Historic District

Highly recommended
Occupying the lower tip of the peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper rivers-named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the English Lords Proprietor-Charleston's historic district encompasses the area specified in the original 17C city plan, called the Grand Modell. A stroll along the brick, palmetto-fringed streets here hearkens back to the days when Charleston was London in miniature-a prosperous aristocratic city peopled by landed gentry. Walking-tour booklets are available for purchase at the Visitor Center (375 Meeting St) and at the Historic Charleston Foundation Museum Shop (108 Meeting St).

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Old City Market
Old City Market
Consisting of a three-block row of
Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park
Set along Charleston Harbor, in the
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Four Corners of Law
Four Corners of Law
Originally intended to be a grand public
15 minutes
Old Exchange Building
Old Exchange Building
Built by the British in 1771 as an
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Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House
Lawyer and patriot Thomas Heyward was
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South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium
Overlooking the Cooper River and
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Old City Market
Old City Market
Consisting of a three-block row of
Four Corners of Law
Four Corners of Law
Originally intended to be a grand public
15 minutes
Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House
Lawyer and patriot Thomas Heyward was
30 minutes
See all