What a place Charleston South Carolina is! It is beautiful, and steeped in history. I took a Gray Line Tour of the city and
it was fantastic. For limited mobility, the small buses were fine. If you require full accessibility, you need to let them
know 24 hours in advance to make arrangements.
There is so much to see in Charleston it could take you weeks to see it all. I suggest you plan out your trip, so you get
to see the things you want.
Though a carriage ride is charming, they are hard to get on but with help, you can make it happen if you have some mobility.
Many of the older buildings and homes you can only see the first floor because of the age of the house. In addition, many
homes have steeps up to the front door that can be daunting, though they do try to give you alternate entry.
Because of the age of Charleston, there was no ADA when this town was built. As long as you understand that before you visit,
your time there can be wonderful.
Charleston is a place where magnificent gardens peer out from behind 300-year-old iron gates, where you can hear a jazz concert
on the lawn of an antebellum plantation and where you can ride in comfort as you glide past Civil War sites.
There are many ways to tour Charleston by foot, by carriage, by van, by boat or by a combination of these methods. One of
your first stops should be The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau were staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Charleston is drenched in history, with such attractions as Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
The downtown area is well preserved and well restored.
There are so many wonderful places to see and I am just show casing a couple:
The Aiken-Rhett House
Hours of operation Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Aiken-Rhett House stands alone as the most intact complex of buildings showcasing urban life in antebellum Charleston.
Hear the words of Aiken guests, like famous Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chestnut, during the unique audio-tour. This house
has many steps but if you have limited mobility, it is well worth the visit.
48 Elizabeth St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Boone Hall Plantation
If you want to see a genuine Plantation then Boone Hall Plantation is the place. Just on the outskirts of Charleston, it is
an amazing place to visit. Though the roads are gravel and are difficult to traverse with your wheelchair or scooter, it still
is worth the effort. Go early as this is a bus-tour stop and has loads of tourists.