Charleston Historical Tour in South Carolina

Study History and Religion in the USA

As you learn about religious tolerance and history by visiting one of the oldest churches in the south, St. Michaels, built in the mid-1700s, reflect on the other types of religions represented in this city known for its religious tolerance. Add an impact by volunteering for any projects a church might currently have.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Almost anyone who’s ever been to Charleston simply loves the city. From its stately oaks to its rich Civil War-era history, its delectable cuisine and opulent mansions, Charleston is one of the crown jewels of the south, and a must-see if you plan to study history. There are plenty of things to do, things to see and, most importantly, things to eat. Get settled into your hotel and explore the area around the hotel for a nice dinner to start your stay.

Day 2: Rainbow Row | Charleston’s French Quarter

Meet up with your tour guide and start your day off with a visit to the Waterfront Park and Pineapple Fountain, which is the perfect spot for a lunchtime picnic with a stunning view. The park is located on the Cooper River and offers shade from stately live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Your guide will arrange transportation after lunch for a trip just outside the city to take in another impressive tree, the Angel Oak on Johns Island. This tree holds the distinction of being the oldest living thing on the eastern side of the Mississippi and some estimate that it could be 1,000 years old.

A few of history’s deadliest duels happened in Charleston. Head out on foot today with your guide to explore historic Philadelphia Alley where you might spot the Whistling Ghost. And if you love ghost stories, you’ll be treated to an after-dinner ghost tour to explore what many consider to be South Carolina’s most haunted city. On this tour, you’ll visit the Battery Carriage House, the Dock Street Theatre, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and the Blind Tiger Pub, among other spooky places.

Pack for the beach today. Your tour guide will arrange transportation to Folly Island, about 20 miles south of the city, for a fun day on this Lowcountry island. On the island, you’ll find plenty of great restaurants from which to choose and waterfront bars for a refreshing drink.

Take in the City Market today, a Charleston site rich in history dating back to the late 1700s. Your guide will cover much of the building’s colorful past, and then leave you to browse through the shops and stores many featuring customary Charleston gifts.

After a delicious, educational, and spine-tingling stay in Charleston, it’s time to pack up and head home with an appreciation of the city’s colorful past and its efforts to preserve everything that makes it unique.

If you plan to study history, you should definitely explore this famous Southern city known for its friendly people, delicious food, well-preserved history and historic sites. It’s also been dubbed as the Holy City for its historic tolerance of many religions even during times in the nation’s history when religion divided everyone. As proof you’ll find dozens of church steeples dotting the small city skyline and congregations for just about every major religion you can think of. The city tells a tale of acceptance, equality and love in a region that historically struggled with all three.


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