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About Charleston

The historic seaport city of Charleston is famous for its architecture and its gardens. Grand apartments in centuries-old homes line the charming streets that wander through quiet neighborhoods dating from the 1670s.

cooper river bridge

carriage ride downtown charleston

The Charleston Museum, Charleston Library, and Gibbes Museum of Art satisfy a variety of cultural interests. Charleston is also the site of the annual, internationally celebrated Spoleto Arts Festival - when the many Charleston venues join forces to offer over 120 world class dance, theater and opera performances in 17 days and nights. At the same time the more accessible Piccolo Spoleto adds another 700 cultural experiences to the festival, transforming Charleston into vibrant cultural mecca.

Year round attractions include the Charleston Symphony , the Charleston Opera Company, and the Choral Society, as well as by many church groups. The Footlight Players are well-known for their productions. Charleston also boasts a vibrant nightlife with numerous restaurants and clubs.

photo of boats on harbor

The presence of nearby colleges, beaches and rivers and a pleasant subtropical climate add to Charleston's many charms. Outdoor activities include a variety of water sports such as skiing, surfing and wind surfing, as well as camping opportunities on the barrier islands in the adjacent wildlife sanctuaries. The Appalachian Mountains are a three hour drive from campus and provide for hiking, camping, and snow skiing.

Charleston Links


Visitors as well as those planning to be in historic Charleston for an extended period of time can get connected with the sites, sounds, and activities in the Charleston area through on the links below.

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

Charleston Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Charleston County School District
City of Charleston

South Carolina Access Network
South Carolina Government Web Site

Events & Attractions

Boating and Fishing
Boone Hall Plantation
Charleston Battery Soccer
Charleston County Parks

Charleston Museum
Charleston Riverdogs Baseball
Charleston Stage Company

Charleston Weather

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