Few cities have the welcoming charm of Charleston, and The Mills House puts you right at the heart of its historic downtown. Rich history, vibrant culture, incredible architecture, coastal havens. Romantic, intriguing, and a real pleasure to explore. You never know where your day will lead when you step outside our beautiful doors.
Think you know Charleston? Sure we have your typical tours and heaps of Southern charm. But we also have plenty of moments and experiences that surprise and delight. Come explore the unique side of Charleston. We’d love to show you around.
Charleston’s Hidden Alleyways
This unexpected walking experience features Charleston’s famous alleys and hidden passages. Your local insider guide can show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden with little-known stories, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.
Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, pastel antebellum houses. Charleston is the cultural capital of the South, and Mills House is at its historic center. Step out into Southern charm and rich history, and explore the beauty of our city.
Palmetto Carriage Works
The best carriage tour in Charleston takes you on a historical journey along our famed cobblestone streets. Travel past houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks over 25–30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district, with a blend of knowledge, wit, humor and history, with the oldest stagecoach company in the city.
Embrace the dark side of Charleston, with an uncensored look at Charleston’s real history (think corruption, crime, and sordid secrets). Sample the flavors of the city with a culinary tour, get spooked by a ghost and graveyard tour, or embark on a haunted pub crawl or stroll the streets for a beautiful history tour. Thanks to Bulldog Tours, a unique and exciting adventure awaits.
Take a morning guided plantation tour, with a tram ride through marshes and forests to see alligators and other wildlife, and stroll the fabulous gardens. Spend an afternoon taking in the wonderful architecture, hidden alleys, and cobblestone streets on a city tour. Or combine them both! A fun way to get an overview of the city’s history.
Mills House is full of life, in and outside of our pretty pink walls. Inside, a charming garden lounge, a welcoming and lively café, and a fun and breezy pool deck and bar. But you’ll find us right in the heart of the best part of Charleston’s vibrant downtown historic district, so yes, there’s plenty of fun to be had here. And even more waiting for you, right outside our door.
Located a few miles from Charleston, this private oceanfront community is a paradise for golfers, birdwatchers, and beachgoers. Nature is at the heart of this Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community.
Revel in the beauty of the Lowcountry on Kiawah Island. It’s a serene natural retreat with 10 miles of gentle beaches, marshes teeming with wildlife, and preserved maritime forests offering sanctuary to all who call the island home.
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Take in views of Charleston harbor from a park loved by locals and visitors, and for a good reason. This park features two large fountains, natural shade from trees, and looks spectacular when lit at night.
Historic King Street Shopping
Those looking to scratch a shopping itch will find satisfaction on King Street. Find everything from souvenirs to antique treasures as you stroll the historic boutiques and high-end shops of King Street.
Stretching along the shores of Charleston, this fortified seawall and promenade is the perfect spot for a scenic stroll or jog with stellar views of the water and nearby historic landmarks.
Isle of Palms
Beautiful beach, championship golf, tasty restaurants. Soak up the epitome of island life on this unique coastal barrier island.