All the hype about Charleston is true, it’s one of the most history-rich cities in America that will captivate audiences of all ages. Founded in 1670 as Charles Town by British colonists from Barbados, Charleston was planned right from it’s inception with a town square and streets. Though the Civil War, hurricanes and earthquakes have taken it’s toll on the city, the people of Charleston have always paid respect to their heritage while restoring and rebuilding. Southern hospitality abounds here and it is easy to fall under the spell that speaks of culture, civility and charm.
Historic downtown Charleston encompasses many streets where delightful architecture ranges in rich Southern styles from the late 1600’s to present day. Even if you are there for only a day or two, you’ll see history peeping out of every corner of this southern gem. If you are a history buff, we’ve highlighted a few of the local’s favorite mainstays to help you navigate your way around here.