Charleston Landmarks and Monuments

(Charleston, South Carolina - SC, USA)

Given Charleston's long and prosperous past, there are a great number of historically significant landmarks and monuments to explore. Beautifully preserved houses top the list and while you could easily spend a whole day exploring these alone. Old oak trees and military memorabilia also figure highly in the Charleston area.

Be sure not to miss an opportunity to take a snap of Charleston's colorful Rainbow Row for the family album, without doubt one of the city's most iconic landmarks.

Pineapple Fountain

Address: Waterfront Park, Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
Tel: +1 800 868 8118
One of the most eye-catching fountains in the whole city, Charleston's famous Pineapple Fountain stands in Waterfront Park, in the downtown district. The Pineapple Fountain has become one of the city's most photographed landmarks and symbolizes hospitality.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to midnight
Admission: free

Edmondston Alston House

Address: 21 East Battery, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 722 7171
Charleston's Edmondston Alston House is a stately mansion built in the Federal style in 1825 and now partly open to the public for tours. The house showcases numerous family furnishings, books, silverware and paintings, as well as boasting superb views of the harbor.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:30, Sunday - 13:30 to 16:30, Monday - noon to 16:30
Admission: charge

Rainbow Row

Address: 83-107 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
This famous row of 14 brightly colored and privately owned houses dating back to the mid-18th century is one of the most photographed scenes in the city and a sight not to be missed. The row was originally Charleston's commercial hub.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Heyward Washington House

Address: 87 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 722 0354
Built in 1772, this majestic house has played host to several famous figures including George Washington and Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Charleston's Heyward Washington House is home to stunning period furniture along with the only historic kitchen in the city that is open to the public.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children under three free

Aiken Rhett House

Address: 48 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 723 1159
This beautiful mansion is one of the best examples of exquisite antebellum life you will find in Charleston. Built in 1818 and still resembling its 1858 appearance, when it was the abode of Governor William Aiken, highlights at the Aiken Rhett House include numerous original buildings and stunning furnishings, sculptures, paintings and antiques.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 14:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine

Address: 1250 Supply Street, Building 255, North Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 866 866 9938
Offshore from Charleston, the H.L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic in February 1864, kicking off the development of submarine warfare. The submarine was missing for over a century, before becoming one of the most popular naval artifacts in the country. Its final resting place is the old Charleston Navy Base, a place in itself well worth exploring.
Open hours: Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - noon to 17:00
Admission: charge, children under five free