Charleston

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The Ordinary, Courtesy Andy Cebulka

Charleston has always played host to a melting pot of cultures, from its early days welcoming people of all backgrounds and faiths including Anglicans, Huguenots, Baptists, Quakers and Jews. The city was also the site of major battles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. In 1776, Charleston saw the Patriot’s first major defeat in the South; the first shots in the war of the States took place on Fort Sumter in 1861. Like a town frozen in time, Charleston boasts numerous examples of how the South’s wealthy lived and socialized for over three centuries. This mecca of early American architecture must be the world’s only place where residents would move into the city during the year’s hottest months (in order to escape malaria scares in the swampy Carolina bogs), thus creating architecture specifically designed to battle heat, decades before cooling systems were invented. Long, narrow houses, with multiple windows and verandas including second-floor balconies were instituted to make the most of ocean breezes and put distance between the owners and the hot kitchens. Contact Indagare’s Bookings Team for help arranging Charleston tours by land, by sea, or by horse-drawn carriage.

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Battery<\/div><\/div>","coordinates":"32.7708318,-79.92856440000003","type":"current","show":1},{"id":57004,"title":"Aiken-Rhett House","content":"<div class=\"markercontent\" id=\"markercontent-57004\"><h3><a class=\"more\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.indagare.com\/destinations\/north-america\/american-south_region\/charleston\/downtown-charleston\/activities\/aiken-rhett-house\">Aiken-Rhett House<\/a><\/h3><div class=\"popup-address\">48 Elizabeth St.<\/div><\/div>","coordinates":"32.79144610000001,-79.93480899999997","type":"current","show":1},{"id":57002,"title":"Joseph Manigault House","content":"<div class=\"markercontent\" id=\"markercontent-57002\"><h3><a class=\"more\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.indagare.com\/destinations\/north-america\/american-south_region\/charleston\/downtown-charleston\/activities\/joseph-manigault-house\">Joseph Manigault House<\/a><\/h3><div class=\"popup-address\">350 Meeting St.<\/div><\/div>","coordinates":"32.7889875,-79.93537750000002","type":"current","show":1},{"id":57000,"title":"Heyward-Washington House","content":"<div class=\"markercontent\" id=\"markercontent-57000\"><h3><a class=\"more\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.indagare.com\/destinations\/north-america\/american-south_region\/charleston\/downtown-charleston\/activities\/heyward-washington-house\">Heyward-Washington House<\/a><\/h3><div class=\"popup-address\">87 Church St.<\/div><\/div>","coordinates":"32.7752963,-79.92930179999996","type":"current","show":1},{"id":56998,"title":"Fort Sumter National Monument","content":"<div class=\"markercontent\" id=\"markercontent-56998\"><h3><a class=\"more\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.indagare.com\/destinations\/north-america\/american-south_region\/charleston\/off-the-beaten-path-charleston\/activities\/fort-sumter-national-monument\">Fort Sumter National Monument<\/a><\/h3><div class=\"popup-address\">1214 Middle St., 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