South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. To the north is the Grand Strand, a roughly 60-mile stretch of beachfront known for golf courses and the vacation town Myrtle Beach.
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South Carolina: French Quarter In Charleston
The busy French Quarter, in Charleston’s original walled city, is home to the 19th-century Charleston City Market, selling clothing, crafts, and artwork, with the Confederate Museum in the old Market Hall. African-American history is recounted at the Old Slave Mart Museum on the site of slave auctions. Families and visitors head to Waterfront Park on the Cooper River, while boutiques and galleries dot King Street.
Travel Guides: Charleston In South Carolina (4K)
Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.
Top Walking Tour Videos: Inside Charleston, South Carolina’s City Center
Explore historic buildings and hidden passageways in this exclusive walking tour of the streets and alleys of Charleston, South Carolina. This city is home to the most buildings in the National Historic Register, and it holds the title as the largest historic district in the country! Come along as tour guide Jim Gresham uncovers 350 years of beauty and rare history stored deep within this city’s roots.
Video timeline: 0:00 Introduction 0:35 Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon 1:00 Philadelphia Alley 1:50 McCrady’s Tavern 2:26 Chalmers Street 2:53 The Pink House 3:40 Elliott Street 4:21 Bedons Alley 4:55 Stolls Alley 5:30 Carriage stones 5:53 Longitude Lane 7:25 Conclusion