Tomorrow, we will be heading for Charleston, one of the most historic cities in the state and the country. Stay with us for content on some of Charleston’s historic sites.
Charleston was the first capital of South Carolina and, of course, it was where the first shots were fired in the Civil War (or War Between the States). With historic homes, museums, and neighborhoods, Charleston has something for everyone.
One of the more interesting places to start is the “Four Corners of Law” at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. With St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (1752-61), the Old City Hall(1801), the County Court House(1752) and the US District Court House(1886), the nickname should be self-explanatory..
Of course, on the water is the Battery and Rainbow Row, a collection of houses facing the waterfront, some in various pastel shades. The Battery, right on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, was a defensive position manned in case Fort Sumter fell.
Don’t forget the Old City Market, that quintessential Charleston attraction located between Meeting and East Bay Streets that features all kinds of merchandise including the famous sweet grass baskets.
Only a couple of hours from Columbia, Charleston is well worth the trip. We’ll tell you more when we return. Stay with us!
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