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The Old Charleston City Jail - A Historic Charleston Landmark

Posted on 31st Oct 2013
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

The Old Charleston City Jail - From its original construction in 1802 to 1939, the building located at 21 Magazine Street was utilized as a jail and insane asylum. With the exterior stucco now falling off and exposing the brickwork beneath, this medieval, gothic-like style building projects a foreboding, grim, and haunting presence. As if that was not enough, since its closing in 1939 , it has a history of strange, mysterious, and unexplained occurrences that continue to this day. It's considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the US.

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Fort Moultrie - Historic National Monument and SC Lowcountry Treasure

Posted on 10th Jun 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

Fort Moultrie, located on the south-west end of   Sullivan's Island   and adjacent to Charleston Harbor, stood as a vanguard against any that might attempt to threaten the South Carolina and US Atlantic coastline.

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BrookGreen Gardens - Beautiful, Unique, Awe-Inspiring

Posted on 23rd Jun 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Located on Hwy 17 in Murrells Inlet just south of Myrtle Beach and North of Pawleys Island, BrookGreen Gardens offer a plethora of scenes, trails, activities, and the largest exhibit in an outdoor setting of figurative sculptures by American artists anywhere in the world. It's unique as it is beautiful, majestic, and serene...

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Summerville - A Virtual Walking Tour Part 2

Posted on 15th Jul 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

... part 2 begins at the intersection of Sumter Street and West Carolina Avenue.  where another one of Summerville's famous Inns of the late 1800's stood and operated right up until the 1960's.  After the depression of the 1930's followed by World War II, Summerville's notoriety as a health resort and getaway for the world's...

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Summerville - A Virtual Walking Tour Part 3

Posted on 5th Dec 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

A Virtual Walking Tour Part 3 will pick up where A Virtual Walking Tour Part 2 concluded - Timrod Library. From the front of Timrod directly across the Street (Central Avenue) is the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Our first point of interest is outside the church. On the church grounds stands a monument that honors a woman of Summerville's history whose contributions have had a profound effect on the SC Lowcountry

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Town Halls of Summerville - Full of Character and Prominence

Posted on 5th Dec 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

Throughout Summerville's history there have been 4 town halls to include the current one .   These town halls have provided much more than simply a place for the Mayor's office, City Council, and the Chamber of Commerce.  They have also provided a venue for a variety of assemblies, parties, dances, and commemorations.

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Timrod Library of Summerville - 100th Aniversary

Posted on 13th Apr 2015
Category: Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Imagine Summerville 100 years ago. Hardly any paved roads existed, and horse travel was still a primary means of transportation. Only 50 years prior marked the end of the civil war. In 1888, just 21 years after the end of the war, the International Congress of Physicians in Paris...

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Charleston Tea Plantation - The Only Tea Garden in the US

Posted on 9th Aug 2015
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

It's unique, it's classic, and it's all American. In the heart of the Lowcountry nestled in the midst of the Lowcountry's protected and pristine Wadmalaw Island is the home of the only commercially producing tea farm in America - The Charleston Tea Plantation.

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