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Established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people & its cultural & historical significance.
City’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved & stabilized. Many original objects.
Built in 1755, the house museum collections interpret generations of the Middleton family: rice barons who helped shape the U.S. from its founding through the Civil War.
Dating to 1825, Step into a world of Antebellum elegance & style. See furniture, silver & paintings original to the Alston family. View the harbor from the 2nd-floor piazza.
Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture with a remarkable collection of early 19th century furnishings.
Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior w/ elaborate ornamentation, period antiques & a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious lush gardens.
Charleston's Revolutionary War house was the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and now features remarkable Charleston-made furniture.
Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture
Reading room, archives & walk-in tours. 1990 Carolopolis Award. Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Tour includes exhibits & archives.
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Built in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner here during the War of Americas' Independence. One of the 3 most historically significant buildings of colonial America.

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