South Carolina Travel Guide
Operates the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett houses and sponsors the Festival of Houses & Gardens every spring. Advance tickets available.
Sweet grass is gathered from low-country marshes and then woven into baskets, bracelets, pins, barrettes, and earrings by traditional weavers, all sold at this roadside locale.
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The fantastic creations of couture milliner Leigh Magar have inspired a devoted cult following.
The society runs several historic properties and conducts tours of private homes in the fall. Also has a great book and gift shop for all things Charleston.
Just south of Charleston Harbor, tiny Morris Island is probably the last undeveloped spot on the South Carolina coast.
Tour the plantation, which grows the tea leaves used in Firefly sweet tea vodka, distilled down the road.
Founded by Emilie Dulles, who was inspired by her mother’s appreciation of fine stationery, Dulles Designs sells high quality stationery and paper products from its studio on Church Street in The Battery.
The Greek Revival Edmondston-Alston House, which is open for public tours throughout the year.
This 55-acre attraction features an iconic century-old red barn that houses an active potter’s studio with various pottery on display, a pecan kitchen, and a coffee bar.
This 1741 historic plantation has an exquisite formal garden.
The designs of Billy Reid—whose boutique empire stretches from Charleston to Dallas—would have looked just as dashing on your great-grandfather.