Riley Waterfront Park located along Cooper River is the most visited park of Charleston. The 8 acre park is favorite among locals and visitors. The Waterfront Park offers spectacular views of the Charleston harbor. Pineapple Fountain shaped like a pineapple is the main attraction of the park. Park activities include walking, biking, and picnicking.
Middleton Place is a national historic landmark and plantation. Located on the southwest bank of the Ashley River, Middleton Place was established during colonial period. The 100 acres Middleton Place include 65 acres of ardens, a House Museum, Plantation Stableyards, Restaurant, Inn and Organic Farm. General Admission currently includes access to landscaped Gardens, a look at 18th and 19th century plantation life with exhibits, displays, artisans and historic animal breeds in the Plantation Stableyards.
Fort Sumter is known as the site where the first battle of the American Civil War was waged between Union and Confederate forces. Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park protects Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and Liberty Square. Fort Sumter is a historic site and recreational activities are limited to scenic viewing and birding. The Fort Moultrie Visitor Center has museum and offers self guiding brochure. Picnicking and casual recreational activities are permitted at Liberty Square.
Located on the Ashley River, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house and gardens. Founded in 1676, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the oldest plantations in South. The plantation house tour last about 45 minutes and offers viewpoint of historic Plantation Life. The gardens include sections more than 325 years old with varieties of flowers such as camellias, daffodils, and azaleas. Other attractions include Nature Tram, Nature Boat, Slavery to Freedom, and Audubon Swamp.
Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 937-0920
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 577-3474
Address: 1235 Long Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 884-4371
The Charleston Museum founded in 1773 is one of the oldest museums in the United States. The museum preserve natural and cultural history of the South Carolina. Permanent exhibit of the museum include Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution, Bunting Natural History Gallery, Lowcountry History Hall, The Armory, City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War, Early Days, Kidstory, Historic Textiles, and Charleston Silver.
Address: 2 Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC 29401
Address: 83-107 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (803) 528-8317