Things To Do In Downtown Charleston, SC

Carolina Aquarium

Carolina Aquarium downtown Charleston, SCThe Aquarium, jutting out 200 feet into the Charleston Harbor, offers a state-of-the-art environmental learning center that encompasses the entire spectrum of the Southeast Appalachian Watershed as found in South Carolina: the Mountains, the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain, the Coast, and the Ocean.  The Aquarium’s 93,000-square-foot building includes nine galleries featuring more than 5,000 amazing aquatic animals, from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles and American alligators, within approximately 50 exhibits.  Currently the Aquarium holds 6,243 specimens of animals within 350 species and 12,000 specimens of plants within 215 species. Read More 

Palmetto Carriage Works

Palmetto Carriage Works downtown Charleston, SCPalmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston, and has developed the greatest carriage experience in the city! A must on things to do in Charleston during your visit with us. During your one-hour, fully narrated tour through the streets of historic Charleston, your guide will recount the vibrant tale of the city’s exquisite history with over three hundred years of information. Also, your tour begins and ends in our Red Barn, so you can purchase drinks or snacks, use the restroom, and interact with our animals before your tour begins. Read More

Charleston Walking Tour

Charleston Walking Tour downtown Charleston, SCDiscover the charm and character of America’s most scenic and historic city with an acclaimed tour guide whose knowledge of Charleston traditions, heralded events, architecture, and cultural heritage is unsurpassed. Read More

Old Charleston Walking Tour

Old Charleston Walking Tour downtown Charleston, SCThis is the definitive tour of historic Charleston. Venture down thoroughfares and hidden alleys, to explore Charleston’s most historic sites that our experienced tour guides can show you best. Read More

Haunted Jail Tour

Haunted Jail Tour downtown Charleston, SCExperience a behind the scenes tour of The Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th century pirates and Civil War prisoners. The Old City Jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939 and most of the building’s original structures remain intact including the cells and warden’s quarters. The Haunted Jail Tour takes you through the cells, hallways and into the places where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. This is one of our most popular Charleston ghost tours. Read More

Ghost Walking Tour

Ghost Walking Tour downtown Charleston, SCEmbark on an eerie journey into Charles Towne’s haunted past as you stroll 18th and 19th century neighborhoods of the historic district.  Stories and legend of the unusual and supernatural are combined with the fun and fascinating history of our city. Tour is 1 1/2 hours chock-full of old stories and legends of paranormal experiences. See cemeteries. Hear about new sightings.  People continue to hear strange noises and see ghosts walking. They see movement in the shadows and lights move. They smell burning tobacco and brimstone. They lose things only to find them again hidden somewhere else and pictures fall from walls. Read More