|Charleston Tourism, History, and Preservation
City of Charleston
Official website for the city government providing information about local events and activities, as well as a brief history of the city.
Historic Charleston Foundation
One of two local preservation organization, this site provides information about their programs, special events, and properties owned and operated by the Foundation.
Preservation Society of Charleston
The website of the other local preservation organization contains information about their activities, tours, special events, and retail shop.
South Carolina Archives and History Center
The website of the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.
South Carolina Historical Society
South Carolina's statewide non-profit group providing information about their research facilities, on-line historical and geneological resources, catalogues and magazines.
Charleston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
A wealth of useful information for visitors to Charleston including transportation, lodging, dining, tours, recreation, and an events calendar.
South Carolina Heritage Corridor
The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor extends 240 miles across South Carolina, stretching from the mountains of Oconee County, along the Savannah River, to the port city of Charleston. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1996 as one of a select number of National Heritage Areas -- the 14 counties of the corridor offer a cross-section of the state's history, culture, and natural landscapes.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.
Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
Charleston SC Digital Library Project
The South Carolina Digital Library offers free access to historic materials, such as photographs, manuscripts, journals, books, oral histories, objects, etc. illustrating the history and culture of South Carolina from over 40 cultural heritage institutions across the state. Over 200,000 items have been added so far.
Vintage Charleston Illustrated
This is a brilliant depiction of historic Charleston with various vintage views of the Charleston peninsula "then and now". Priceless antiique maps can be viewed in high resolution.
National Historic Landmarks
This website is dedicated to the National Historic Landmarks program, established to identify and protect places possessing exceptional value in illustrating the nation's heritage. Only 3 percent of the properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places are designated as National Historic Landmarks, including 15 sites on this Charleston itinerary.
Jenkins' Orphanage Band
The Jenkins' Orphanage was located in the Old Marine Hospital from 1895 to 1939. To raise funds for the orphanage, this band was organized in 1895, and their music linked ragtime, march and jazz. This site also has information on African American education.
Fort Sumter National Monument
The National Park Service is responsible for the preservation and interpretation of this important Civil War fort.
Fort Moultrie National Monument
National Park Service programs at Fort Moultrie interpret two centuries of seacoast defense.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
This unit of the National Park Service was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's role in the development of the United States Constitution; his plantation, Snee Farm; and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.
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