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Charleston Sights for Free

Alhambra Hall Park

Alhambra Hall Park in Mount Pleasant offers a great view of Charleston and shows why she is known as the “Holy City.”

Angel Oak

Angel Oak, said to be the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi, is on Johns Island, off Bohicket Road.

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Antiquing on King Street

Antiquing on King Street can be a wonderful education.

Charleston’s Beaches

Charleston’s beaches: Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms are East of the Cooper River; Folly Beach is West of the Ashley River.

Charleston’s Visitor Center


Charleston’s Visitor Center – Historic building with all the information you could ever want on Charleston and outlying areas.


Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.

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Citadel Dress Parades

Citadel Dress Parades – Mid Sept. Apr. on Fridays, usually at 3:45pm.

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The City Art Gallery

The City Art Gallery is located inside the Dock Street Theatre.

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets – Saturdays in Marion Square (Mar. – Dec.) and Tuesdays in Mount Pleasant on Coleman Boulevard.

Fort Moultrie Visitor Center

Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island – 171 years of U.S. seacoast defense.

Four Corners of Law

Four Corners of Law at Broad and Meeting Streets:
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (God)
U.S. Post Office (Federal)
Charleston County Court House (County)
City Hall (City)

Gateway Walk

Gateway Walk – Start at St. John’s Lutheran on Archdale Street, walk to King and Meeting Streets, cross and end in Circular Congregational and St. Philip’s Churchyards.

Historic Charleston Foundation

Historic Charleston Foundation – Preservation Center on Meeting Street.

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John Rivers Communications Museum

John Rivers Communications Museum – Large collection of antique communications equipment.


Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum – Preserves historical handwritten documents.

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The Art Galleries in the French Quarter

Tour the art galleries in the French Quarter – over 30 galleries within the picturesque four blocks roughly between Meeting and East Bay, and Market and Broad Streets.

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Waterfront Park

Enjoy Waterfront Park – Swings, fishing, watching regattas


Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center

Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center – Liberty Square next to the S.C. Aquarium.

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