Historic Charleston SC

Another beautiful sunny day.

We found the Charleston Visitor Center this morning. There are several tour options available there. We booked a guided tour of the Historic Charleston area with the Gray Line Tour Company. We didn’t even consider driving around ourselves. The streets are narrow and traffic is nuts. I was amazed at how well our driver maneuvered the van through the traffic at times and glad it was him and not me driving. He also explained a lot about the history of the area and the different architecture styles of the homes.


Sea Wall on Charleston Harbor


Charleston, South Carolina


Charleston, South Carolina

After the tour we took the free trolley bus to the Waterfront Park for a look around.


Fountain at Waterfront Park


Waterfront Park


Waterfront Park

On our walk back to the Visitor Center we stopped by The City Market, a very historic place here. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in 1788 gave the land to City of Charleston for use as a public market and stipulated that the land must remain in use as a market for perpetuity. Buildings were built in 1804 through the 1930’s and the big front building in 1841. The market spans four city blocks.


The City Market at Charleston, SC

After shopping the market and then a late lunch at the nearby Charleston Crab House we walked back to the Visitor Center to get our car and went home.


Walking Back to the Car

  • Van Tour:  $36
  • Parking:    $10
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