The Calhoun Mansion at night is quite a sight to see!
A beautiful gate, walkway and entrance on Tradd Street — one of the few streets that full transverses the peninsula.
This line of bricks represents where the wall (more specifically, a “redan”) of the original walled city of Charleston once was. It was identified during an archaeological dig by the “Walled City Task Force.” You can find it along the top of the cobblestones of South Adger’s Wharf and through the adjacent parking lot. Pretty cool.
The the oleander along the High Battery is looking beautiful this year. As pretty as it is, it is also poisonous. Legend has it that during the Civil War it was used to brew poisonous tea which was then served to Union soldiers — and drinking it could be fatal.
Built in 1761-1771, the Old Exchange Building on East Bay Street is one of the most important colonial era buildings in Charleston, and the United States. Many important things have happened in its halls over time, but one of the most significant is that it is where the first local reading of the Declaration of Independence took place.