Welcome to Charleston: Holy City

Founded in 1670, Charleston is known for its historic military sites, coastal splendor, scenic neighborhoods, and Southern charm. This romantic waterfront city is a prime destination for families, couples, or friends to unwind, learn more about our nation’s history, and soak in the atmosphere of the coastal genteel South. Explore the remains of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island for context of two of the most significant sites in our nation’s maritime history. Walk along the promenade of Battery Park. Enjoy the low country boils Charleston is famous for downtown, or perhaps rest at one of the many serene beaches nearby.

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