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Where history lives

"Where history lives"

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A little about Charleston

Charleston truly does have something for everyone, rich history, amazing architecture, shopping, dining and a great array ou outdoor activities. Visit our website and see why visitors and residents alike love Charleston.

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The history of Charleston

Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo. In April of 1861, Confederate soldiers fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus signaling the beginning of the Civil War. Charleston was slow to recover from the devastation of the war. However, its pace of recovery became the foundation of the City’s greatest asset – its vast inventory of historically significant architecture. Short on capital after the war, Charleston was forced to repair its existing damaged buildings instead of replacing them.

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4500 Leeds Ave
Charleston, South Carolina

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Businesses in Charleston, South Carolina

Here is a collection of downtown Charleston, South Carolina businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Atrium Art Gallery


In the heart of the French Quarter Art District


Mary Martin Gallery


Fine art from 50 renowned localand national artists


Andrew Pinckney Inn


Circa 1840 boutique inn


Barksdale House Inn


Offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms


John Rutledge House Inn


A living landmark and grand inn


Rice Hope Plantation Bed & Breakfast


Five guest rooms with antique and reproduction furnishings


The Jasmine House Inn


Circa 1843 Greek revival mansion and carriage house


Magnolia Plantation & Its Gardens

Museums / Attractions

Witness to the history of our nation


Husk Restaurant


Husk is a celebration of Southern ingredients and purveyors


Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe


Voted best desserts in Charleston year after year!




McCrady's offers Modern American cuisine




Delicious Italian-American dishes




Offering contemporary Japanese and sushi


Simply Your Spa


Charleston's Cozy Day Spa and Yoga Studio


Beads on Cannon


Two fabulous floors of beads


Ben Silver



Berlins For Women


Unbeatable service plus exclusive fashion forward sportswear


Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier


Transport yourself to France


George C. Birlant & Co. Antiques


A direct importer of 18th and 19th century furniture


Joint Venture Estate Jewelers


Fine, preowned, estate jewelry and watches