Published on January 12, 2016
1. Exploring Historic Charleston a top ten list by mark dewitt markdewittsc.com
2. 1. Charles Towne Landing This park is build on the land where the first permanent British settlers built their homes. It also features a natural habitat zoo
3. 2. Boone Hall Plantation This is one of America's oldest working plantations. Rows of ancient oak trees welcome you to a scene you may find familiar it has been the site of several movie and television settings!
4. 3. Fort Sumter Take a ferry ride to the site of the first shots of the American civil war, and learn about the first moments of the nation's bloodiest and most divisive episode.
5. 4. Angel Oak Possibly the oldest living thing east of the Rockies, this tree is believed to be more than 1500 years old! It’s over 65 feet high, with a 25foot trunk and limbs that extend out over 160 feet.
6. 5. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Built on the old HalfMoon Bastion, the Exchange is believed to be one of the most historically significant building in colonial America. Oh, and some say it's haunted.
7. 6. Magnolia Plantation One of the most beautiful places in Charleston, and home to the oldest public garden in the country. Check it out via nature train or boat tour!
8. 7. Old Slave Mart Museum In this historic building, previously used for slave auctions, you can listen to haunting real stories and view original artifacts and writings. As part of a slave auction complex, it tells the story of slavery beginning in American colonial times.
9. 8. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum This museum houses several ships used during WWII. Experience life aboard wartime naval vessels and learn about the unique history behind them.
10. 9. Charleston City Market One of Charleston's most visited tourist attractions, and for good reason! You can grab fresh fare from local vendors. or go for either a casual or fine dining experience. The roots for this market lie in the 19th century, when it was used as a meat, vegetable, and seafood marketplace.
11. 10. Dock Street Theatre First opened in 1736, and hosted the first opera performance in America. It's seen a lot through its long history, but is here to stay.
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