One of America’s oldest cities, Charleston remains among its most elegant—and in no season are its charms more apparent than in the springtime. But beyond the colorful mansions and quaint cobblestoned paths of Rainbow Row, gardens filled with jasmine and magnolia trees, soft-sanded beaches and fantastic local restaurants, Charleston is a living museum of early urban planning and culture—as well as the dark side of our nation’s founding, on the backs of enslaved Africans. This Insider Journey offers the chance to meet with the historians, architects and experts who are bringing their stories to light, with a hard-hat tour of the new International African American Museum, behind-the-scenes visits to preserved plantations and meetings with the directors of the Historic Charleston Foundation, for a springtime awakening that will bring fresh connections and new perspectives.
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What to Expect
Itinerary highlights include:
- Enjoy the many charms of Charleston during the springtime, with a special focus on history, culture and architecture—all while based at the Indagare-adored boutique property The Dewberry, in the company of one of Indagare’s senior team members.
- Get the first look at the brand-new International African American Museum with a behind-the-scenes hard-hat tour. A landmark project over 20 years in the making, located on the former site where over 40 percent of all slaves were brought to the Americas, the museum explores the resilience and diversity of Africans in the Americas and celebrates how their cultures and experiences have shaped America today.
- Meet Grahame Long, an acclaimed author and the Director of Museums at the Historic Charleston Foundation, for private tours of the preserved Nathaniel Russell House and the Missroon House, the headquarters of the foundation.
- Join local historians and architecture experts for an authentic understanding of life in antebellum Charleston, with private tours of the Aiken-Rhett House (one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation), the Magnolia Plantation house and garden and Charleston’s historic district.
- Experience a taste of Gullah-inspired cuisine and music on the historic Mosquito Beach.
- Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions.
Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.
Length4 days / 3 nights
Type of TravelerIntellectuals , Art Lovers , Foodies