"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 11, 2011

July 10 - Charleston, SC

Day 114 - More Sight Seeing
Charleston Maritime Center

We spent most of the day riding around Charleston.  It was another good day of soaking in all the sites. We really like this city and all its history. We had lunch at Hyman Seafood Co. a favorite in Charleston since 1890.

We spent some time at the Fort Sumter visitor center learning a little about Charleston involvement in the Civil War. We then walked through The City Market. This market has been in use since the early 1800. Originally it sold meat and vegetables, but now it is filled with all kinds of gift items.

A few fun facts about Charleston it was the first city in America to have:
Chambers of Commerce, 1773
Theater (Dock Street Theatre) 1736
Formal Landscape Garden, 1741
Public Library, 1743
Museum, 1773
Prescription Drug Store, 1780
Municipal College (The College of Charleston), 1770
First Shot of the Civil War, 1861
Historic Preservation Society, 1931

Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park
 
Another wonderful home
College of Charleston - The oldest Municipal College in America 1770
Circular Congregational Church
The Old Market
This man is making Sweetgrass Baskets...very well known in this area and very expensive.
Part of the market
Fort Sumter Visitor Center

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