Things to do
Charleston is proud of its past and there’s evidence of that throughout the town. From the Charleston Museum to the Naval and Maritime Museum, you’ll find impressive artefacts and fascinating displays about Charleston’s role in the Civil War.
The Civil War took place 150 years ago, but this is still very much a military town. The Citadel is a military college and if you’re here on a Friday you might be able to catch the impressive sight of full dress parade on the campus.
If you appreciate architecture, especially the grand and stately kind, then a walk through the French Quarter is a must. There are plenty of art galleries to wander through while you’re here. And don’t miss Fort Sumter, an island about 30 minutes ferry ride from Charleston. This is where the Civil War started.