Here’s a pretty nice spot to take a break while walking around Charleston. Located on the path between the main part of Waterfront Park and the Pilot’s Pier, this bench gives you a great view of Charleston Harbor, including Shute’s Folly (home of Castle Pinckney) and Fort Sumter.
The closest plantation to Charleston was McLeod Plantation. Dating back to 1741, the plantation not only grew cash crops (most notably cotton), it was used as military headquarters in the Revolutionary War and by both the North and the South during the Civil War. After the Civil War it was used as the Freedmen’s Bureau for the area. It was home to the McLeods until 1990, when it was turned over to the Historic Charleston Foundation. In 2011 it was sold to the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and will soon be open to the public as a county park.
These fantastic cast ironwork railings lead up to the front of Market Hall at the end of the City Market in Charleston. This building is one of the great examples of Greek Revival architecture in the city.
At the top of the stairs is the United Daughters of the Confederacy Museum, where you can find all sorts of relics of the Confederate States of America.
This is a pretty common view in Charleston. Pretty being the operative word!
Have you taken one of the carriage rides?
Charleston has officially been named an “All American City.” It’s not hard to see why.
This house on Atlantic Street is actually one of two identical houses built by Captain Benjamin Smith in the 1830’s. Do you know the story behind them?