Excursion Ideas

in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Ferry to Fort Sumter National Monument - $32.00

    • https://fortsumtertours.com/

    • Walk to Ferry: Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401-1530 (.7 miles from Frances Marion Hotel)

    • Multiple departure times including 1:00 p.m.

    • Round trip ferry from Liberty Square to Fort Sumter 

    • 1 hour self guided tour plus 30 minute ferry ride

    • Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument located in Charleston, SC with the only operator in the city offering Admission to Fort Sumter plus Round-Trip Ferry Service. Experience a relaxing 30 minute Narrated Harbor Cruise to historic Fort Sumter, where America’s deadliest war began. You will learn about the events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a National Park Service Ranger, who will provide further details about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. On the fort you will find a very informative museum (360 Video of Museum) with many historic artifacts and a souvenir shop. After your roughly one hour visit, you will enjoy a scenic cruise back to your departure point.


 

  • Horse Drawn Carriage - $50.00 by Old South Carriage Company 

    • https://oldsouthcarriage.com/

    • Departure Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 

    • Learn about 300 years of Charleston history in just one hour

    • Belgian or Percheron Draft Horse

    • Cover 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) while resting your feet on a carriage ride 

    • Multiple departure times offered to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 


 

  • Aquarium - $35.00

    • https://scaquarium.org/

    • Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium. Overlooking the Charleston Harbor, the Aquarium connects you with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation in our Sea Turtle Care Center ™ and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release. Visit our two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, sharks, horseshoe crabs, sea stars and urchins. Learn fascinating details about the natural world at daily dive shows and animal encounters.

  • 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour by Walks of Charleston - $25.00

 

  • Charleston Harbor History Sunset Boat Cruise - $40.00