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Sandlapper Tours, Inc. 

Tu - Su. Mar.-Oct.: History Tours, Nature Tours, Sunset Cruises, Haunted Harbor Ghost Tours – times vary. Interpretive history and nature tours with local historian and naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston Harbor. Frequent Dolphin Sightings. Corporate & Private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-27. 

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Fort Sumter Tours 

Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort while you enjoy breathtaking views of Charleston and her Harbor. Depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.

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South Carolina Aquarium 

Fun, wonder and education come together in one amazing experience when you visit the South Carolina Aquarium and participate in our interactive exhibits and programs. You’ll marvel at loggerhead turtles, sharks, otters, moray eels, alligators and more.

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Edmondston-Alston House

This beautiful home on Charleston’s High Battery affords a glimpse of early 19th century elegance, style and comfort. Built in 1825, the house contains Alston family furniture, silver, books and paintings. Three piazzas offer incredible views of Charleston Harbor. In 1861, General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter here.

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Thriller Charleston

1 hour, 25 miles, 40 passenger tour. Pass 5 forts – Johnson, Sumter, Wagner, Moultrie and Pickney and 2 lighthouses – Sullivan’s and Morris Island. Live narration, rock music and dolphin sightings as we cruise around the battery and go off-shore. 

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Gibbes Museum of Art 

Experience Charleston’s history through art! Come face to face with stories of the South Carolina Lowcountry as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photographs and more at Charleston’s signature art museum. Complimentary cell phone tour (using your own phone) is offered with paid admission. 

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Bulldog Tours

As seen on The Travel Channel’s “America’s Most Haunted Places”. Exclusive access to the Dungeon, Old City Jail, and one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards. Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour, Haunted Jail Tour, Dark Side of Charleston (Adults Only), and Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Tour. 

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The Charleston Museum 

America’s first museum showcases a variety of cultural and natural history artifacts that tell the story of the Lowcountry. Visitors will be transported back through time, viewing artifacts from ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton, to elegant costumes and Charleston silver.

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Heyward-Washington House

M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 1-5pm (last tour 4:30pm). Built in 1772, “Charleston’s Revolutionary War House” was the town-home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., Revolutionary patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Located in the original walled portion of the city, the house features magnificent Charleston-made furniture and a formal 18th century garden. Adults $10; children $5. Combination tickets available. 

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Charleston Stage Company

Charleston Stage, founded by playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional resident theatre company. At the Historic Dock Street Theatre, Charleston Stage presents a full season of plays, musicals and theatre-for-youth productions. 

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Charleston Pirate Tours

In authentic costume and accompanied by his parrot, professional storyteller Eric Lavender brings Charleston’s Golden Age of Piracy to life, leading you to the hangouts & "haunts" of pirates like Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny & Mary Read. Tours include the Powder Magazine. Take the tour Charleston Tour Guides take! Customized private & group tours available. General history step-on services also available. 

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Culinary Tours of Charleston

Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston and experience history through our Lowcountry Cuisine. Daily tasting tours introduce guests to tasty bites at many great “food finds”. Go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, bakers, artisan food producers, chocolatiers and specialty shops. 

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Schooner Pride 

Departs Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St. downtown Charleston. Sail historic Charleston Harbor aboard the 84’ PRIDE. Three mast Schooner is USCG certified for 49 guests. Two hour relaxing day and sunset harbor sails. Come work the sails! Call for rates, schedules, reservations or book online at Zerve. Private charters available. 

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Charleston Harbor Tours

Departs daily, mid-February through November from the Charleston Maritime Center, one block south of the Aquarium at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm. Relax aboard a 1920’s replica “Bay Steamer” passenger yacht, Carolina Belle, and discover the unique history of Charleston’s Harbor on a 90 minute live narrated, non-stop tour. 300 passengers. bor. 

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Candlelight Ghost Tours- Ghosts of the South
Join this tour company as it takes its guests into the heart of Charleston’s “haunted history”. Visit well documented sights that have been on the History channel and Discovery Channel. Tours offered year round. Mention this ad and receive $5 off every adult. 

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34th Annual Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
September 23 - October 24, 2010. Walking tours held on the peninsula of Charleston within the city's various historic neighborhoods. The Tours feature the interiors of architecturally significant privately owned homes, beautiful gardens, churches and public buildings of historic Charleston. All proceeds benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston.

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Alan’s Talk of the Towne
Panoramic views of the Market and the mansions South of Broad with a stop at the Battery, narrated by the most experienced guide in the industry. Two-hour tours include a visit to the Nathaniel Russell House or the Edmonston-Alston House. 

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Lesesne Tour Company

An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.
Eat, drink and be merry, just as the locals do, on this European-style pub crawl! Come explore history through Charleston’s most historic taverns and pubs. Sample traditional appetizers, Southern cocktails, and local micro-brews while hearing tales of Charleston from local guides. Reservations required.

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Anne Worsham Richardson – Birds I View Gallery 
Open M–Sa 10am–5pm. Anne Worsham Richardson’s exquisitely realistic wildlife paintings display a love of nature and art. Her original watercolors have been recognized internationally. Open for over thirty five years, the gallery at 119 – A Church Street exhibits paintings and prints “From Hummingbirds to Eagles.” 

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AquaSafaris Inshore & Offshore Fishing
25 years experience. Embarking from Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms, & Kiawah. Charleston’s best Inshore fishing for Redfish, Sea Trout, & Sheepshead to Offshore Fishing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and more! Rates include vessels, licenses, and everything needed to fish. 

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Charleston Wine and Food

BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®
The Charleston Wine + Food Festival®, March 3-6, 2011, celebrates the best that the city of Charleston, SC has to offer; a food culture rich in tradition, James Beard award-winning chefs and the third best city to visit in the U.S. 

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Black Cat Tours, LLC
Delve into Charleston’s haunted and alternative history! Join novelist and paranormal investigator Rebel Sinclair for a darkly romantic ghost tour; or take a joyful romp through Charleston debauchery with Mark R. Jones, based on his bestselling Wicked Charleston books. 

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Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present
Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year, culminating with the Lowcountry’s longest running holiday show, “the Charleston Christmas Special” – seen by thousands each year. Group sales available! 

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Chamber Music Charleston

Chai Y'all Tours
A founder of the SC Jewish Historic Society and registered guide reveals Jewish and Charleston’s unexpected storied history, sites and architecture. A“mechayeh” for families, elderhostels, and groups and featured as Southern Living’s Top 5 City Tours by private car, bus, or walk. Daily at your time and convenience. Availability by reservation, 843.556.0664. 

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Charleston 101
Let a fourth-generation Charlestonian walk you through the city’s history, architecture and culture. Mary Coy’s tours have been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine, and she is the author of four books about Charleston. Uniquely personal with no more than 12 tickets sold per tour. 10:45am F, Sa, M. $18. Reservations required. 

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Charleston City Marina 
Largest full-service marina in downtown Charleston. Annual or monthly leases and transient dockage. The MegaDock features a 3,000+ feet floating fuel dock. Bar, restaurant and convenience store on-site. Shuttle to downtown. HMY-Viking MegaDock Billfishing Tournament in July. On-site service by Charleston City Boatyard. 

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Charleston Convention & Group Services, Inc.
Our licensed and professional guides represent the most experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Call CCGS today for step-on guide service, private walking tours, educational programs, or a customized package for your group. Bilingual guides available. Member NTA and MPI. 

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Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association
Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association INC. is a member organization supporting art scholarship and education as they affect the quality of future thought and open-mindedness as well as the continued growth of Charleston as the cultural center it has been since colonial times. 

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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Tour
This is the only tour that can take you into Charleston’s oldest graveyard at night! Explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted historic district and hear stories of ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions. Reservations Required. . 
 
 
Charleston Harbor Tours / Palmetto Carriage Works Combination 
Tour Charleston by land and by sea with two of the most experienced and reputable tour companies in town. Includes 90 minute, live narrated harbor history tour and one hour carriage tour. Tours may be taken on separate days. Tickets may be purchased at either location: Charleston Harbor Tours - 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 charlestonharbortours.com or Palmetto Carriage Works - 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8145 carriagetour.com. 
 
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Charleston Harbor Tours Private Charters/Dinner Cruises for Groups
Charleston’s premier dinner ship for your group event. The Carolina Belle is a truly unique setting. From the climate controlled main deck inside to cruising under the stars, any event on Charleston Harbor is unforgettable. Private parties, dinners, receptions, rehearsal dinners, reunions. Groups from 25-250.
 
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Charleston Heritage Passport 
Discover Charleston’s “must see” historic and cultural sites while saving nearly 40% off regular admission – with the Heritage Passport! Passports are available ONLY at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., and are not valid for group admission. Visit our website for complete details.
 
 
Charleston Maritime Center
Located near the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston Maritime Center is the first of many projects in Charleston's long-range plan to redevelop and revitalize the historic waterfront and provide waters-edge access to its residents and visitors. Marina, facilities and more! 
 
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Charleston on Foot
Discover authentic Charleston with 7th-generation guide, Michael Trouche, an award-winning local author. See Charleston’s best with someone who knows the city best, featuring legendary architecture, gardens, ironwork, harbor landmarks, and cultural heritage. 10:30am & 2:30pm from 108 Meeting Street. $20/person, reservations required. 
 
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Charleston Pirate Tours
In authentic costume and accompanied by his parrot, professional storyteller Eric Lavender brings Charleston’s Golden Age of Piracy to life, leading you to the hangouts & "haunts" of pirates like Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny & Mary Read. Tours include the Powder Magazine. Take the tour Charleston Tour Guides take! Customized private & group tours available. General history step-on services also available.

 
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Charleston Sole
Join Charleston native and history expert Brian Simms for an in-depth walking tour of historic Charleston. See the sights of the Holy City from the ground up, from historic churches and elegant homes, to cobblestone streets and special stops along the way. 
 
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Charleston Spa Girls
We provide luxury spa services in your vacation rental. We create a unique spa experience in the privacy & comfort of your home or suite. Massage therapy, Body scubs & wraps, reflexology & facial massage treatments, family vacations, couple massage, girls weekends away! 
 
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Charleston Strolls Walk With History 
Featured in Southern Living, recommended by The New York Times and AAA Tourbook. This 2 hour tour is absolutely the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, antebellum homes, architecture, people, gardens, and culture. Reservations Recommended – 10 am Mon-Sat. Departs from the Mills House Hotel.
 
 
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
With downtown van pick-up for 2 to 15 people, Charlestonian guide takes discerning visitors by van to her friends' private homes and gardens. 9:30 to 12:30 tour ends with lunch served on original Cantonware at Laura's overlooking the Ashley River. Reservations: Laura Wichmann Hipp 843-577-5896. 
 
 
Charleston Tea Party Walking Tour
The 9:30 2 hour morning tour of the heart of the historic Old Walled City includes hidden nooks and crannies, and ends with tea in your guides little garden, a delightful informative memory to create in Charleston. For Reservations call Marianne Wichmann 843.722.1779
 
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Charleston Tours Inc. 
Charleston’s original plantation specialist offering “Gone with the Wind” guided plantation and city tours daily including African-American history influence, in all of our tours. Recommended by the New York Times and the late, great CBS journalist Charles Kuralt. Free hotel pick-up.


 
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Charleston Water Taxi
Running a continuous loop between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy the ride while the dolphins feed alongside the boat. A round trip takes approximately one hour. Bikes and pets welcome. Unique photo opportunities of the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, U.S.S. Yorktown and Charleston’s unique skyline.
 
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Charleston's Best Tours, LLC
Get spooked with Charleston's Best Tours walking nighttime ghost tour as seen in AAA Magazine! Our career guides will share site-specific, well-documented stories and other recent sightings. The only ghost tour with the same location and local people since 1999! 
 
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Charleston's Finest Historic Tours
Our family has been living SC history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you! Combine our historic city tour (10:30am) with the (12:30pm) Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for the #1 tour value in Charleston. Free downtown pick up. 

 

 
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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Navigate eight hands-on exhibits that combine playing and learning! Race boats down rapids, take the helm of the CML Pirate Ship or climb to the top of our Medieval Castle. Unlimited adventures for children and families! $7 admission. 

 
 
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Classic Carriage Company 
Experience Charleston's rich history with our knowledgeable licensed tour guides as they take you on a residential tour through historic downtown Charleston. Carriages for private tours, weddings, large groups available. Discount rates/combo tours offered. "Race to Savings" information on our website.
 
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COCO VIVO Fine Art & Design
Featuring original works by nationally known plein air artists, Mitch Billis, Roger Milinowski, Tony van Hasselt, Richard Hasenfus ,Angela Trotta Thomas, Ron and Monique Parry. Also works by wine artist, Rodney Huckaby and local artist Pamela Bledsoe. Full-service interior design studio.

 
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Courtyard Art Gallery
Celebrating 25 years in Charleston this artists-owned gallery features fine art originals and prints, photography, pottery, jewelry and wood turnings by award winning artists. The many styles ad mediums of the Courtyard artists will make this gallery one of your favorites.

 
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Croghan's Jewel Box 
Located in an 18th Century building, this unique shop is a menagerie of designer and estate jewelry, beautiful antique silver and unusual gifts. Specializing in exquisite ideas for events. Over 100 years on King Street and is the place for locals to shop.
 
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Doin' the Charleston Tours, Inc. 
Departs daily from Charleston Visitors Center at 9:30am, Noon, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm (4:30pm Daylight Savings only). Stops at the Battery. 90-minutes with laser-disc images and music. Native Charleston guide with 20 years experience. AAA approved. #1 by National Geographic Traveler. Combo specials! Free pick-ups from city lodgings and marina. Not recommended for small children. AAA discount. Group rates. 
 
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Dulles Designs
We are your South of Broad address for exquisite custom wedding invitations, fine stationery, save the dates, creative shower and rehearsal dinner invitations, ceremony programs, personalized napkins and cups, and much more… Etiquette advice is complimentary with every order.
 
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Edward Dare Gallery
Edward Dare Gallery on Broad Street’s Gallery Row features landscape, figurative, architectural & still life paintings plus exquisite pottery, jewelry, glass and bronze sculpture – all by some of the most sought after artists in the low country & accomplished artists from across the nation. 
 
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Fort Sumter National Monument 
Open daily except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours vary according to the season. Concessionaire ferries depart from Liberty Square in Charleston and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. America’s most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. A powerful symbol to both the South and the North, Fort Sumter remains a memorial to all who fought to hold it. The fort may be visited by private boat or by ferry boat. Correspondences should be sent to park headquarters at 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482. 
 
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Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and admission is free. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. This state-of-the-art facility is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter, serving as an interpretive education center for the National Park Service to communicate the significance of Fort Sumter and its history. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War. 
 
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French Quarter Gallery Association
The French Quarter Galleries, the oldest association, was established twenty-two years ago. These local artist have become known nationally and internationally. In the original walled city, the French Quarter, plays host to art walks, private showings and public receptions. 
 
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Friends Of The Hunley 
In 1864, the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat submarine and then mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was recovered from the sea in 2000. See history unfolding during weekend tours of the Hunley. For tickets, call 1.877.4HUNLEY. For weekday large group tours, call 843.744.1488. 
 
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Galleons Lost
Galleons Lost, Charleston's authentic pirate treasure gallery, offers museum and investment quality maritime treasure, shipwreck coins, highly collectable gold jewelry and weaponry, historic commodities and rare objects from spice routes to China dated back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
 
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Gallery Chuma, Inc.
Features investment grade Gullah Art by Jonathan green and John Jones. Jonathan Green art has appreciated by over 900%. Gullah quilts, dolls, books, crafts. Gullah Tours start and end at the gallery. Meet owner and artist Mr. Chuma for a personal tour.
 
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Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
A trip to Charleston is not complete without a stroll down gallery row on Historic Broad Street. Once Charleston's banking and legal center, now blooming with art and culture. Gallery Row is lined with galleries filled with locally, nationally, and internationally known artists. 
 
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Gold Creations
Celebrating our 35th year in the Historic City Market. Visit our 300 square feet of unique Fine Jewelry, over 1,000 14K Gold and Sterling Silver Charms, including Charleston Charms, Sterling Gate Jewelry and the ever popular Sterling Charleston Rice Beads. 
 
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Gray Line Of Charleston 
Daily 9:30-3pm every 1/2 hour. America's premier sightseeing company, offers you quality and dependability with experienced guides relating the complete history of the area and its attractions. Tours depart daily, year-round from the Charleston Visitor Center and downtown hotels by reservation. Our tours are the most comprehensive.
 
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Gullah Tours 
Alphonso Brown, owner/guide. Gullah Tours explores the places, history and stories that are relevant to the varied contributions made by black Charlestonians. Adults $18, $15 middle and high school students, $12 elementary students. Reservations suggested.
 
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Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC 
M-Sa 10-5pm. French Quarter of historic Charleston. Specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including renowned Southern painter, West Fraser. The varied collection of work mingles impressionistic landscapes, maritime paintings, still lifes and more.
 
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Historic Charleston 63rd Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens
March 18, 2010 - April 17, 2010. Experience the intimate charm and elegance only rarely seen inside Charleston's private, residential garden gates and doorways. 
 
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Holy City Tours
Charleston’s best variety of walking tours. “The Battery Walk” is simply a must for any visitor. Want Charleston’s complete story? Choose the “Walk Through History” or our “Sunset Tour”. Also, don’t forget we offer “The Best Ghost Tour in Charleston”. 
 
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Innisfail
Enjoy Innisfail's charm while basking in the beauty of Charleston from the water. Accommodating up to 60 passengers for Harbor adventures and intimate dinners beneath the stars. A picturesque setting for corporate events, weddings, specialty parties and more. 
 
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Jacques' Antiques
We specialize in 17th through 20th century fine European Antiques, particularly French and Italian. You will be able to find more than 500 pieces of furniture and accessories of marvelous craftsmanship that we selected ourselves in Europe for their beauty and authenticity. 
 
 
Janice Kahn Tours
For visitors who want an outstanding private tour for their interests and time. 38 years of experience and knowledge of stories, sites and secrets are shared with wit charm and enthusiasm like a special friend by private car, walk, step-on or speaker. Daily at your time and convenience. Availability by reservation, 843.556.0664. 
 
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Jimmy Buffett 's Margaritaville Store of Charleston
Searchin' for your lost shaker of salt? Visit the Margaritaville Store in historic downtown Charleston for a wide variety of island inspired goods as unique and creative as Jimmy Buffett himself; from apparel and footwear to pirate novelties and Parrothead gifts. Open daily.
 
 
John Gibson Company
Buy and sell estate jewelry. American, English, and French Furniture, and Antiques. 2 large stores with 37 years in business, and over 15,000 square feet. We buy estates! 
 
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Joint Venture Estate Jewelers 
Established in 1990, specializing in consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry and watches. Our collection spans decades and includes platinum engagement rings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek, many unique one of a kind pieces. All manner of fine jewelry and watch repair done on-site. 
 
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Julia Santen
The southeast's preeminent dealer in original vintage posters. The collection includes Belle Époque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Subject matter is only limited to your imagination-wine, cookies, movies and theater-it's all here. We do not sell reproductions. 
 
 
Karpeles Manuscript Museum 
W-Sa 11am-4pm. Houses the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world (more than 1 million). Philanthropist David Karpeles supports seven museums across the nation and his collection ranges from Ancient Egypt to the Apollo moon landing. Free.
 
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Kids on King
Kids on King is Charleston's premier children's shop for unique clothing and toys. We feature clothing from size newborn to 16, and Charleston's largest selection for boys. We specialize in hand smocked clothing, toys, and shoes. 
 
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Lily
Lily is the newest addition to the shops at Kings Courtyard Inn. This charming shop features products by local artisans as well as handcrafted soaps, candies, cards, and gourmet goods. 
 
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M. Dumas & Sons
Outfitting lady and gentlemen Charlestonians since 1918. Home of the Original Charleston Khakis and seersucker suits. Quintessential Charleston clothier for three generations. 
 
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Mad River Bar & Grill
Located in the old Seamans Chapel in the Historic Market District. A neighborhood restaurant and bar with an "outdoorsy" feel. Enjoy every game on the 120" projection screen, one of the 14 plasmas, or on the new outdoor patio. Serving lunch, dinner and late night. Open 11:00am–2am daily. Brunch served Sunday, 11:00am-2:00pm.
 
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Magnolia Fine Arts
Magnolia Fine Arts features the academic paintings and drawings of traditional subjects as figures, still lipes, and landscapes by Curtis Phillips. Photographs by T. Christopher Gamble and showcasing the world renowned abstract artist "C.C." who's work can be found in collections around the world. 
 
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Market Street Saloon - Downtown 
There is no place like the Market Street Saloon! Our all female staff offers the best in BBQ & ice cold beverages and at night we rock the town with mix of country, top 40, and hip-hop all night long.
 
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MoonPie General Store
Chattanooga Bakery's first MoonPie General Store complete with an old fashion soda fountain. Adjacent to the popular open-air City Market. Factory-fresh MoonPies, icy-cold RC Cola, unique gifts, MoonPie apparel, gourmet foods, toys, folk art, ice creams, floats, widescreen TV's with MoonPie footage. 
 
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Neita's Charleston Vinaigrettes & Marinades 
Neita's Charleston Vinaigrettes & Marinades are the inspiring result of a cherished family recipe and a life altering experience. Heart healthy and palate pleasing they are ideal for the grill or dressing salads Elegantly packaged they make the perfect hostess, bridesmaid or holiday gift! 
 
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Old Charleston Walking Tours, LLC
The most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, pirate, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad). Try our new South of Broad walk, based on Pat Conroy’s hit novel.
 
 
Old City Market 
Open M-Su. Built in 1841, it features small shops, restaurants and a flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Hear the lilting dialect of Gullah ladies as they weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets. 
 
 
Old City Market 
Open M-Su. Built in 1841, it features small shops, restaurants and a flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Hear the lilting dialect of Gullah ladies as they weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.
 
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Old South Carriage Company 
Guides in Confederate uniforms will entertain you with historical facts and humor. Look for the red sash around the driver's waist – our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour. Satisfaction guaranteed. Beautiful English-style stable has easy loading ramp with handrail. 
 
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Old Walled City Walking Tours
See Charleston's Historic Sites with Al Ray, Charleston native and licensed guide for 29 years. Three tours offered, The Old Walled City Walk at 10AM, Glorious Architecture Walk at 1PM, and the Slavery and Freedom Walk at 4PM. Reservations Please!!
 
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Olde Towne Carriage Company
Get ready for an awesome experience - our guides will entertain and educate you. We are here to provide a perfect experience. We'll help with anything you need - weddings, groups, specialty tours and more. We'll design an event just for you. 
 
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Oxette USA
OXETTE's Flagship USA Store locally owned and operated is found only in Charleston at 258 King, Fashion District. An international brand for jewelry and watches designed to balance fashion trends and art using the finest sterling silver and 18K vermeil components.
 
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Pandora
Pandora celebrates women through a universe of handcrafted fine jewelry, designed to capture life’s unforgettable moments. Over 3,000 designs crafted of 14K and 18K solid gold, sterling silver, diamonds and precious gemstones can be combined, matched, layered and stacked creating a uniquely personal expression. 
 
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RTW
Opened in 1978, RTW is a Designer Women's Shop, offering the ultimate in personalized service and women's clothing. Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, and a stable of important American Designers are chosen for you. 
 
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Scentchips Charleston
Scentchips, the original wax potpourri, offers the finest in home fragrance. Scentchips will cover 3,000 square feet when melted and last for 5 years when used as potpourri. Create your own or select from over forty of our delightful blends. 
 
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Seeking Indigo
Art, Music, Fashion, Home and Wellness. An urban oasis in the heart of upper King St. celebrating products with a purpose. We support artists from around the world as well as Charleston's own backyard. Our wellness center offers ancient healing meets modern technology. Welcome to Seeking Indigo. Your doorway to new possibilities. 
 
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Seeking Indigo
Shop the world, practice Pilates, relax in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, get a massage and balance your energy all under one roof. Seeking Indigo brings Eastern-Western philosophy together in a contemporary mind-body-spirit concept. This ever-evolving creative environment celebrates traditions, products and wellness modalities from afar couples with authentic and local finds from Charleston's own backyard. 
 
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Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.
Explore Charleston’s Black history and Gullah / Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 ½ hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center. Adults $13 - $23 and children $10 - $18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner, guide & lecturer. 
 
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Smith Killian Fine Art
Featuring works by Lowcounrty painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith, and photographer Tripp Smith. Sculptures by Darrell Davis; paintings by Kim English and Susan Romaine are also available. 
 
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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 
The nation’s largest wildlife art and nature event , SEWE 2010 will feature 120 artists, presentations by Jack Hanna, Dock Dogs competitions, Bush Wildlife Sanctuary shows, retriever demos, children’s activities. Venues throughout downtown Charleston. Day tickets: $10-20; children 10 & under: free. VIP Packages available.
 
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Spoleto Festival USA
Internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with more than 120 performances by renowned artists and emerging performers in opera, theater, dance and chamber, symphonic, and jazz music. 
 
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Stella Nova Spa Salon
Find a world where your unique needs are met with personalized treatments and award-winning styling. Bath and beauty retail store & make-up studio: 292 King St., 843.722.9797. day spa & salon locations: West Ashley, 843.766.6233, Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, 843.884.3838, and Summerville, 843.875.7575.
 
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Sugar Snap Pea
Our goal at sugar snap pea is to celebrate you and your child. From innovative gear to the most fashionable childrens' clothing and the highest quality toys on the market, there's something for every mama! 
 
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The Brass Pirate
Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Charleston's only Pirate Shop! The largest collection of statues, bottle holders, spy glasses, telescopes, wide variety of brass, compasses, knot boards, clocks, fine oil paintings, pirate t-shirts, ball caps, and jewelry. Daily treasure hunts – great way to see historical downtown Charleston!
 
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The Charleston Library Society
M-F 9:30am-5:30pm; Sa 9:30am-2pm. Established December 28, 1748 by seventeen young gentlemen of various trades. The Charleston Library Society paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770 and provided the core collection of artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum. 
 
 
The Historic Dock Street Theatre 
Built on the site of one of America’s first theatre buildings (1736), the present theatre, built within the walls of the Planters Hotel (1809), is a recreation of a Georgian Playhouse. Hand carved cypress interior and the crown jewel of Charleston’s cultural life. Closed for renovations - re-opening in 2010.
 
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The Preservation Society of Charleston Book & Gift Shop
The oldest community membership based preservation organization in America. Featuring fine books and gifts relating to Charleston's history and architecture. Proceeds, from the shop and the Annual Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens, further the Society's purpose of fostering the preservation ethic. 
 
 
The Shops Of Historic Charleston Foundation
Daily: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm. Peruse our gifts, furnishings, home accessories, jewelry and the city’s largest bookstore dedicated to local culture, cuisine, gardens and history. Many items produced by fine manufacturers under the license of Historic Charleston Foundation. All purchases support the foundation’s mission to preserve Charleston’s architecture, history and culture. 
 
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The Silver Puffin/Bartons
An award-winning destination store with charming gifts and distinctive home accents handpicked from around the world. Glassware, tableware, jewelry, work by local artisans, quality toys, gift baskets and conference welcome bags, gourmet foods and candy, plus really cool stuff you won't find anyplace else. 
 
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The Sophia Institute
Offering retreats, lectures and special events featuring nationally and internationally renowned authors and teachers. Presenters include Sue Monk Kidd, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson and others. The Sophia Institute is a source and beacon in today’s world for profound transformation and unlimited spiritual growth. 
 
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The Sound of Charleston
Experience the sounds that define this most charming and historic of cities - jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, Civil War songs and colonial era classics - coming to life in historic spaces during a 75 minute concert.
 
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The Spa at Charleston Place
The Spa at Charleston Place exudes luxurious. Named “A Top 10 Spa for North America” by Conde Nast Traveler, The Spa offers signature spa services, including facials, massages and wraps all in a soothing and stress-free environment. 
 
 
The Underground Museum Walk
The artistic beauty of Charleston’s cemeteries is brought to life & seen only in this special daytime walking tour featuring rare and outstanding 18th & 19th century monuments, ironwork, architecture, horticulture, legends, personages and history in an entertaining and educational style. For pre-arranged groups. Daily at your time and convenience. Availability by reservation, 843.556.0664. 
 
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Theater 99
Charleston’s home for improv comedy! No scripts! All improv! SC’s only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different from the last. Where the locals go! Non-smoking, in-house bar. 

 

 


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