Charleston in South Carolina took its name from King Charles II of England, being named in his honour in 1670 and originally being called Charles Town.
Charleston is a well renowned tourist destination and is well known for its well preserved architecture, popular restaurants and for the good manners of its citizens. In fact, Charleston has been frequently named as ‘America’s Friendliest City’. One of the friendly traditions of Charleston is to place a pineapple outside your house if you’d like to invite your friends and neighbours around for dinner!
Charleston is frequently referred to as the ‘Holy City’ for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because churches and cathedrals are so prominent in what is a fairly low rise city. Secondly because it was one of the few original colonies to accept all Christian denominations.
Charleston has many attractions for tourists. For lovers of theatre there is the famous Dock Street and Settle Theatres. America’s first ever museum was the Charleston Museum and it is still open today. The Powder Magazine is a museum which occupies the oldest building in Charleston, first opening in 1713.
There are also famous yearly events held in Charleston which attract people from all over the world. America’s best known performing arts festival, the Spoleto Festival USA is a seventeen-day festival featuring over 100 performances by artists spread throughout the whole city.
Please note Strawberry Tours does not operate the tours listed above, however, we are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show their hometown to others.
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