The Holy City has much more to offer than coastal vistas, freshly caught seafood, and its world-famous Southern hospitality. Charleston, the largest and oldest city in the state of South Carolina, has rich cultural traditions that blend elements of Southern U.S., Gullah, European and West African heritages. It also boasts some of the most beautiful and best-preserved historical landmarks in the East Coast.
Located in 17 Chalmers Street, The Pink House was built in the mid 1690s from “Bermuda stone”, a coral stone with a natural pink hue that was brought in ships from the West Indies. Once a tavern for visiting sailors, The Pink House is now a gallery featuring pottery and paintings by various artists.
San Francisco has The Painted Ladies and Charleston has Rainbow Row — the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. Located north of Tradd St. and South of Elliott St., these pastel-colored beauties are a popular attraction and one of the most photographed spots in Charleston.
Established in 1905, the Gibbes Museum of Art houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art that inspire our imagination, heal our hurt and nourish our souls. Their collection includes classic works by Henrietta Johnston, Mary Roberts, Charles Fraser and William Melton Halsey.
A Greek Revival-style colossus, The City Market has been a Charleston staple since the 1790s. Today, it’s a fantastic spot to people watch, sample local cuisine, shop for authentic handmade crafts, and participate in workshops and activities suitable for the whole family. Make sure to check it out!
This is just a sneak peek of all the amazing museums, historical sites and attractions that Charleston has to offer. If you’re interested in creating a travel itinerary that will impress your friends back home, don’t hesitate to ask our concierge for additional suggestions, they would be delighted to help you!