Being one of the most historic cities in the south, no trip to Charleston is complete without a couple of history lessons. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Charleston.
1. Tour of Charleston
You can take horse drawn carriage tours of Charleston all day long but Absolutely Charleston offers one of the best ways to see the city with a combined walking and luxury auto riding tour. You will see numerous historic sites such as the exquisite Nathaniel Russell House and iconic St. Michael’s Church alongside a City of Charleston licensed guide.
2. McLeod Plantation
Encompassing more than 36 acres, McLeod Plantation boasts a riverside outdoor pavilion and avenue of oak trees, including the McLeod Oak, which is believed to be more than 600 years old. The plantation is open for tours and pays tribute to the enslaved Africans who had lived on the grounds from the 1800’s. Among the many opportunities to learn about the relationships between those who lived and worked on the plantation, guests may also tour homes built for enslaved families, and view a display of antiques owned by former slave owners.
3. Middleton Place Plantation
Located on the outskirts of Charleston, Middleton Place was once an old rice plantation. Today it is home to a museum and the oldest landscaped gardens in America. The plantation is complete with an inn and a top notch restaurant so you never have to leave the property.
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