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Avian Conservation Center for Birds of Prey

Posted on 27th Aug 2013 06:42:26
Category: Tours, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM tours are available to the public. If you like birds, learning about them and watching them in flight, you'll want to plan a visit and take the tour of a lifetime. A one of kind experience that is second to none.  The world renown Jack Hanna had this to say about it, "I have traveled worldwide and seen countless centers and this is the absolute best of its kind I have ever seen anywhere."Jack Hanna...

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Charleston Downtown - An Exciting Historic Southern US City

Posted on 18th Oct 2013 20:47:18
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

Having lived within the Charleston and Low Country area for most of my life, one would think that visits to the downtown area would eventually become mundane. To the contrary, whenever I have the opportunity to walk the downtown streets, I experience the...

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The Old Charleston City Jail - A Historic Charleston Landmark

Posted on 31st Oct 2013 17:12:34
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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Charleston Culinary Tours - History, Food, Drink, and Southern Hospitality

Posted on 20th Mar 2014 04:52:14
Category: Tours, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

Charleston Culinary Tours LogoThis was an afternoon of exquisite dining, meeting new friends, and a wonderful opportunilty to get a taste of some of Charleston's unique and superb culinary delights from some of Charleston's most prestigious chefs and restaurants. There are 4 different and completely unique tours from which to choose. Each as unique and exciting as the others. We chose the "Downtown Culinary Tour" and enjoyed a remarkably wonderful time. The other available tours are Upper King Street Culinary Tour; Chef's Showcase At The Farmer's Market Culinary Tour; and The Chefs' Kitchen Tour.
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Fort Moultrie - Historic National Monument and SC Lowcountry Treasure

Posted on 10th Jun 2014 12:22:41
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 09:29:29
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 08:24:23
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 Trolley - Good Eats Tour on The Sweet Tea Trail

Posted on 19th Oct 2014 10:12:33
Category: Tours, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

To start things off, Doctor Ed West presented a historic overview of Summerville in the rear conference room of the Summerville Museum. His insight and colorful depiction of past and present set the foundation for an enjoyable and informative tour. Our tour guide on the trolley was Barbara Lynch Hill, Author of the Book...

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