A Day at Shem Creek/Old Vil­lage

Shem Creek/Old Vil­lage

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For a true mar­itime, har­bor-like ex­pe­ri­ence, nav­i­gate your way to Shem Creek and the Old Vil­lage in Mount Pleas­ant.

For a true mar­itime, har­bor-like ex­pe­ri­ence, nav­i­gate your way to Shem Creek and the Old Vil­lage in Mount Pleas­ant, just south­east of Pa­tri­ots Point. Founded only 10 years af­ter Charles Towne (Charleston) in 1680, the Old Vil­lage of Mount Pleas­ant to­day of­fers a ’40s-and-’50s-nos­tal­gic sort of feel with old-fash­ioned drug store Pitt Street Phar­macy and other shops, while nearby Shem Creek lends plenty of recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties and Charleston Har­bor views. Try Shem Creek Walk­ing Tours to get a close-up view of the shrimp in­dus­try and its long­time im­por­tance along the har­bor here; those tours even end with guests en­joy­ing a hearty shrimp boil. For a closer study of the Old Vil­lage, Seg­way of Charleston Day Tours presents one- and 1.5-hour tours, af­ter a half-hour of in­struc­tion on that mo­tor­ized tour­ing op­tion. Recre­ation lovers will want to find their way to Na­ture Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters for kayak, ca­noe and pad­dle­board rentals, plus daily black­wa­ter and salt­wa­ter tours, or to AquaSa­faris for fish­ing char­ters, public sails, sunset sails and eco tours. Af­ter some shop­ping and find­ing stylish beach and re­sort wear at such stores as Vivi and Kate, re­fresh­ments at sunset just may be in store; head to such Shem-area eater­ies or wa­ter­ing holes as Tav­ern and Ta­ble, The Shel­ter Kitchen and Bar, or Red’s Ice House for seafood and other bites.

A rus­tic Shem Creek chan­nel

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