Essentially America

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

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TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN?

Check out the South Carolina Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 amazing creatures, and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, which comes complete with a pirate ship.

SHOPPING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL?

Head for King Street – it’s lined with boutiques, art galleries and antique shops – and check out treasure-filled Croghan’s Jewel Box.

WHY IS CHARLESTON CALLED THE ‘HOLY CITY’?

Because of its tradition of religious tolerance and 400-or-so places of worship, some of them the oldest in the USA.

WHO ARE THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE IN WHITE UNIFORMS?

Cadets at The Citadel, South Carolina’s historic military college, founded in 1842.

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