Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk, Charleston

Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk, Charleston

Charleston is very famous for its large number of historic houses and history museums. Take the tour below to see some of the most famous and interesting history museums in Downtown Charleston. Take this walking tour and you will learn more about history of Charleston.
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Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk
Guide Location: USA » Charleston (See other walking tours in Charleston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: alice
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Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

1) Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon (must see)

Exchange and Provost, also known as the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, Custom House and Half-Moon Battery, and The Exchange, was built in 1767. The National Park Service describes: "...the structure has served as a customhouse, mercantile exchange, military prison and barracks, and post office. In 1790, the State Legislature met here to ratify the new State Constitution. The building was badly damaged by Union artillery fire during the Civil War and the great earthquake of 1886; it was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Old Slave Mart Museum

2) Old Slave Mart Museum (must see)

The Old Slave Mart is a building located at 6 Chalmers Street in Charleston, that once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery. Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction gallery in South Carolina. In 1975, the Old Slave Mart was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in Charleston's African-American history. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

The Old Slave Mart was originally part of a large slave...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Powder Magazine

3) Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine is a gunpowder magazine and museum in Charleston, and the oldest surviving public building in the former Province of Carolina. It was erected in 1713 by colonial settlers as a place to safely store and centralize their gunpowder supplies. It was also involved in the 1780 siege of Charleston. The Powder Magazine was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. It has operated as a museum since the early 1900s, although extensive renovations have since been conducted. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Jewish Heritage Collection

4) Jewish Heritage Collection

The Jewish Heritage Collection is a very interesting archives located in Special Collections at the College's Addlestone Library. It shows 300 years of Jewish life in the southern United States. The exhibitions were established in 1995 and have been enriched by documents, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the Jews. The museum is taken care of by the Jewish Historical Society of South...   view more
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Karpeles Manuscript Museum

5) Karpeles Manuscript Museum (must see)

Karpeles Manuscript Museum is the world’s largest museum of original documents and manuscripts. The museum was founded in 1983 by David and Marsha Karpeles. It is located inside the St. James Methodist Church. This museum is really fascinating and unique. The building is in the Greek Revival style following the Corinthian order and was inspired by the Temple of Jupiter in Rome. During the Civil War Confederates used the building as a hospital and stored medical supplies there. Hurricane Hugo...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Daniel Library and Museum (Citadel Archives and Museum)

6) Daniel Library and Museum (Citadel Archives and Museum)

Citadel Archives and Museum is located on the grounds of the Military College of South Carolina and tells the history of the college since its foundation in 1842 till the present times. It has very interesting and exceptional exhibitions and...   view more

Walking Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Charleston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Charleston is the oldest and the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly City" and also "The most polite and hospitable city in America". It is also home to some amazing and interesting art galleries, historic houses and museums, astonishing churches and architectural structures. Take the walk below to see some of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions in Charleston.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Charleston Harleston Village Churches Tour

Charleston Harleston Village Churches Tour

Charleston is very famous for its number of churches, as well as for being very open and tolerating different kinds of religious faiths. Charleston is the only city in the USA to have an independent Huguenot church. Here is a tour that will take you through Charleston’s Harleston Village churches.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Charleston Nightlife Walking Tour

Charleston Nightlife Walking Tour

Downtown Charleston is full of very interesting and entertaining spots, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, etc. There are places that cater to people of all ages and tastes. Take the walking tour below to see some of the most popular night spots in Downtown Charleston.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Charleston Art and Culture Walk

Charleston Art and Culture Walk

Charleston was founded in 1670 and is a great tourist destination that offers you some of the most amazing, old and interesting tourist attractions. There is some great art and culture to be visited and enjoyed. Take the following tour to see it all.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Charleston Downtown Architecture Walk

Charleston Downtown Architecture Walk

Charleston is a very beautiful city, with a rich history, famous for its southern hospitality. Those who like architecture will find some marvelous buildings, structures, churches, mansions and other outstanding sights here. Take the tour below to see some of the most beautiful Downtown architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Charleston Downtown Churches Tour

Charleston Downtown Churches Tour

Charleston is also sometimes called the Holy City. That is because of the large number of churches in the city. The city has many outstanding and fascinating religious structures. Take the following walk to see the most popular churches in Downtown Charleston.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km