Charleston Self-Guided Walking Tour with Map
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Guide Name: Charleston Self Guided Walking Tour
Points of Interest: 65
Formats Included: Print, Smartphone, Tablet (Mobile Ready)
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Founded in 1670, Charleston, South Carolina is a historic southern port city located on a cape that extends into a majestic harbor. The community is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Although Charleston was a focal point of the Confederacy, it sustained little damage when Union forces recaptured it in 1865. The city was also the first in the nation to pass a historical preservation ordinance. These two events coalesced to create one of the most well preserved antebellum cities in the country. Known as the Holy City because of the large number of church steeples dominating its skyline, Charleston is also renowned for its Southern hospitality. The city is continually ranked as one of the best places to visit by numerous national publications.
The historic areas of Charleston are easily accessible on foot. A stroll through the city enables visitors to get an up-close view of several historical buildings that feature a wide variety of architectural styles. You can see early Colonial, Federal, Georgian and Greek Revival edifices as well as Italianate and Victorian era designs. Well-known and significant locations in the city include the Battery, the French Quarter, City Market, Longitude Lane and Old Slave Market Museum. One of the city’s most photographed locations is the multi-hued houses known as Rainbow Row. You will also hear distinctive dialects and see the oldest extant building and college in the Palmetto State. In addition to museums, historic homes and churches, you should also visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Constructed in 1767, it served as a customs house and prison for pirates. A walking tour is a wonderful way to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer.
Are you planning to visit Charleston? Let City Walking Guide show you the way and at your own pace! Our self-guided Charleston walking tour tells you the history, stories, legend, lore and facts about the major, must see and lesser known points of interest. Our self-guided walking tour is the most affordable way to see Charleston. Download and tour Charleston today! Each self-guided Charleston walking tour has a free corresponding map that shows you exactly where the point of interest is located.
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