About the City of Charleston
| Charleston is a beautiful, historic waterfront city that provides a variety of opportunities for cultural and recreational activities. The city's historical character is reflected by the stately homes looking out on the Charleston harbor at nearby Fort Sumter. Charleston is also home to The Hunley, a recently recovered hand-cranked submarine that sunk into the Charleston bay after firing on the U.S. Navy vessel Housatonic in 1864, during the Civil War. The local symphony and several theater groups provide cultural entertainment throughout the year; in addition, Charleston hosts the annual Spoleto festival in May, drawing acclaimed musicians, actors, and dancers from around the globe. |
|Sports fans will be interested to know that Charleston's Daniel Island Family Circle Tennis Center is home to the annual Family Circle Tennis Cup, an event that alway features many of the sport's finest players.|
Several city and county parks offer numerous year-round recreational activities, including camping, canoeing/kayaking, biking, and running. Free recreational facilities are available at the nearby College of Charleston and Citadel campuses, and membership at MUSC's state-of-the-art Wellness Center is available to interns at the substantially reduced fee of $41 per month. Additionally, the coastal location of the city is ideal for anyone who enjoys fishing and other water activities, such as surfing, sailing, and ocean kayaking. The nearby barrier islands have beautiful beaches, and Charleston's mild climate makes them suitable for enjoyment virtually year-round.
Events and Attractions
MUSC's Off-Campus Housing Office