Charleston! Voted #1 Best U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Awards
On this full day excursion we will tour one of Charleston's Plantations (your choice) on the Ashley River and the Historic Walled City of Charleston.
Charleston, founded as the "Holy City" in 1670 offers us 67 National Historic Landmarks, more than any county in America!
A place where charms dwell. Cobblestone streets weave between confection-colored Antebellum mansions, and church steeples- not skyscrapers-dot the skyline.
Take in the view. The birthplace of many early American milestones, including the first permanent theater, first musical society, first museum, and the first golf course!
Your choice of 1 of 3 plantations. Drayton Hall; the only original Plantation House, Middleton Place; a formal garden based on the Gardens of Versailles, Magnolia Plantation; romantic gardens.
We tour rain or shine. There are public buildings we are able to go in throughout the tour, so we can seek shelter if the weather is bad.
Along the tour:
The Old Exchange Building: SC's most Historic Buidling, second only to Independence Hall
St. Michael's Church: the oldest church edifice in Charleston, 1752
Dock Street Theatre: America's first theater, 1736
Four Corners of Law: referenced in Ripley's "Believe It or Not"
Rainbow Row: the longest row of intact English Townhouses
Antebellum Mansions: see the grandeur and beauty of these pre-Civil War homes
Historic Waterfront Battery: Forts Sumter & Moultrie
Revolutionary and Civil Wars: overall history and sites that defined t
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
We will take a private vehicle and also do some walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - Admission to the plantation averages $20.
Snacks, beverages, souvenirs are additional.
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Excellent Tour Guide - Joyce was wonderful and delightful & very informative