston Harbor was formerly the heart and soul of Charleston's maritime activity. Today, the area attracts camera-toting tourists from all over the country. And although no shots were ever fired from here during the Civil War, you can still find old cannons and piles of shot.

As you explore this picturesque neighborhood, make sure to also spend plenty of time in the nearby White Point Gardens. You're guaranteed a spectacular view over the harbor.

In authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne.  Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more!  Along the way, learn about the city’s most historical buildings and events.
A Self-Guided Walking Tour in the Historic District of Charleston
Most visitors to the Charleston Historic District explore the famous streets, either casually or by taking a guided tour. Along the way, several historic churches stand out including St. Philips Episcopal Church, the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street and the neighboring Unitarian Church and St. John's Lutheran Church, both located along Archdale Street.

Something most visitors and many residents do not know, however, is that there is a lovely walkway that connects these historic churches. Situated in the historic heart of Charleston and yet quite off the beaten path, Gateway Walk provides a respite from the busy main streets as it meanders through time-weathered graveyards and secluded gardens, much of the way in the quiet shade of moss draped live oaks.

The first civic project of the Garden Club of Charleston, Gateway Walk opened on April 10, 1930 in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Charleston. The inspiration of former Garden Club president Mrs. Clelia Peronneau McGowan, following a visit to Paris where she enjoyed the quiet gardens of the city, Gateway Walk is one of Charleston's best hidden treasures.
Experience the finest that Charleston has to offer on the Gone with the Wind Charleston City & Mansion will see it all! The French Quarter, the Rainbow Row of incredible homes in pastel colors, the Market, Old Citadel. Stop at the famed Battery overlooking Fort Sumter (where the first shot of the Civil War was fired). Complete your visit with a step back in time to the Joseph Manigault House - a grand southern mansion with fine antiques and beautiful architecture. The house has been featured on America's Castles and is a National Historic Landmark.
Constructed at the turn of the 19th century by Nathaniel Russell -- a wealthy Southern merchant -- this historic home is best known for its impressive "flying" spiral staircase, which Moon Travel Guides describes as "a work of such sublime carpentry and engineering that it needs no external support, twisting upwards of its own volition." Other interesting aspects include period furnishings and a majestic gold harp that dominates the music room.
The Nathaniel Russell House sits in the heart of downtown Charleston, rubbing elbows with The Battery. It is open every Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, but you can also purchase joint tickets which allow entry to both this house and the Aiken-Rhett House for just $6 more.
Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.

You’ll get an exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other walking tours are looking in through the wrought iron fence, you’ll be on the inside. Explore the graveyard’s dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves, if you dare. Learn about the history of Charleston’s graveyards and hear the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. You’ve heard the spooky Charleston ghost stories. Now experience them on this up close and personal tour that takes you where others won’t dare go. Graveyards – full of history, intrigue and tales of love and loss.

An truly traditional old Southern carriage ride with your guide in Confederate uniform! We will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor. Enjoy your visit on a one hour carriage tour covering more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. It's the very best way to see the city and to learn about its rich and vast history.

Clippity clop your way back to earlier times where a horse drawn carriage tour will reveal 300 + years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets.