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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Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall


@ Drayton Hall

Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public and the nation’s earliest example of fully executed

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Charleston Antique Show

Charleston Antiques Show


@ Memminger Auditorium

Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the Annual Charleston Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and

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CCPRC (Everything Under the Sun)