Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina

Thank you for choosing Charleston Gateway to guide you through your visit to our beautiful city.  It’s spring in Charleston and the gardens of the Holy City are filled with fragrant, beautiful blooms.  There are lots of gardens to visit and enjoy this time of year, along with an almost endless array of outdoor festivals and events.  Take your time going through this issue and choose your favorites.

If you are visiting during Spoleto Festival USA, take advantage of the rich and varied schedule of performing arts throughout the city.  We have highlighted a few of the events and provided information about where to find the complete schedule.  One of the main events this year is a production of Porgy and Bess.  This popular opera is based on Charleston native, Dubose Heyward’s novel, Porgy, and Heyward also wrote the opera’s libretto with Ira Gershwin. Read more about this fascinating author in this issue.

Thank you for visiting Historic Charleston.  Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay, and how we can better serve you during your next visit!  Find us on Facebook--search “Charleston Gateway and the Charleston Map Guide,” and online, www.charlestongateway.com.  Our exciting new smart phone app, “Discover Charleston,” is available on Google Play and iTunes, helping you find everything you need on the go.

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Palmetto and Crescent Moon
Cobblestones of the Past

The Palmetto and Crescent Moon

Almost every shop you visit has merchandise emblazoned with the beautiful, blue South Carolina flag with its white crescent and palmetto tree. One of

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The Charleston Museum

Unveiled at The Charleston Museum


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Unveiled: Wedding Fashion and Traditions in the South

Lovers of fashion must see The Charleston Museum’s textiles exhibit, Unveiled: Wedding Fashion and Traditions

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