|South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston's most visited
attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic
animals, from river otters and sharks to loggerhead
turtles, in over 60 exhibits, which represent the rich
bio-diversity of South Carolina, from the mountains to the
sea. The aquarium also presents fabulous views of
Charleston Harbor,.n. The South Carolina Aquarium is
open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday,
noon to 4 p.m.
|The New Cooper River Bridge
The Imax is located in the Aquarium Wharf on
the Charleston Harbor. A variety of Imax films
are shown daily. See
for a schedule of showings.
|Old City Market
Market Street between Meeting and East Bay
Built in 1841, the Old City Market features small
shops, restaurants, and a flea market with
everything from produce to antiques. Visitors can
hear the unique dialect of the Gullah women as
they weave and sell their handmade sweetgrass
baskets. The Old City Market is open daily.
|Rainbow Row 83-107 East Bay
Downtown Charleston. Originally these
mid-1700 homes had been the center of
This park features the magnificent Angel Oak
tree, believed to be more than 1,400 years
old. Several picnic tables and a gift shop are
located in the area. Admission is free to see
this beautiful old oak.
|Fort Sumter National Monument
Construction of the fort on this man-made island began in
1829 and was still not completed on December 26, 1860,
when, under cover of darkness, Major Robert Anderson
moved his troops from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. On April
12, 1861, Confederate forces at Fort Johnson fired the first
shot of the Civil War at Union-occupied Fort Sumter. After a
34-hour bombardment, Major Anderson surrendered and
Confederate troops occupied the fort. From 1863 to 1865, the
Confederates at Fort Sumter withstood a 22-month siege by
Union forces. During this time, most of the fort was reduced to
brick rubble. Fort Sumter became a National Monument in
1948. Concession operated tour boats transport visitors to the
fort. Please call (843) 883-3123 for tour boat information.
|Pineapple Fountain in
Downtown's Water Front Park.
|The Citadel Parade
The Citadel is South Carolina's military college located in
historic downtown Charleston. Citadel parades are held on
Summerall Field most Fridays during the school year and are
open to the public.
|USS Yorktown at Patriots Point
|October 31st - November 6th 2005
|Things to do in Charleston (besides bicycle!)