Founded in 1773, this claims to be the country's oldest museum. It's helpful and informative if you're looking for historic background...
Joseph Manigault House
The three-story Federal-style house was once the showpiece of a French Huguenot rice planter. Don't miss the tiny neoclassical temple in...
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Has eight interactive exhibit areas, including a 30ft replica shrimp boat where kids can play captain.
On rapidly gentrifying Upper King St, this slick tapas bar draws an attractive crowd.
On Saturday, stop by Charleston's terrific farmers market.
48 Elizabeth St · interesting places nearby
Aiken-Rhett House information
The only surviving urban plantation, this house gives a fascinating glimpse into antebellum life. The role of slaves is also presented, and you can wander into their dorm-style quarters behind the main house. The Historic Charleston Foundation manages the house with a goal of preserving and conserving, but not restoring, the property, meaning there have been few alterations.