The West Point Rice Mill (aka the Historic Rice Mill), c. 1861, sits on the banks of the Ashley River (right next to the Marina Variety Store Restaurant, the best breakfast place in Charleston). The rice (known as Carolina Gold) once made Charleston the richest city in North America.
The Huguenot Church on Church Street traces its congregation back to the 1680’s. The current structure, designed by the famed architect E.B. White, dates back to 1845 — replacing a much simpler plain brick building. The graveyard (which is not a cemetery — a cemetery is away from the church on separate grounds, as opposed to being on the same plot of land) is full of interesting markers and headstones.
Built in 1865 on Legare Street, this house is a great example of a Charleston single house. The main entrance is in the middle of the porch. The blue door facing the street is a “hospitality door” — which when left open indicated that the resident was receiving guests. If it was closed, you should get the message.
The graveyard at the Circular Congregational Church is beautiful and historic. Seen here from Church Street, it’s believed to be the oldest English burial ground in Charleston — with graves dating back to 1695.