Charleston has one of the richest histories of any city in the United States. The city survived major bombardment during the American Revolution and then again during the start of the Civil War. Many historic buildings and plantations still exist in Charleston giving visitors a chance to glimpse into the American past.
If you love historical architecture and old buildings, then the Charleston and the Andrew Pinckney Inn are perfect for you. Our historic downtown Charleston hotel was built in the 1840’s right before the start of the Civil War. The building features classic British West Indies style architecture that was popular in Charleston during the period. The hotel’s 37 luxury rooms have been renovated and feature a modern American feel to them.
If you are looking for more classic architecture in Charleston, you should check out the old houses on rainbow row. The houses on the row are classic 18th-century Georgian townhouse construction, featuring a variety of brick and stucco exteriors. These houses have arched doorways, gambrel roofs with paneled wainscoting and architrave moldings inside. These houses had fallen into disrepair after the civil war until new owners purchased a section of these houses in the early 1900s and went about fixing them up and repainting them in pastel colors.
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens located just outside of Charleston in Mount Pleasant is another excellent attraction for history and architecture lovers. The house that sits there today is not the original wooden house that was constructed in the 1700s but the behind the house stands nine of the original slave cabins for the plantation dating back to 1790-1810. There is also a smoke house dating back to 1750, the Cotton Gin house from the 1850s that are still located on the property. The house that currently sits there was built in the early 20th century in the Colonial Revival-style. The plantation is on the oldest plantations still in operation as it has been producing crops for 320 years, and the plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you’d like to come see any of these places, schedule your stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn today. Our first-class hotel rooms and luxurious amenities make us one of the premier boutique Charleston Hotels.