Tour Charleston: History Edition
Written by: Jennifer Juhasz, MS, AP-BC
The National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) will be holding their 2019 annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Each month, you will receive an eblast from the South Carolina Activity Professionals Association (SCAPA) local conference committee with information on Charleston. We invite you to visit our beautiful and friendly city!
Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670 and has a rich history. Travel back in time during your stay in Charleston and explore the many wonderful historical places found here. There is history everywhere so be sure to take time to explore our Holy City.
Fort Sumter: Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat. Tours depart daily from downtown Charleston and the Yorktown. https://fortsumtertours.com/
Powder Magazine: The Powder Magazine is the oldest public building in the Carolinas. Replaced by a newer magazine in 1748, it served effectively until the American Revolution. The building is now open as a National Historic Landmark. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/pow.htm
The Charleston Museum: Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, America’s First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. Visit the many collections and exhibitions about the South Carolina Lowcountry – and the stories that make us who we are. https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/
Historic Houses: Take some time to explore five different historical homes located in downtown Charleston. All homes are furnished with period furniture and feature exquisite architectural accents.
- Nathaniel Russell House: https://www.historiccharleston.org/house-museums/nathaniel-russell-house/
- Edmondston-Alston House: http://www.edmondstonalston.com/
- Aiken-Rhett House: https://www.historiccharleston.org/house-museums/aiken-rhett-house/
- Heyward-Washington House: http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/
- Joseph Manigault House: http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/