400 McGrath Darby Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-1722
Fax: (843) 881-1723
Over the Ravenel Bridge from Charleston, off Coleman Boulevard at Shem Creek, where the shrimp boats are docked, visitors can stroll 2,200 foot (670 meter) of boardwalks to view 43 acres (17 hectares) of marsh land, Hummock Island and Charleston Harbor. There are commercial docks, where you can catch a ride by boat or buy fresh fish. The neighborhood is noted for its excellent seafood restaurants, marinas, nature tours and hotels. Visitors who come by car will find ample free parking and public restrooms. This is a great opportunity to take a close look at working boats, dine at one of the popular joints or purchase the day's fresh catch.
For those curious about the natural water wonders around Charleston, Nature Adventures take small groups on saltwater and blackwater tours. Experienced guides take you on guided expeditions of the wetlands and rivers via kayaks or canoes. Learn about the colonies of shorebirds and see colorful wildflowers, Native American ruins and old rice plantations. Two- and three-hour tours are offered. All day and overnight trips are also available. Check the website or call for more information. No experience is necessary.
Located across the harbor from Charleston, South Carolina's most historic city, Patriots Point is a par-72, championship golf course with the feel of the great links courses of Scotland. The layout is set on a secluded peninsula, surrounded by the waters of Charleston Harbor. The ever-changing wind that typically sweeps across the harbor also shapes the personality of the challenge from one round to the next. Patriots Point is known for the consistent quality of its putting surfaces, cooler temperatures in the summer months and the three beautiful, but challenging, finishing holes. Call for tee times.
The best way to explore South Carolina's coast is on kayak. Coastal Expeditions provides exquisite tours and services to complete your Mount Pleasant itinerary. Take a boat ride to Bull's Island with their friendly and nature-loving guides or be your own navigator aboard their rented kayaks to discover the mesmerizing beauty the town has to offer. Wildlife enthusiasts be on the lookout for alligators and exotic birds sightings. Whether or not you love the outdoors, these family-oriented excursions guarantee a fun and memorable time for all.
The Cooper Rive Bridge (officially known as the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge) connects Downtown Charleston with Mount Pleasant. Along the bridge's 1,546 feet (471 m) span, there are two separate lanes for running and biking. This is the perfect place to get some great exercise while looking over the beautiful harbor that the bridge crosses.
Don't miss Charleston Waterfront Park, on the East coast of the peninsula. Spanning over 1,000 feet along Charleston Harbor, this is a must-see for any walking tour of the city. Sit on one of several family-sized swings on the pavilion and watch ships come and go. Find an old-fashioned park bench in a shady spot and watch people stroll by as children romp on the large green lawns and run along the palm tree-lined walkways. Two enormous fountains invite children to splash and play in the cool waters.
An arena which has facilities for many sports like basketball, racquetball, volleyball and badminton. With an excellent hardwood floored basketball court, it is named after Head Men's Basketball Coach John Kresse. The arena has hosted many major tournaments and is buzzing with matches in many seasons. So do catch up with the latest basketball games in South Carolina.
The attack on Fort Sumter was Charleston's first experience in the Civil War, but certainly not the most vivid. In 1863, The Union and Confederate armies descended on the port city in a siege that virtually devastated the town. The tour was founded and is led by export tour guide who will introduce you to people, places and events that shaped that pivotal period of Charleston's history. Reservations are required and the tour is for groups of 20 people or more. Call for tour times.
Explore quaint cobblestone streets, colorful hidden gardens, secret passageways, churches, graveyards and magnificent mansions that represent Charleston’s fascinating past. Joyce Aungst brings Charleston to life with entertaining facts and tradition. Each walking tour is 2 hours with frequent rest stops. Joyce will share helpful photography tips and reveal the best angles to guarantee you professional quality results featuring: beautiful architecture, ironwork and public buildings, intimate traditions, events and characters, unique Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks, discover the "Walled City" of Colonial Charles Towne.
The Gateway Walk is a serene path that leads you through some of Downtown Charleston's best historical features. As you walk along the path, you take in a number of churches and graveyards, which are truly beautiful to behold. Unlike the busy streets, this path is perfect for a quiet stroll, shaded by moss draped live oaks. This is a real hidden gem, and an amazing way to explore Charleston.
The Karpeles library is the world's largest repository of original manuscripts and documents. David and Marsha Karpeles founded the institution in 1983 to encourage children to learn. It is one of nine branches nationwide. It is housed in a building dating back to 1791 and served as a Methodist church and a Confederate hospital. In addition to historical manuscripts, the museum in Charleston makes space available for school programs, art exhibits and community service. All library services are free.
Located at the southern end of the Charleston Peninsula where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers meet, this rectangular park is a historic landmark. In the 1720s, pirates were hanged there. During the American Revolution and War of 1812, it was a fort site and called Oyster Point because of the mounds of bleached oysters created by the Indians who had occupied the area. In 1837, it became a public garden. During the Civil War, it became known as the Battery, where fortifications were established. Today the beautiful park features oak trees, a gazebo bandstand, cannons and memorials. Parking around the perimeter is always free.