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The Best Museums in Charleston

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Museums in Charleston

Military Museum
Patriots Point , Mount Pleasant
A backdrop for celebration, military reenactments, and speeches from the nation's leaders, Patriots Point is home to several war vessels, inc
Tours from $109
After Charleston fell to the British during the Revolutionary War, they used Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon as a barracks and military prison
Tours from $23
Old Slave Mart Museum , Charleston
An important part of Charleston's history, Old Slave Mart Museum represents one of the few remaining buildings once used for securing slave l
Tours from $5
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Duration: 2 hours
Our two hour Highlights of Charleston walking tour guides guests through the historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods of downtown Charleston. Along the way, your guide will describe the long history, unique culture, architecture, and geography of Charleston and the greater lowcountry area, painting a detailed picture of how Charleston's tumultuous past formed the city now beloved by travelers the world over. You'll view some of the city's oldest houses of worship, burial sites, theaters, the forts of Charleston harbor, and the antebellum mansions that look out across the waters of the Cooper and Ashley rivers, among many other historic and picturesque sites. Our guides also offer their expert advice on other activities, restaurants, and bars for guests to explore once they've finished their tour.
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Natural History Museum
The Charleston Museum , Charleston
The Charleston Museum, reportedly the oldest museum in the United States, delves into the country's history, natural history, and ancient art
Tours from $5
H.L. Hunley Submarine , North Charleston
Built for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, H.L. Hunley Submarine was the first undersea vehicle to sink a ship. During its career,

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Charleston is serviced by dozens of local hotels and practically every major U.S. chain. Expect to pay top dollar for a room on the downtown peninsula, particularly if you wish to stay in one of the historic hotels. The upside of taking a room there is the proximity of all major attractions--you won't need a car to explore and enjoy your visit. Less expensive options are available in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant, where you'll find all kinds of inns for the budget-conscious traveler.
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