Spend a few days before or after Looper-palooza to explore Charleston
. We are famous for our hospitality and our history. Visit Fort Sumter and walk the ground where the Civil War began. Shop for locally made sweetgrass baskets at the Market downtown. The art of basket weaving has been handed down from generation to generation for almost 200 years.
Our culinary scene is the heartbeat of downtown Charleston. Locally caught seafood is often purchased right at the dock and served the same night. Try our signature dish, She-Crab Soup.
Walk through the lower peninsula and explore the old neighborhoods. Each home is bigger and more beautiful than the last one. Take a tour of Aiken-Rhett House, one of the few homes where out buildings have survived. The home has been largely untouched since 1858 and many furnishings are original to the home. Self-guided audio tours mean you move through the home more freely at your own pace.