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Charleston is a historic port city dating back to the 1670s. A beautiful park called the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site consecrates the spot where the first English settlers arrived more than 400 years ago. The Fort Sumter National Monument sits in its harbor, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired in 1861. Several historic estates are scattered around the city as well, including the Boone Hall Plantation and Magnolia Plantation. And many museums are situated within Charleston—like the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and the Old Slave Mart Museum—that chronicle the extensive past of both the city and South Carolina.

Nearest Airport

Charleston International Airport

Hotel Address

202 King Street, Charleston

South Carolina, United States 29401

Historic Hotels of America Recommended Points of Interest

  • Angel Oak Tree

    Angel Oak Tree

    Discover Angel Oak Tree, which has lived for more than four centuries.

  • Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

    Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

    Explore the beauty of Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens.

  • Charles Towne Landing

    Charles Towne Landing

    Experience the place where the first English settlers arrived in Charleston in the late 17th century

  • Citadel Archives & Museum

    Citadel Archives & Museum

    Experience the history of the Citadel.

  • Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

    Explore the most historic African Methodist Episcopal church in the entire southern United States.

  • Fort Moultrie

    Fort Moultrie

    Experience the historic defenses of Fort Moultrie.

  • Fort Sumter National Monument

    Fort Sumter National Monument

    Experience the beginning of the Civil War at Fort Sumter National Monument.

  • Joseph Manigault House

    Joseph Manigault House

    Discover the Neoclassical architecture of the Joseph Manigault House, which is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

  • Magnolia Plantation And Gardens

    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Discover the beauty of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site

    McLeod Plantation Historic Site

    Experience the history of Charleston at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

  • Middleton Place

    Middleton Place

    Explore Middleton Place, a former plantation that is known for it's centuries old gardens and landscape.

  • Rainbow Row

    Rainbow Row

    Explore the colorful historic homes that constitute Charleston's famous Rainbow Row.

  • St. Philip's Church

    St. Philip's Church

    Discover St. Phillip's Church, which is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

  • The Charleston Museum

    The Charleston Museum

    Discover the history of South Carolina at America's very first museum.

  • Image Of A Brick Path That Leads To A Light Tan Building With A Terracotta Tile Roof And A Wide Open Doorway With Brown Doors.

    The Powder Magazine Museum

    Experience Charleston’s Powder Magazine, which is the most historic public structure still standing in the Carolinas.

  • USS Yorktown CV-10

    USS Yorktown CV-10

    Explore the history of the famous USS Yorktown.