City Sights

Where Charleston - - THE GUIDE -

AIKEN  RHETT HOUSE 

The Aiken-Rhett House stands alone as one of the most in­tact build­ings show­cas­ing ur­ban life in an­te­bel­lum Charleston. Orig­i­nal out­build­ings in­clude the kitchen, sta­ble, coach house and liv­ing quar­ters. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 2-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $5-12. www.His­toricCharleston.org/Aiken-Rhett. 48 El­iz­a­beth St., 843.723.1623. Map 1: E-5

CHARLESTON CITY MAR­KET

Charles Cotesworth Pinck­ney ceded the land on which the Mar­ket is built to the City of Charleston in 1788. He stip­u­lated that a pub­lic mar­ket be built on the site and that it re­main in use as a pub­lic mar­ket into per­pe­tu­ity. And, in the present day, the mar­ket is a shop­ping fa­vorite of lo­cals and tourists alike. Open daily 9:30 am- 6 pm; night mar­ket open F-Su 6:30-10:30 pm. www. thecharlestonci­ty­mar­ket.com. 188 Meet­ing St., 843.937.0920. Map 1: E-8

THE COL­LEGE OF CHARLESTON 

The Col­lege of Charleston is a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized, pub­lic lib­eral arts and sciences univer­sity lo­cated in the heart of his­toric Charleston. Founded in 1770, the col­lege is among the na­tion’s top uni­ver­si­ties for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, stu­dent life and af­ford­abil­ity. www.cofc.edu. 66 Ge­orge St., 843.805.5507. Map 1: D- 6

EDMONDSTON AL­STON HOUSE 

This home was one of the first dwellings built on Charleston’s High Bat­tery in 1825. Built by a ship­ping mer­chant and later ren­o­vated by Charles Al­ston in the Greek Re­vival style, the Ed­mond­stonAl­ston House al­lows vis­i­tors to tour the rooms where Gen. Robert E. Lee took refuge dur­ing the Civil War. Open Tu-Sa 10 am- 4:30 pm, Su-M 1- 4:30 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $8-12. www. ed­mond­stonal­ston.com. 21 E. Bat­tery, 843.722.7171. Map 1: D-10

THE H. L. HUN­LEY

In 1864, the Hun­ley be­came the world’s first suc­cess­ful sub­ma­rine and then mys­te­ri­ously van­ished. Lost at sea for more than a cen­tury, the Hun­ley was lo­cated in 1995 and raised in 2000. The sub­ma­rine now rests in a 75,000-gal­lon tank while sci­en­tists are at work to ex­ca­vate and con­serve it. See the Hun­ley and en­joy new in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits dur­ing the 20-minute tour. Open Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Tick­ets: $8-16. www. hun­ley.org. 1250 Sup­ply St., North Charleston 877.448.6539

NATHANIEL RUS­SELL HOUSE 

Set amid spa­cious gar­dens, the Rus­sell House is widely rec­og­nized as one of Amer­ica’s most im­por­tant Neo­clas­si­cal dwellings. The grace­ful in­te­rior boasts elab­o­rate or­na­men­ta­tion, ge­o­met­ri­cally shaped rooms and a mag­nif­i­cent stair­case. Tours ex­plore the house and the his­tory of the Rus­sell fam­ily. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 2-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $5-12. www.His­toricCharleston.org/Rus­sell. 51 Meet­ing St., 843.723.1623. Map 1: D-9

OLD EX­CHANGE AND PROVOST DUN  GEON 

Dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, Amer­i­can pa­tri­ots were held pris­oner in the Provost Dun­geon, which now pro­vides an eerie tour through his­tory. This his­toric site also con­tains a por­tion of the Charles Towne Sea Wall, which was built to pro­tect the colony from pi­rates in the 1600s. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. www.old­ex­change.org. 122 E. Bay St., 843.727.2165 Map 1: E-9

RAIN­BOW ROW

One of the most pho­tographed points in Charleston, this row of brightly col­ored houses on East Bay Street is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the preser­va­tion and re­con­struc­tion of Charleston’s sig­na­ture ar­chi­tec­ture. www.rain­bowrowcharlestonsc.com. 83-107 East Bay St.. Map 1: E-9

SOUTH CAROLINA AQUAR­IUM 

Get up close to an al­bino al­li­ga­tor, sev­eral shark species, sea tur­tles and river ot­ters at Charleston’s best fam­ily at­trac­tion. En­joy in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits like the Touch Tank and the Salt­marsh Aviary, where you can feed the rays. Plus, there are plenty of daily shows and tours of the Sea Tur­tle Hospi­tal. Tick­ets $17.9524.95. Open daily 9 am- 4 pm. www. scaquar­ium.org. 100 Aquar­ium Wharf, 843.577.3474. Map 1: G- 6

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