What to see & do for the
smart tourist.  Learn
about the traditional
Historic places.  Do not
fall for the "Tourist
Traps" that just want
your money & misslead
A project of Clyde H. Shokes, Jr. -
an eighth generation
Charlestonian - who has lived in
Charleston SC all his life - and
been a Tour Guide in the past.  
This is first hand knowledge.
The Best Friend of Charleston Railroad Museum -
now at 36 John St. - next door to the Visitors
Information Center-  facing Meeting St.
Their website:  
Advice for Tourist:
1.  Fort Sumter
2.  Fort Moultrie & Sullivans Island
3.  The Battery & White Point Garden
4.  Rainbow Row
5.  The Market (on Market St.) {Never a slave
6.  Plantations & Gardens:
- Middleton Place
- Magnolia Plantaion & Gardens/Audibon Swamp
- Drayton Hall
- Hampton Plantation
- Boone Hall
- Cypress Gardens
7.  The Exchange Building
8.  The Best Friend Railroad Museum
9.  Angel Oak (the tree)
10.  The Hundley (Civil War submarine)
11.  Churches:
- St. Michaels
- St. Phillips
- First Baptist
12.  The Gibbes Museum
13.  House Museums:
- Aiken-Rhett House
- Nathaniel Russell House
- Joseph Manigault House
- The Calhoun Mansion
This is a simple list of the most Important -
most Traditional Tourist Attractions in
Charleston, SC.
Many of these places are free, non-profit
places that do
very little or no advertising, so many
Tourist miss out because they do not see
advertising for them.  
An example is Churches, museums and
private places
like homes and truely historic sites where
important events happened.
For a brief explanation of Tourism and
Tourist Attrctions, It is important to
understand that in recent years the City
decided to "manage" Tourism by hearding
tourist from South of Broad area and the
old fortified city to Market Street - and
later, now - to North of Calhoun St.
because the new Charlestonians do not
want tourist in their neighborhood.