Mu­seum Mile: Smart Ticket Deal

Buy one ticket and visit six mu­se­ums, five his­toric homes, four parks and a Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War pow­der mag­a­zine.

Where Charleston - - Contents - BY AUSTIN SMITH & CARA LYNN CLARK­SON

Soak in the his­tory of Charleston with­out blow­ing your bud­get or your af­ter­noon. At Charleston’s Mu­seum Mile on Meet­ing Street, get a sin­glet­icket deal and visit up to six mu­se­ums, five his­toric homes, four parks and a Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War pow­der mag­a­zine. There are sev­eral ticket pack­ages, so you can visit as many or as few as you want.

The Mu­seum Mile be­gins at Amer­ica’s old­est mu­seum, The Charleston Mu­seum (360 Meet­ing St., Charleston, 843.722.2996), which was founded in 1773.

Pur­chase a three-site ticket to visit the Hey­ward-Wash­ing­ton House (87 Church

St., Charleston, 843.722.2996) and the Joseph Manigault House (360 Meet­ing St., Charleston, 843.722.2996), in ad­di­tion to the mu­seum. Thomas Hey­ward Jr. was a signer of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, and his home also was host to Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton dur­ing his South­ern tour of 1791. The Joseph Manigault House epit­o­mizes the ar­chi­tec­ture of his­toric Charleston.

For the Civil War buffs, there is the Wash­ing­ton Light In­fantry (287 Meet­ing St., Charleston, 843.722.1807). Along the same mile is The Con­fed­er­ate Mu­seum (188 Meet­ing St., Charleston, 843.723.1541), where old flags, uni­forms and weapons lie. Vis­i­tors who want to stay out­side and en­joy the weather can visit the Wragg Square and Mar­ion Square, which of­fer wa­ter foun­tains and large greenspace.

If you go: The Charleston Mu­seum is open 9 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat and noon to 5 pm Sun. Tick­ets start as low as $12 with lower dis­counts for chil­dren up to 17 years old. The beauty of the Mu­seum Mile is that you can take the tours at your own pace as you ex­plore the many other sights the city has to of­fer. Ex­pe­ri­ence the Charleston of years past against the back­drop of a mod­ern, bustling city.

The Joseph Manigault House For more VIP tours: where­trav­eler.com

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