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Top recommendations from locals

History Museum
“Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN, and South Carolina’s most unique attraction. With fresh exhibits, educational programming and other one-of-a-kind events, Patriots Point is the only Charleston-area historic attraction that offers exciting new experiences all year long. ”
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Museo d'arte
“Enjoy a cup of coffee from The Daily coffee shop and walk through the museum”
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History Museum
“If you have an interest in unique Charleston history, you'll have to visit the Charleston Museum. This city has so many stories it's difficult to choose just one...but I'm feeling the call of the ocean... James Island/Folly Beach is the area where native New Yorkers George and Ira Gershwin worked on the music and lyrics for the play “Porgy and Bess”. Remember the song “Summertime”? Eighty-five years ago, George Gershwin, the ultimate urbanite, “went native”—shirtless, shaveless, and shoeless—on Folly, immersing himself in the lore and rhythms of the place to create the score for Porgy and Bess, an American operatic masterpiece. In 1926, Gershwin had stumbled on Dubose Heyward’s story, Porgy, of a goat cart beggar who finds love and loss. After considering an opera based on the medieval Jewish legend of the malicious spirit dybbuk or a “melting pot” story based in New York City, he knew instantly Porgy was it. In June 1934, Gershwin arrived for a six-week stay. Folly then was a remote, one telephone, shack-lined shore where electricity and ice were considered luxuries. On a rented piano, Gershwin plucked notes as if divining them from the atmosphere, following up the tune he had created for Heyward’s lyric, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” The end result has been heard by millions. The Gershwin-Heyward opera reprises that momentous season at Folly and will be revived this September, 2019 with a production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. You can search the Charleston Museum, Porgy and Bess to read about the real "Porgy".”
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Museum
“Fun place to take the kids. Educational exhibits will capture their attention. They won't want to leave. ”
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Sito storico
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“Magnolia Plantation is a beautiful place to visit! It is perfect for families, and great yearround! ”
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Museum
“n 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. This spectacular approach to his home symbolizes southern heritage and will take root in your memory for many years to come. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is “a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C.””
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Sito storico
“Middleton Place is our favorite Plantation. It is just gorgeous, a 15 minute drive from us, and their restaraunt is also fabulous! ”
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Museum
“If you are into history… The Yorktown Battleship is located in Mount Pleasant (very close to the rental home). It is full of history & older fighter planes, submarine etc.”
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Sito storico
“See where the first shots of the Civil war were fired.....and get a harbor tour as a bonus!”
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Museum
“Drayton Hall, circa 1738, is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public and the nation's earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. ”
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Monumento/meta turistica
“Revolutionary War fort and other side of the harbor from Ft Sumter. Worth a visit then head to one of the great beach bars on Sullivan’s Island ”
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Pub
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“One of the few late night spots offering a quiet place to sip wine, with delicious cheese, meats, and some beer. Open till 2am. Worth every penny. Note: It's usually chilly in here.”
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Museum
“H. L. Hunley, often referred to as Hunley, was a submarine of the Confederate States of America that played a small part in the American Civil War. It is a favorite for us because your host was apart of a team devoted to the recovery of the wreckage from the ocean floor. Tours are available on weekends. ”
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Museum
“This tour provides great history and located in a fantastic area of downtown Charleston. It is good for everyone (adults to kids). Inexpensive and it won’t take up too much of your day/time.”
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Museum
“The Calhoun family mansion can be toured. See the new owners eclectic taste in art and artifacts from the years. The original architecture stands, as well as antique Tiffany chandeliers. ”
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Galleria d'arte
“This is our favorite art gallery downtown! Robert Lange is an incredibly talented artist and always has top notch exhibits. ”
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