Drayton HallAttractions » Historic Landmarks3380 Ashley River Rd, 29414Charleston, South Carolina is known for its Southern charm and hospitality. Thousands of tourist visit Charleston, South Carolina through out the year in search of the tranquality, beauty, and history that the city has to offer. Drayton Hall is a part of the history that Charleston, SC offers. Drayton Hall is located at 3380 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC. The admission cost for adults is $18, youth ages 12-18 $8, and children ages 6-11 $6. Drayton Hall is open every day of the year except on major holidays. The main gates open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am until 3:30pm, and the house tours are offered every half hour starting at 9:30am. The main gates open at 11:00am to 3:30pm on Sundays. There are many events that is offered such as the Connection from Africa to America,museum shop, Marsh and River walk, and the African American Cemetery tour. Also every admission includes a guided tour. So, come and enjoy what Drayton Hall has to offer you.
Middleton PlaceAttractions » Historic Landmarks4300 Ashley River Road, 29414View site The Middleton Place is located in Charlestown, South Carolina. This place is a National Historic Landmark. The place includes gardens, a plantation stable, and a house museum. The gardens hold the title for America’s Oldest Landscape Gardens. The Garden Club of America calls the gardens the most interesting and important in the United States. The House Museum was the home of the Middletown family where the signer of the Declaration of Independence was born. The property is over 320 years old. The plantation in home to many goats, hogs, cows, and buffalo. It features the craftsmanship from the time of the slaves. This landmark has a lot of history and there is even a restaurant and an inn on the property so visitors can be close by for a full tour.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. BridgeAttractions » Parks & NatureThe Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a bridge that is cable-stayed and is located in Charleston, South Carolina. It's length spans the Cooper River and connects Mount Pleasant and Charleston. The bridge is an eight lane bridge which was opened in 2005 to replace to older bridges that spanned the river. The main span of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is 1,546 feet in length and is the third longest bridge of its type according to reports. The bridge is also referred to as the New Cooper River Bridge. It is also open to bikes and pedestrians. This bridge is also home to the yearly 6.2 mile run known as the Cooper River Bridge Run. The run is held on the first weekend in April each year and will attract as many as 50,000 spectators.
The Calhoun MansionAttractions » Historic Landmarks16 Meeting Street, 29401View siteThe Calhoun Mansion was built in 1876 at 16 Meeting Street in Charleston, S.C. by George W. Williams. The 24,000 square foot home boasts 14 foot ceilings, with a domed ceiling in the stairwell that measures 75 feet. Though the home has had several owners and lost much of its initial splendor, it has been recently rehabilitated and restored to its original beauty. Thirty-five rooms and 23 fireplaces fill the mansion. The mansion and its grounds feature khoi ponds, Japanese water gardens, a private elevator, ornate chandeliers, and a host of antiques, earning it acclaim in prestigious publications such as Architectural Digest, Forbes and American Castles. Souvenirs can be purchased at the Museum Shop. Tours of The Calhoun Mansion are offered on a daily basis. Visitors are welcome to explore the garden before and after tours. Admission is $15 per person for a standard tour. A 1 1/2 hour grand tour is available by reservation with an admission cost of $50 per person.
Magnolia Plantation & GardensAttractions » Historic Landmarks3550 Ashley River Rd, 29414View siteCharleston, South Carolina is a tranquil city located on the east coast. It is known by many as the Low country. Magnolia plantation and gardens is located at 3550 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC. Magnolia plantation has been a part of Charleston's history since 1676. Magnolia Plantation is open every day and November through February the hours are 9am to 4:30pm. The hours March 5, through October are 8am to 5:30pm.There are many different exhibits to see, and base on what you want to tour depends on the admission price. The admission price for adults is $15.00, and if you want to tour the historic house its $8.00, the Nature Train $8.00, the Nature Boat $8.00, Slavery to Freedom $8.00, and the Audubon Swamp $8.00. The admission for children 6-12 is $10.00, and to see each individual exhibit is $8.00. There is no admission cost for children under 6 years old.
Charleston Waterfront ParkAttractions » Parks & NatureConcord Street, 29401The Charleston Waterfront Park of Charleston, South Carolina overlooks a full half of a mile of waterfront along the Cooper River and the Charleston Harbor. It is popular with visitors and locals alike for it's scenic views and water splashing fun. The park was opened in 1990 and has been partly credited with the economic revival in that section of Charleston. Charleston Waterfront Park is laid out over 12 linear acres worth of land and features manicured grounds with lots of trees and two large water fountains. The water fountains also act as miniature water parks during the hot summer months for children and adults. Restaurants and small shops line across street giving quick access to shopping and to eating for hungry patrons. Taking a stroll down the main pier allows for watching of native wildlife including dolphins and pelicans. Being free makes it even more worth going to see.
South Carolina AquariumAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums100 Aquarium Wharf, 29401Charleston Harbor is home to the South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium provides a complete ocean education experience. With over 385,000 gallons of water, the South Carolina Aquarium contains up to 10,000 animals in over 60 exhibits. The Great Ocean Tank is the largest exhibit at the aquarium. It contains pufferfish, sharks and a 220 pound loggerhead sea turtle. As part of the aquarium's conservation efforts, a portion of the facility is devoted to sea turtle rescue. Sick or injured sea turtles are taken to the Sea Turtle Hospital and stay at the aquarium until they are healthy enough to be released into the ocean. The aquarium is open year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Adult value pass admission is $29.95 or $24.95 for the aquarium only. Children over two years old are admitted for $19.95 with a value pass and $14.95 for the aquarium only.
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