Spend a weekend exploring the American past in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and many of the historical buildings and places have survived. The Andrew Pinckney Inn, a boutique Charleston hotel, was built in the 1840s and features classic British West Indies style architecture from the period. The hotel’s 37 luxury rooms have been renovated and updated to have all the modern conveniences including flat screen TVs and wireless high-speed internet access. But if you’d like to step into the American past for a few hours and learn some great history, check out these attractions:
Old Exchange and Provost- the Old Exchange & Provost building was constructed in 1771 as the New Exchange and Customs House and is recognized as South Carolina’s most historic building. Tour guides dress as colonials and talk about pirates, the American Revolution and the constitution.
Confederate Museum – Currently run by the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Confederate Museums houses some amazing artifacts from the Civil War. There is a large room full of Civil War relics like uniforms, weapons, paintings and more. If you are a Civil War buff or would like to know a little more, then the Confederate Museum is a great place to visit.
Edmondston-Alston House – This gorgeous antebellum mansion was built in 1825 and commands a wonderful view of Charleston Harbor. Legend has it that General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter in 1861 from the porch of the house. General Robert E. Lee even stayed a night in the house during the beginning of the civil war. The house holds several old artifacts and antique furniture
All these great historical attractions are located within a few minutes walking distance of the Andrew Pinckney Inn. If you want a taste of historical Charleston life, then contact the friendly staff at the Andrew Pinckney Inn to book your stay.