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Charleston Area Museums and Cultural Attractions

The official slogan for Charleston, according to the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, is "Where history lives." As a result of Charleston's unique importance to the country as a Colonial, Revolutionary, Civil War, and general historical destination, visitors will find a multitude of museums and sites of cultural distinction throughout the area. We have included a selection of sites below.

(Rankings are based on the total number of attractions in each category.)

Attraction NameCommunity Last Updated
Charleston MuseumCharlestonNovember 14, 2007
Charleston Visitor's CenterCharlestonNovember 14, 2007
Dock Street TheaterCharlestonFebruary 13, 2010
Gibbes Museum of ArtCharlestonNovember 14, 2007
Old Exchange and Provost's DungeonCharlestonApril 29, 2008
Old Slave MartCharlestonNovember 19, 2007
Patriot's PointMount PleasantMay 27, 2009
Powder MagazineCharlestonNovember 14, 2007
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