In 2013 Charleston again was voted the friendlest city in the United States. Over 4 million people a year come to visit, and to savor the culture and charms of Historic Charleston.
Discover the reason's why!
One of America's oldest & most beautiful cities.
Dating back to early colonial times.Charles Towne , as it was called back then, was the original British settlement of the Carolina's. During the Revolutionary war, the harbor was the site of the first major naval battle. The battle was fought off the shores at Ft. Sullivan. William Moultrie and other colonial separatists defeated the British Navy and General Clinton's army of 5000 British regulars. In his honor the fort was renamed Ft. Moultrie.
Mel Gibson portrayed the Swamp Fox, a native plantation owner, in the movie The Patriot. His portrayal depicted the sacrifices Charlestonian's made for Independence. You can visit plantations of real life historic figures of the American revolution. Just drop in at the Middleton plantation established in 1741. Arthur Middleton was a signer on the Declaration of Independence.
Plan your visit to Charleston by exploring the history, accommodations, travel, and dining sections.
Enjoy sailing the harbor on one of the harbor cruises.
There is allot of golf to be played here. Courses like the links at Patriot Point not only have great golf, but also have some great views of the harbor. Golf not your style, try kayaking.