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  • Visiting Charleston

    A City You'll Fall In Love With

    Voted "Top City in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Charleston is adored and renowned for its hospitality, beauty, architecture, history, food, and culture. Check out some of our favorite things.

"This was our second stay at the KCI in the last two years. The inn is right in the middle of where we want to be - attractions and restaurants. I am sure we will stay here during our next trip to Charleston."

- TripAdvisor, 3/16/15

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The Fall Tour of Homes & Gardens

The historic beauty and charm of Charleston come alive this October as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you inside the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses. Experience firsthand the rich history of Charleston's culture, architecture and hospitality on The Fall Tours. Discover the stories of these magnificent residences and the people who have lived in them for centuries and learn why visitors from all over the world are still drawn to this special place today.

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Wild Game Dinner at Circa 1886

From the field to the grill, the arrival of fall means enjoying some of our favorite game meats. For this four course Wild Game Dinner, Chef Marc Collins will showcase some of his winning wild game recipes. Cost is $85 or $115 paired with wine.

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Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion

For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886.

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Kitchen 208

For outdoor dining with fast, casual breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, visit Kitchen 208- just steps away from our front door.

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82 Queen

Lunch al fresco in their serene courtyard is a must.

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What To Do: Staff Favorites

Tour the City

See and learn about the Holy City in the comfort of a bus.

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A Dawn or Dusk Walk South of Broad

Take in the early morning or evening beauty as you stroll South of Broad to the Battery and take in the stunning views of historic homes and the water.

A Barrier Island Eco Tour

Discover the natural plants and animals that make the barrier islands of Charleston their home.

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Places To See: Staff Favorites

Fort Sumter

Take a long, beautiful glimpse at Charleston's history at Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots of the Civil War.

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Drayton Hall Plantation

The oldest surviving Georgian Palladian architecture in the U.S. and the only plantation on the Ashley River to remain intact today. Drayton Hall is meant to be explored, discovered and treasured.

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Edmonston-Alston House

From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. Today, you can tour the home's public rooms, piazzas, Federal and Greek revival design, and the vast collection of family silver, decorative arts and furniture.

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