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Historic Downtown Charleston Hotels and Architecture

Charlestons Houses on the Waterway

There are few cities in the United States that have the old-world charm of Europe better than downtown Charleston. While the city has modernized over the years, Charleston’s distinguished history and amazing architecture shine and harken back to early days of America. It’s impossible to walk through downtown Charleston and not notice the amazing antebellum houses or old gothic churches that dot the city. A vacation in Charleston isn’t perfect without an immersion into the city’s glorious past. Stay at a beautiful historic downtown Charleston hotel like the French Quarter Inn and bask in the city’s charm and luster.

Spend some time enjoying the beautiful architecture in the city with the Historic Homes and Architecture Tour. The tour is put on by Palmetto tours and features a plethora of amazing architectural styles that can be found in Charleston. This walking tour lasts about two hours and will take you past the amazing French Huguenot Church featuring a Gothic revival design, the Victorian architecture of Dayton House, the distinct Italianate styling of Calhoun Mansion and more. The tour will concludes with a tour inside the Edmonston-Alston House. This gorgeous regency style house was built in 1825 and enhanced in 1838 and features one of the most beautiful views of Charleston Harbor. Explore the huge public rooms and piazzas of this amazing antebellum mansion. Learn all about architecture with this great walking tour. Tickets are $18 for children 4-11 and $30 for adults and tours are available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 am.

This is one of the things to do in Charleston SC, so make sure to check it out during a vacation to the city. Stay at a beautiful award-winning downtown Charleston Hotel like the French Quarter Inn for a memorable trip. Their amazing accommodations and amenities are the perfect choice.

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