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Charleston, South Carolina Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Aiken-Rhett House

Aiken-Rhett House

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Gov. William Aiken House is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the railroad company owner William Aike

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (also known as the Ravenel Bridge and the Cooper River Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Charleston, South Carolina
The fort was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolution. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which started the American Civil War.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29401
The Gibbes Museum of Art houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South. The museum formally opened on April 11, 1905.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29414
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River. It is one of the oldest plantations in the South and dates to 1676, when Thomas and Ann Drayton built a house and small formal garden on the site.

Market Hall

Market Hall

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29401
Market Hall is a Greek Revival-style building, and the high base and frontal portico were inspired by Greek and Roman temples such as the Temple of Portunus and Temple of Athena Nike.

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29401
Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29401
The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000, on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals.

The Battery

The Battery

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Battery is a landmark defensive seawall and promenade. Named for a civil-war coastal defense artillery battery at the site, it stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, which meet here to form Charleston harbor.

The Old Slave Mart Museum

The Old Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction facility in South Carolina. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

Top 10 Most Popular Charleston Landmarks

  1. Fort Sumter
  2. The Old Slave Mart Museum
  3. Aiken-Rhett House
  4. South Carolina Aquarium
  5. The Battery
  6. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  7. Rainbow Row
  8. Market Hall
  9. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  10. Gibbes Museum of Art

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