;
 

What to See & Do

Hoist a sail or hear a ghost tale. Barrier island recreation or tour a plantation? The number of activities unique to the Charleston area is incredible. Your guests will be thanking you for such a fun, authentic and memorable meeting, so go ahead-take a bow.

Things to Do

The city's most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved and stabilized. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased.
Come aboard The USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American Heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today.
Our team of licensed guides represent the most knowledgeable and experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Contact our friendly staff today for step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs, or customized packages. Bilingual guides available; Member NTA & ABA
As Charleston's #1 family destination, the South Carolina Aquarium is home to playful river otters, North America's tallest tank and the state's only Sea Turtle Care Center. The Aquarium's unique location on Charleston Harbor provides the perfect backdrop for corporate and private functions.
Charleston's top rated harbor tour. Enjoy over 75 points of interest including The Battery and Fort Sumter. Dolphin sightings are quite common and fun for everyone! Full bar and snacks on board too! Operates Feb - December.
Enjoy your tour of Charleston's rich history from the comfort of our fleet of specially designed, air-conditioned buses. Every tour is led by one of our licensed, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Special group tours and rates are available. Just be sure to ask!
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company in Charleston, SC. Still family owned and operated, the company offers guided horse and mule-drawn tours of Charleston's historic district for visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior with elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city’s elite. $12.
Voted "Charleston's Best Tour Company" since 2010, Bulldog Tours is Charleston’s premier walking tour company offering history, food and ghost tours. We have exclusive access to the Pre-Revolutionary Dungeon, the Old City Jail, and Charleston’s oldest and most notable graveyards. We also specialize in custom and special interest tours. Let us help you make the most of your Charleston experience.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is home to a premier collection of American art that connect Charleston's rich cultural heritage with the city's vibrant contemporary arts scene. The museum also hosts 6 - 8 special exhibitions each year.
Engage with a movement of women empowering women. Ibu partners with women artisans globally, celebrating their imagination and skill and putting money in their hands in life-changing ways. Schedule a private event at our showroom, design studio, and rooftop terrace. Customize with global menus and live performances, while learning about the Ibu's mission and foundation. Shop Ibu's collections, and receive a 15% discount.
SpiritLine Cruises, locally grown and owned since 1961, offers the only tour of Charleston's harbor that features a licensed tour guide. Step aboard for our 90 minute tour cruising past landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the Battery and Castle Pinckney. Charleston is a city with a rich maritime history-what better way to explore her than from the water!
Visit Charleston’s ONLY National Park! Fort Sumter Tours, the official concessionaire for the National Park Service, offers the only tour to stop at historic Fort Sumter. Enjoy a harbor cruise on your way to the island fort. Step back in time as your walk the in the footsteps of Confederate and Union soldiers.
Join us aboard Charleston’s only, 3 mast tall ship. Perfect for team building, relaxing sunset charters and dolphin sails. Modeled after 18th century coastal trading ships, the Pride is a truly unique experience. Groups up to 49.
Tour Charleston by land with Adventure Sightseeing minibus tours. We offer city tours, plantation tours, custom tours and transportation. Showcasing the beauty and history of Charleston for over 35 years!
Charleston Strolls is the leader in educational & group tour planning services. Offering step-on guides, walking tours, plantation tours, special events, private homes & garden tours, specialty tours, and scavenger hunts. Charleston’s premier tour service company since 1979.
Let Charleston Harbor Tours plan the perfect event for you! Choose from one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels to host your group. With capacities from 49-300, we can provide an unforgettable experience on harbor!
Explore Charleston’s most prominent Victorian cemetery. Magnolia Cemetery is home to 35,000 permanent residents including generals and soldiers, politicians, and socialites.
Invite your group to walk, talk and taste their way through Charleston! In addition to our daily food tours, we offer private, custom tours to immerse your group in the story of the Lowcountry's culinary history, bountiful ingredients and the talented chef's who bring it all together. Voted "Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston" by Southern Living.
Take your Corporate, family Reunion or Bachelor/Bachelorette party to the next level with a custom fishing tournament designed just for your group with trophies and prizes for up to 60 people.
Charleston's premier tour company since 1983. Old South offers carriage and walking tours - both historic and haunted - all narrated by certified guides. Public and private tours available, along with transportation for events and weddings.
Corporate gifts from Croghan's Jewel Box – we make your job easy by providing traditional, personalized Charleston gifts with stories about the lowcountry. Enhance your clients visit to this wonderful city! We'll help you select gifts that will be enjoyed for years to come.
The Spa at Charleston Place offers a full-service retreat in the heart of Charleston. Renew your spirit and rejuvenate your body with our range of indulgent treatments including massages, body wraps, facials, pedicures, and more.
Discover Charleston’s storied past and tideland treasures aboard Sandlapper Tours 45-foot catamaran (max 49 passengers). Personalized tours scheduled daily with group rates include history and nature tours, sunset cruises, beach parties, haunted harbor ghost tours, and popular Lowcountry Boil. For smaller groups, our skiff (max 11 passengers) offers a variety of customizable charters.
Madison Mathews is a resort wear brand designed in Charleston, South Carolina and made in India using traditional artisan techniques. We create limited numbers in each style. Our cotton, linen and block print dresses are classic and timeless.
Offering daily public harbor tours perfect for groups and parties. Learn the 300+ years of history that has helped shaped one of the busiest ports on the east coast. Stunning views of Fort Sumter and the Ravenel Bridge. Private tours available too!
The Alley offers an entertainment experience unlike anything in Charleston! In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the venue features private event spaces for groups of 10-450, 150-seat restaurant, 10+ television screens including 2 projectors, classic American menu, and outdoor seating. The Alley has everything for a fun afternoon or evening under one roof!
America's first museum showcases a variety of fascinating artifacts that tell the story of Lowcountry cultural and natural history. Whether you have an interest in early Southern furniture, historic textiles or the Civil War, the Charleston Museum has something for everyone in your group!
Let us custom design a tour for you and your group. The Preservation Society of Charleston has access to the finest private houses and gardens in Charleston and the Lowcountry. Open the door so you can step into our history.
The Sound of Charleston presents the music of Charleston's history from Gospel to Gershwin, Jazz to light classics, and music of the Civil War. Presented in historic Circular Congregational Church. Weekly 75 minute concerts. Additional shows can be added. Call Bill at 843.270.4903.
Joyful, meaningful jewelry that empowers a woman to feel her highest sense of self. Visit us to design Custom Charm Jewelry & shop collection. Book group shopping experiences.
From walking tours to all-day, motorized excursions, we customize tours to cover your interests. Appearances: Today Show, Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime, Syfy, Fox Network, NPR, and PBS. Group clients say: "Solid historical information with great fun" "Best tour guides I have ever had."
Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting -- clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation and a la carte appetizers, drinks, and desserts – great for group entertainment and team-building. One-half block off the City Market. Featuring Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery, Sherlock's Other Brother by a Southern Mother, Murder at the Redneck Reunion, and Mack Black: Ghost Detective.
In 1864 the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat sub and then vanished. Found over a century later, you can see this amazing artifact during weekend tours.
Original live theater in the heart of Charleston! Presenting high-energy musicals and innovative comedies throughout the year, we invite you to relax, unwind and laugh with friends. Fun drinks and savory bites are standing by. “Simply delightful” NYtheatre.com
Owned & operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s. Sights that will leave you breathless and tours that will leave you speechless.
The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the first dwellings built on Charleston's High Battery. Enjoy views of Charleston Harbor from the same piazzas where General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter. Family furniture, books, silver and paintings adorn the high-ceiling rooms.
Ruins of historic Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Hours vary throughout the year. Please call Fort Sumter National Monument for departure times, location and ticket prices. 843-883-3123
This state-of-the-art facility is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter, serving as an interpretive education center for the National Park Service to communicate the significance of Fort Sumter and its history. Exhibits provide an overview of the events leading up to the Civil War.
Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.
Charleston's Revolutionary War house was the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and now features remarkable Charleston-made furniture.
Charleston's only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included). Charleston's only 1600 sq ft showroom kitchen is the perfect setting for intimate private dinners, corporate or social events. www.chefbobwaggoner.com
Quality customized tours, with personalized attention, accurate information, old-fashioned charm, wit, inside secrets, and humor. Step-on guide, strolls, speaking engagements and more. Southern Living Top 5 Tours, CNN, Fodor's. Call 843.556.0664 and we'll chat.
Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture with a remarkable collection of early 19th century furnishings.
Corporate Wellness is much more than another step challenge. Raise the bar with a fun, private team-building sweat session for your squad at Rhapsody CrossFit! You are building a healthy culture - we are building healthy people. Let’s work together.
Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands tours. Group rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.
Filling Charleston's theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and music of all kinds, Spoleto Festival USA offers special savings for groups of 10 or more.
Drawing inspiration from elements of the Lowcountry, including the Southern native dewberry plant, we handcraft each signature treatment to include a luxurious blend of antioxidants, sea extracts and botanicals that nourish your mind, body and spirit.
No Scripts! All Improv! Charleston's home for improv comedy is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestions, making every show different from the last. There are shows every Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat nights. Reservations suggested.
Meet the Lid Lady at the Hat Man for a walking tour! History and historic gossip unfolds as we dive into the stories of Charleston’s past and present in the historic district.