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Historic Charleston Downtown District

The Historic Downtown District has stood throughout Charleston's history as the cultural capital of the South. In this beautifully preserved city, you can experience tours through historic landmarks, monuments and some of the area's most timeless cultural sites.  Charleston has been voted the number  one city in the United States for five consecutive years by Conde Nast Traveler, with good reason. Whether exploring by foot or carriage, there are many downtown attractions to discover, from the Charleston City Market to shopping along King Street, exploring the Battery or strolling through Waterfront Park.
  • Charleston City Market
  • The Battery
  • Palmetto Carriage
  • Historic King Street Shopping
  • Waterfront Park- Charleston Parks Conservancy
  • Fort Sumter Tours
  • BullDog Tours
Charleston City Market at South Carolina
Charleston City Market

Charleston City Market

This historic market complex in downtown has a rich history, stretching four blocks from Market Hall to East Bay St. Here, guests can browse for souvenirs, gifts or gather and socialize while they shop.
"188 Meeting St Charleston, , Charleston, South Carolina 29401
The Battery at Charleston
The Battery

The Battery

Visit this historic defensive seawall and promenade, named for the civil war coastal defense artillery battery located onsite. The Battery is famous for its beautiful, elegant antebellum homes.
Address, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Palmetto Carriage at South Carolina
Palmetto Carriage

Palmetto Carriage

Board a carriage and enjoy a narrated group tour of the streets of Charleston, taking in the city’s many cultural sites and attractions. Palmetto is the oldest carriage tour company in the city.
8 Guignard St., Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Charleston Historic King Street Shopping
Historic King Street Shopping

Historic King Street Shopping

Find the perfect gift or souvenir and browse the Upper King Street Design & Dining District, the King Street Fashion District, or the Lower King Street Antiques District for something remarkable.
147 King St., Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Waterfront Park- Charleston Parks Conservancy at South Carolina
Waterfront Park- Charleston Parks Conservancy

Waterfront Park- Charleston Parks Conservancy

Take in sprawling views of the Charleston Harbor at this expansive park, covering more than 1,000 feet along the coast. Visitors can watch large ships and sailboats heading out and cruising the waters.
1 Vendue Range, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Fort Sumter Tours at Charleston
Fort Sumter Tours

Fort Sumter Tours

Enjoy this unique day trip to Fort Sumter. Relax on a harbor cruise hear stories of the events of the Civil War, then explore the island for an hour long guided tour with ranger talks.
360 Concord St #201, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
BullDog Tours at Charleston
BullDog Tours

BullDog Tours

Bulldog Tours offers a peek into Charleston's past offering a variety of thrilling tours and treks through town, including the Ghost & Dungeon Tour, Graveyard Tour and the Haunted Jail Tour.
18 Anson Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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