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Charleston Attractions - Kids Attractions

Charleston isn't just for grown ups! There's plenty of activities for the kids, too! Just to name a few:

1. SC Aquarium
2. Children's Museum
3. Fort Sumter National Monument
4. Battery Park & White Point Gardens
5. Waterfront Park

  • Folly Beach - a barrier island between the Folly River & the Atlantic Ocean, just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. Folly is referred to by the locals as the "Edge of America". The island was named Folly by early English settlers; the word 'folly' was an Old English word that meant an area of dense folliage. The finger-painted sunrises & sunsets on Folly are out of this world!

    Folly Beach - Get Directions

  • Isle of Palms - along with sister island, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms is a popular, upscale beach just 20 minutes east of Charleston with 7 miles of beachfront.

    Isle of Palms - Get Directions

  • Sullivan's Island - Sullivan's Island is a barrier island with 3 miles of beachfront & is just north of Charleston's harbor... about a 20 mile trip from downtown Charleston. Sullivan's Island still displays the remains of its military history... where in times gone by it protected Charleston's harbor from invaders. Make sure you visit Fort Moultrie & Sullivan Island's unique lighthouse when you visit!

    Sullivan's Island - Get Directions

  • The Battery / Battery Park / White Point Gardens is a landmark promenade & is famous for its grand antebellum homes along a stretch of the Charleston peninsula's shores bordered by both the Cooper & the Ashley Rivers. Fort Sumter can be viewed from the Cooper River side. Monuments in White Point Gardens include pieces of artillery used during the Civil War, the hanging sites of pirate Stede Bonnet & Richard Worley & their crews.
    Battery Park / White Point Gardens
    East Battery St at Murray Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29401

  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry - for kids 3 months to 12 years old. Kids can explore & discover while having fun with 8 interactive learning activities.
    25 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403
    (843) 853-8962

  • Fort Sumter National Monument - Fort Sumter is an island fort where the Civil War began. After decades of conflict between the North & the South, Confederate armaments opened fire on this Federal fort on April 12, 1861. Thirty-four hours later, the Union forces surrendered & would spend the next four years trying to retake it. There are departures on ferry & private boats year-round to visit Fort Sumter except for New Years, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.
    Fort Sumter Tours & Spiritline Cruises
    180 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 722-1691
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum / USS Yorktown - Patriots Point is located in Mt. Pleasant, along the Charleston Harbor waterfront, & is the home of the USS Yorktown CV-10 Aircraft Carrier. The USS Yorktown was commissioned in 1943 & heavily participated in the Pacific Offensive beginning in late 1943, ending with the victory over Japan in 1945. She earned 11 battle stars in all for her service in World War II! The Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 & later placed at Patriots Point as the showpiece of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.
    40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-2727



   
 
















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