The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City.
Gibbes Museum of Art
The Gibbes Museum of Art exists to link the art of our past with the art of our future through innovative exhibitions, acquisitions, interpretation and educational programs that preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South. As Charleston’s only visual arts museum, our programs are designed to foster the development of a personal relationship between our visitors and the works on view.
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
CML offers unlimited learning adventures for children, ages 3 months to 10 years, and their families. A world of discovery awaits at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.
South Carolina Aquarium
The South Carolina Aquarium inspires conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870.
The Powder Magazine
Originally a military storage area for loose gun powder. Come experience history first-hand at Carolina's oldest public building!
Wild Dunes Resort
Start a new family tradition at Charleston's Island Resort.
Parks & Recreation
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South Carolina State Parks
Drayton Hall - Charleston, SC
State Farmers Market - West Charleston, SC