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Charming Charleston, : where History and People come Together
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
Phone: 843-723-1159
Fax: 843-577-2067

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.


Known worldwide for its famous Avenue of Oaks, Boone Hall Plantation provides a peaceful respite. Visitors enjoy guided tours of the plantation house. Exhibits in the original slave cabins interpret the lives of the plantation workers. The cotton dock and continuously blooming gardens should be toured at one's leisure.

1235 Long Point Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-884-4371
or 800-468-8060
Fax: 843-884-0475


“As one of America's most historic destinations, the Charleston area offers tours and attractions that chronicle the stories of people and places dating back more than 300 years. Historic preservation is a point of pride for the people of the Low country. The dedication to preservation initiated by past generations and continued today has made Charleston's historic significance and beauty the main reasons visitors choose the area as a touring destination…”

Don’t miss Charleston, South Carolina.
Though be prepared for some difficulties in getting around it is still well worth it, if you love history and especially history of the south, then you have found your place!



Contact Information:
Charleston South Carolina
Convention and Visitors Bureau