“Coming in 2020 on one of the most important sites in American history, the place where more enslaved African captives arrived in the U.S. and were sold than any other location, the IAAM will present the largely under told experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent.”https://iaamuseum.org/
On May 11th, 2018 National Geographic TRAVEL posted “Discover the Best of Charleston: Make the most of your trip with these top ten tips for the “Holy City.” Nancy Gupton wrote:
“One of the United States’ oldest cities, Charleston—nicknamed the Holy City for its abundance of churches—offers visitors plenty to experience and explore. Don’t be overwhelmed: These are our top ten tips for making the most of your time…”
1 – SEE THE BIRDS
2- WANDER THE GARDENS
Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.
CharlestonCityPaper.com reported that
“One week grace period announced for 10 p.m. meter enforcement, rates will rise as planned Monday…
Parking will remain free on Sundays”
Post and Courier reported “Charleston airport passenger traffic breaks record in February“
Southern Living magazine once again named Charleston as the Best City in the south. The announcement was made in the April 2018 magazine.
Some suggestions for traveling to Charleston from the Southern Living announcement:
- Stay at the Wentworth Mansion
- or Bed & Breakfast choices – 86 Cannon or Zero George Street
- Eat at either The FIG or The ORDINARY
- Visit the Website for more suggestions!
“During the month of January 2018, enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your schedule.
Participating sites include:
- Aiken-Rhett House Museum
- The Charleston Museum
- Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – Must be with a child (10 and under) to be admitted
- Gibbes Museum of Art
- Joseph Manigault House
- Confederate Museum
- The Powder Magazine
- Old Slave Mart Museum
- Heyward-Washington House
- Nathaniel Russell House Museum
- The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
- Edmondston-Alston House
Tickets ordered in advance can be mailed to your door or you may request to have them held for pick up at The Charleston Museum, the Heyward-Washington House or the Joseph Manigault House.
PLEASE NOTE: Purchases can be made in advance online until 12/31/2017. During January 2018, ticket purchases must be made in person at a Charleston Visitor Center downtown, in North Charleston or in Mount Pleasant. “
Beginning in Mid March the Charleston Water Taxi’s schedule expanded to daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Prior to that they were mostly open on Saturdays.
There are four departure points with different departing times. The four points are:
- Aquarium Wharf/MaritimeCenter
- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
- Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
- Waterfront Park/Market St/Historic District
Source – Charleston Place Hotel Facebook205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
‘One of the grandest properties in the Orient-Express Hotels collection, Charleston Place is consistently ranked among the best hotels by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure magazines.
Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier.
The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.
Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the citys delightful shops, galleries and restaurants.’
A National Historic Landmark
Picture Source – National Park Service122 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-722-2165 oldexchange.org/
‘The Exchange and Provost, a National Historic Landmark, was a pivotal building in colonial Charleston, where many significant events of the American Revolution and early Federal period occurred.
As Charleston became the South’s largest port, the Exchange and Custom House was built from 1767 to 1771 for the expanding shipping industry, but also served as a public market and meeting place.
After a protest meeting against the Tea Act, confiscated tea was stored here in 1774.
The Provincial Congress of South Carolina met here the following year.
During the Revolutionary War, the British used the building for barracks and the basement as a military prison.
The State Legislature met here in 1788, after the Statehousewas destroyed.
When George Washington visited Charleston on his southern tour of 1791, a grand ball was held for him on the second floor.’
Source – National Park Service
To learn more about the architectural style of the builiding, how it originally fronted the harbor, its original purpose, damage to the building due to the Civil War and the 1886 earthquake AND the builiding’s relationship to the DAR see the National Park Service Website OR Wikipedia.