Charleston County Sea Islands attractions

Top Choice Plantation in Charleston County Sea Islands

McLeod Plantation

Opened to the public in 2015, this James Island plantation offers an honest and frankly devastating account of the lives of the enslaved and later (theoretically) emancipated African Americans who lived and worked h…
Top Choice Fort in Charleston County Sea Islands

Fort Moultrie

This layered fort encapsulates the history of US coastal defense spanning nearly 200 years and four wars. Aspects of the fort have been restored to help visitors understand the evolution of architecture, weaponry an…
Top Choice Historic Site in Charleston County Sea Islands

Angel Oak Tree

Some folks reckon this Southern live oak tree is 1500 years old (others says it's 400 to 500 years old). Whatever the case, it's one of the oldest living organisms east of the Mississippi, standing 66.5ft tall and m…
Plantation in Charleston County Sea Islands

Charleston Tea Plantation

There's only one large-scale, working tea plantation in the US, folks, and this is it. A trolley tour takes visitors around the property, offering plenty of information on the history and process of growing tea plan…
Beach in Charleston County Sea Islands

Kiawah Beachwater Park

This idyllic stretch of sun-toasted sand at the southern end of Kiawah Island has been called one of the top 10 beaches in the USA and is the only publicly accessible beach on Kiawah. Take a bike – the compact sand …
Wildlife Reserve in Charleston County Sea Islands

Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area

An avenue of regal live oaks flanks the entrance to this 4687-acre wildlife preserve, where a mix of pine forests, agricultural fields, coastal islands and 2 miles of undeveloped beach await for in-the-know visitors…
Zoo in Charleston County Sea Islands

Edisto Island Serpentarium

Around 50 years of reptile obsession by owners Ted and Heyward Clamp culminate in this serpentarium, which differs from most in that you can see snakes living in their natural habitats, separated from visitors by lo…
Park in Charleston County Sea Islands

Folly Beach County Park

At the far west end of Folly Beach, this scenic county park features a serene swimming beach and a pelican rookery. Public changing areas and beach-chair rentals are available. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally.