Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Source – National Park Service

Open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

110 Calhoun Street
SC – 29401

‘The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is a Gothic Revival style church built in 1891.

Retaining its original alter, communion rail, pews, and light fixtures the church is one of only a few unaltered religious interiors in Charleston, especially from the Victorian period.

The brick Gothic church with its tall steeple replaced an earlier 1872 church badly damaged by the 1886 earthquake.

Today Emanuel is the oldest AME church in the South, and houses the oldest black congregation south of Baltimore, Maryland.

The history of this congregation reflects the development of religious institutions for African Americans in Charleston.

Its roots stem from a religious group of free blacks and slaves organized in 1791.

In 1816, black members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal church withdrew over disputed burial ground, and under the leadership of Morris Brown, formed a separate congregation. The church’s 1400 members soon thereafter established themselves an African Methodist Episcopal church, a denomination formally established in 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Two years later, Brown and other ministers of the church were jailed for violating state and local laws which prohibited religious gatherings of slaves and free blacks independent of white supervision.’

Source – National Park Service

To learn more about a planned slave revolt and the burning of the church during the crisis and more see the National Park Service Website.

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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue – a Landmark

Listed in National Register of Historic Places.

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue

Picture Source – National Park Service

90 Hasell Street,
SC – 29401

‘Founded in 1749 as a Sephardic Orthodox congregation, in 1841, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim-also known as KKBE-was firmly committed to the path of religious Reform Judaism.

Our sanctuary is the second oldest synagogue building in the United States and the oldest in continuous use.

We invite you to experience for yourself KKBEs rich past and vibrant present.’


– Monday through Thursday from 10-noon and 1:30-3:30

– Fridays from 10-noon

– Sundays from 1:00-4:00

‘Our enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteer docents lead tours of the historic Sanctuary at KKBE and share our unique history.

Please allow at least 30 minutes for the tour plus time to visit our Museum and Chosen Treasures, our Sisterhood Judaica & Gift shop.’

‘Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark, is the country’s second oldest synagogue and the oldest in continuous use.
The American Reform Judaism movement originated at this site in 1824.
The congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim-meaning Holy Congregation House of God-was established in colonial Charleston in 1749, and is now the nation’s fourth oldest Jewish community.
The building reflects the history of Jewish worship in Charleston, as well as the high degree of religious tolerance within the Carolina colony.’

‘The Beth Elohim congregation began as an Orthodox community, founded primarily by Sephardic immigrants (of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry).

By the end of the 18th century the Beth Elohim congregation had become the largest Jewish community in the nation, with a membership of 500.

This synagogue was built in 1840, on the site of the congregations first synagogue destroyed in the Charleston fire of 1838.

The building is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style, as its form, portico and rich ornamentation are adapted from classic Greek temples.

Designed by New York architect Cyrus L. Warner, the temple was built by congregation member, David Lopez.’


– National Park Service

– http://www.kkbe.org/

For more infromation on the Synagogue visit the National Park Service Website or Wikipedia.

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Joseph Manigault House – Charleston, S.C.

Joseph Manigault House - Charleston, S.C.

‘Rice was South Carolina’s economic base in the early 19th century.

Profits from growing and trading it made possible the buildings which comprise Charleston’s noted architectural heritage.

Among the most elegant of these is The Charleston Museum’s Joseph Manigault House, a National Historic Landmark, located in downtown Charleston close to the Museum and the City Visitor Center.’

Source – The Charleston Museum Website

350 Meeting Street,
SC – 29403


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Bon Banh Mi – Vietnamese Sandwich Bar, Charleston, S.C.

Bon Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich Bar, Charleston, S.C.

162 Spring Street

Charleston, S.C.



Tue – Thu: 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Fri – Sat: 11:00 am-11:00 pm

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Their mission: “We are on a mission to give you a well prepared, thoughtful sandwich. One with the power to single handedly change the way you think of sandwiches. A sandwich with so much history — one bite, and you are darn near transported.”

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Historic Charleston Foundation

Historic Charleston Foundation

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The mission of the Historic Charleston Foundation is to lead in preserving and protecting the historical, architectural and cultural character of Charleston and its historic environment. 
It serves to educate the public about Charleston’s history and the benefits that are derived from preservation.  “This mission is supported through the generosity of preservation-minded donors, in addition to the Foundation’s earned-income programs, including the Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, the Charleston International Antiques Show, licensed products program, and three retail shops. In addition, HCF fulfills its educational mission through the interpretation of its collections and two museum sites: the Nathaniel Russell House, c. 1808, and the Aiken-Rhett House, c. 1818.”
The nonprofit organization was established in 1947.   The foundation “works to protect buildings, landscapes and cultural resources that make up Charleston’s rich and irreplaceable heritage.
At the heart of the Foundation’s mission lie its preservation and advocacy programs, including protective covenants and easements.
Learn more about the fascinating history of the Walled City of Charleston through photos, maps and video!


40 East Bay Street,
Charleston, SC 29401
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Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Blackbeards Cove Attractions

Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park 
3255 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: 843-971-1223
Fax: 843-216-8863


Sunday – Thursday:

10:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 

10:00a.m. – MIDNIGHT

*Paintball: Reservations Accepted but Not Required

Kitchen Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 

10:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 

10:00a.m. – MIDNIGHT

No refund due to inclement weather

PHONE:   843-971-1223

For information about Birthday Parties, Camps and
Group Sales:
Please contact: Julie Carr at 843.971.1223 or

For information about Marketing:
Please contact : Little Dog Agency

  • Paintball
  • go-karts
  • jump land
  • 2 miniature golf courses
  • 70+ arcade games
  • gemstone mining
  • climbing wall
  • indoor playground
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Charleston Parks Conservancy

The quality of a city is directly related to the quality of its parks.

We exist to care for and improve Charleston’s 120+ parks. By doing so, we improve more than the city’s beauty. We improve its health, community and economic strength.

Charleston Parks Conservancy
PO Box 21000
Charleston, SC 29413
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“The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces with our volunteer Park Angels.
Their mission is connecting people to their parks and in turn increasing the quality, awareness, appreciation and usage of Charleston’s parks and greenspaces.  They open doors to individuals and communities in Charleston wanting to engage with their parks and greenspaces in a kaleidoscope of positive ways.
The Charleston Parks Conservancy (Conservancy) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by prominent businesswoman Darla Moore. Its aim is to connect people to their parks as a way to bring positive, sustainable care and improvements to Charleston’s parks and greenspaces.Headed by longtime horticulturalist, Jim Martin, the Conservancy strives to place as much emphasis on the city’s parks as its historic architecture through programs to revitalize city greenspaces and offer educational programs that speak to the diverse population using these irreplaceable public spaces.

Through a public-private partnership with the City of Charleston, the Conservancy spearheads a variety of projects throughout the Charleston community.
Through a public-private partnership with the City of Charleston, the Conservancy spearheads a variety of projects throughout the Charleston community. Renovations to existing parks such as Colonial Lake and Cannon Park are ongoing. In addition to larger projects, the Conservancy also works on smaller, neighborhood parks – such as Hazel Parker Playground and Allan Park – many of which have tremend

ous historic value. The Conservancy works with community groups and neighborhoods who want to renovate their neighborhood parks. Such projects include Elliotborough Park and Community Garden and Corrine Jones Playground. The Conservancy is initiating a community garden program where the public can learn how to garden and foster community support for healthy activities.
One of the biggest Conservancy efforts is the Park Angel volunteer program, which encourages people to support the work of the Conservancy through volunteering, donating, encouraging park use or simply spreading the word about the Conservancy’s work and mission.”
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Phone 1 (843) 724-5003