History & Culture
Located in Charleston's Historic District, our hotel is near The Battery, right next to the newly renovated Historic City Market and other lovely attractions in Charleston, South Carolina.
48 Elizabeth Street | 843-723-1159
This historic urban villa depicts life in antebellum Charleston.
American Military Museum
360 Concord Street | 843-723-9620
Displays hundreds of uniforms, artifacts and military miniatures that cover all branches and wars.
Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture
125 Bull Street | 843-953-7609
Houses permanent and visiting exhibits and archives relating to the history of the sea islands and the "Gullah" culture.
Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road | 843-884-4371
This "still working" plantation includes gardens, slave cabins, dining, a gift shop and one of the world's longest oak-lined Avenues.
16 Meeting Street | 843-772-8205
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
1254 Long Point Road | 843-881-5516
A remnant of Founding Father Charles Pinckney's plantation, Snee Farm, with a cottage museum and a walking trail.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road (Hwy. 171) | 843-852-4200
A 17th-century reproduction trade vessel, native animal forest; formal gardens; and more are featured at this state park.
Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Hwy. | 843-559-0383
This commercial tea farm offers strolls beneath live oaks, a factory tour and the Tea Shoppe.
Citadel Campus | 843-225-3294
The history of The Military College of South Carolina and Corps of Cadets from 1842 to present in photographs, uniforms and archival documents.
Market Hall, 188 Meeting Street | 843-723-1541
Contains flags, uniforms, swords and other Confederate memorabilia.
3380 Ashley River Road | 843-769-2600
A National Trust historic site and National Historic Landmark, designed in the Palladian style and open for tours.
Edisto Island Museum
Hwy. 174 | 843-869-1954
Exhibits on sea island plantation life, the Civil War and Native Americans.
21 East Battery | 843-722-7171
Exhibits Alston family furniture, silver, books and paintings in the high-ceiling rooms.
1214 Middle Street | 843-883-3123
Fort Sumter is a powerful memorial of the Civil War and may be visited by private boat or by ferry.
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
1950 Rutledge Road | 843-546-9361
The plantation grounds contain former rice fields, gardens, and a mansion.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road | 843-571-1266
This 17th-century estate features America's oldest gardens (c.1680), a Pre-Revolutionary War plantation house, antebellum cabin, nature train, nature boat, gift shop and more.
Middleton Place House
4300 Ashley River Road | 843-556-6020
Surrounded by America's oldest landscaped gardens and stableyards, the museum displays 18th- and 19th-century Middleton family china, silver, furniture and portraits.
Nathaniel Russell House
51 Meeting Street | 843-724-8481
The townhouse of Charleston merchant Nathaniel Russell features elaborate ornamentation and a free-flying staircase amid spacious gardens.
Old City Market
Market Street between Meeting and East Bay Street | 1-800-868-8118
Built in 1841, the City Market in Charleston, South Carolina features small shops, restaurants and a flea market with everything from produce to antiques.
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
112 East Bay Street | 843-727-2165
Built as the Exchange and Customs House in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner here during the Revolutionary War.
Old South Carriage Company
14 Anson Street | 843-723-9712
See historic Charleston in style from a classic, horse-drawn carriage.
On the Market Tours
This general history walking tour begins daily just in front of the Planter's Inn Hotel. Tommy will personally walk you through some of the most historic and charming parts of Charleston. Reservations Required.
Original Charleston Walks
58 ½ Broad Street | 843-577-3800
Discover ghost stories, historic tours, Civil War history, pirates and more on a variety of walks through the city.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road | 843-884-2727
Features several military vessels, aircraft, Congressional Medal of Honor Museum and Cold War Submarine memorial.
79 Cumberland Street | 843-722-3767
Built in the late 1600s, the Powder Magazine was crucial to storage of powder for defense of the city. Features an exciting exhibit on early colonial Charleston.
Slave Mart Museum
6 Chalmers Street | 843-958-6467
Permanent exhibits narrate the African- American experience in Charleston and the SC Lowcountry from 1670 to the modern Civil Rights movement.
The Hunley crew was buried there last past year.
Preservation Society (Fall Tours)
Since 1920, The Preservation Society has been dedicated to preserving Charleston's unique architectural and cultural heritage. As the nation's oldest non-profit community and membership preservation organization, we invite you to learn more about the Preservation Society it's mission and programs.
Historic Charleston Foundation (Spring Tours)
Historic Charleston Foundation was founded in 1947 to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston's architectural, historical and cultural heritage. The Foundation seeks to achieve this through active advocacy, participation in community planning, innovative educational and volunteer programs, the preservation of properties, research, and technical and financial assistance programs.
188 King Street | 843-723-2266
In addition to specializing in the art of the Charleston Renaissance, Carolina Galleries also features contemporary paintings celebrating the region's continuing aesthetic evolution. A walk through the gallery, which has been widely featured in major national magazines, is equivalent to a journey through time, with works on display spanning from the 1890's to the present. Landscapes and genre scenes represent two centuries in Charleston art, with a primary focus on nineteenth and twentieth century masterpieces.
Charleston Ballet Theatre
477 King Street | 843-723-7334
Professional company offering a mix of contemporary and classical performances in various venues.
Charleston Crafts Gallery
87 Hassell Street | 843-723-2938
Features the work of 30 low country and statewide artists in a variety of media.
360 Meeting Street | 843-722-2996
Showcases cultural and natural history of South Carolina's coastal region, with fossils, Civil War artifacts, historic sites and a hands-on children's exhibit.
Charleston Stage Company
135 Church Street | 843-577-5967
Presents a full season of plays, musicals and youth theatre at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
25 Ann Street | 843-853-8962
An interactive learning environment where children can explore a shrimp boat, shop in the Charleston Market, discover castle life, splash in Water Wise and more.
City Gallery at Waterfront Park
32 Prioleau Street | 843-724-7175
This gallery exhibits work that is new and innovative.
City Hall Gallery
80 Broad Street | 843-868-8118
The gallery contains portraits of many important leaders, including one of George Washington by John Trumbull.
62 Queen Street | 843-722-9868
Exhibits both representational and abstract art, including works in progress.
Courtyard Art Gallery
149 East Bay Street | 843-723-9172
An established co-op of 15 award-winning artists with a variety of fine art originals and prints, handcrafted jewelry and pottery.
Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street | 843-577-7183
This theater combines the style of an early Georgian playhouse and the old Planters Hotel.
Edward Dare Gallery
31 Broad Street | 843-853-5002
Featuring a variety of original works by established artists. Gallery offers a collection of paintings, jewelry, woodworks, photography, glass and sculpture.
Ella Walton Richardson
91 Broad Street | 843-722-3660
Exhibits the works of American, Russian, Asian and European artists, with paintings, bronze sculptures and jewelry.
Eye Level Art
50 Queen Street | 843-278-2374
Local and international art by contemporary and abstract artists.
Fine Art Gallery on Market
125 Market Street | 843-853-2445
Fine art, bronzes, artisan jewelry and original paintings.
20 Queen Street | 843-722-7521
South Carolina's oldest continuously-operating theatre organization produces six main stage productions from August-May.
French Quarter Art Walk
Downtown Charleston | 843-577-7100
The French Quarter Art Walk lets you stroll the cobbled streets and discover over 500 artists. Look for the Charleston SC French Quarter Art Walk the first Friday in March, May, October and December.
Gallery Chuma, Inc.
43 John Street | 843-722-7568
Features Gullah art by Jonathan green and John Jones, including quilts, dolls, books, crafts.
Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street | 843-722-2706
The history of the Low Country through painting, sculpture, portraiture, landscape, photographs and more.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
68 Spring Street | 843-853-4651
The Karpeles Manuscript Museum houses the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world, with manuscripts rotating between the 7 locations.
Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art
39 Broad Street | 843-723-0303
Features fine art including original oils and acrylics, wood, bronze and glass sculpture, and fine art jewelry from national, international and local artists.
North Charleston City Gallery
3107 Firestone Road | 843-747-1087
Monthly shows feature a wide range of fine arts, crafts and photography from local and regional talent.
North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
5001 Coliseum Drive | 843-529-5050
Home to the Broadway Nights Series and other entertainment.
Richard James Galleries
231 King Street | 843-577-9122
Features a collection of original artwork from international, national and local artists.
9 Queen Street | 843-853-0708
Featuring painting, sculptures and photographs from local and regional artists.
Spencer Art Gallery I, II, & III
55 & 57 Broad Street | 843-722-6854
Galleries feature contemporary fine paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and marquetry by many artists in a range of styles.
215 East Bay Street | 843-722-1155
Exhibits original artwork from 18 of South Carolina's award-winning artists, including oils, watercolors, pastels, mixed media and photography.
17 State Street | 843-853-3233
Represents an eclectic group of contemporary artists from the United States who paint in a variety of styles and subject matters.
College of Charleston
The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The College was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and the oldest municipal college in the country. The founders of the college include three signers of the Declaration of Independence and three signers of the United States Constitution.
Art Institute of Charleston
The Art Institutes, comprise a system of over 30 schools across North America. They are committed to helping students achieve their goal of a career in the creative and applied arts and Culinary success.
Newsweek magazine and the Kaplan College Guide named The Citadel one of America's 25 hottest colleges in its 2006 College Edition. With more than 80 percent of its students returning each year, The Citadel enjoys one of the best retention records in the country.
Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling approximately 3,000 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the university's mission is promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment to all faiths.