South Carolina is more than just soft-shelled crabs and the saltiness of
freshly-caught clams. The Holy City is the historic center of Southern culture,
and a wealth of information sits in its museums, old architectural buildings,
and lifetime locals. For those longing for a getaway ripe with information,
beauty, and charm, visiting historic Charleston
is a dream come true. Use this list to serve as a trip guide, reference point,
or preparatory reading before planning your southern getaway.
Trade of Indigo
1680, Charleston (then called Charles Towne) was the commercial trade center of
indigo, the dye derived from the color from the plant by the same name. Indigo
became successful in part because it fit within the existing agricultural
economy. Today, The color indigo is sewn into the traditional wears of
Charleston, and can be seen in clothing, trinkets, and even buildings
throughout the city.
island fortification located in Charleston Harbor, it’s famous for being the
site of the first shots during the Civil War from 1861-65. The island was named
after the Revolutionary War General and South Carolina native, Thomas Sumter.
Today, it can be visited by boat through the National Park registry.
Founded in 1773, and opened to the public in 1824, The Charleston Museum, located in Charleston, South Carolina, is the United State’s oldest museum, and home to a wealth of southern history and culture. Visitors are welcome to visit and take in all of the lowcountry’s rich history.
pastel colors to romantic architecture, it’s hard to believe that for more than
200 years these antebellum homes have maintained their beauty and
19th century walled market is well known for the selling of crafts, clothing,
and artwork. Experience what shopping in the old south must have looked like,
while being surrounded by historic homes, bustling shoppers, and the clear
With this peek inside the historic depth of Charleston, South Carolina, your itinerary is sure to turn heads. Plan to stay at The Restoration Hotel, and our concierge will be glad to help you find local favorite spots you’ll love!