History Buff
Day Trip to Charleston

History Buff Day Trip

Take a step back in time and re-visit the days of old Charleston, SC. If you only have one day to do it all, below are recommended activities for you to venture. Charleston IS history, so you are in for a treat once you arrive.

Visit our Charleston History page to get a preview of how Charleston came to be and the struggles it overcame to get to the bustling, yet still quaint city it is today. Once you get here, I'm sure you'll want to absorb even more!

Keep in mind that this is not a one-size-fits-all itinerary. So use the following simply as a suggestion and curtail it to your liking.

Also, please note that there are multiple options listed under each part of the day. Your ability to do more than one option will depend on how much time you spend at your first stop. In some instances, only one activity will be doable.

Regarding any of the dining options: These are purely suggestions based on where you may end your touring of the city. Visit our Charleston Restaurants page for a plethora of dining opportunities that may better fit your palate and budget.

Disclaimer: Please note that www.Things-To-Do-In-Charleston.com is not a concierge and is unable to make bookings for the below Charleston Day Trip. The itinerary listed below is merely a suggestion to assist you in developing your own agenda while in the Lowcountry. As always, please contact any listed attractions to assure the correct operating hours and pricing.

If you are interested in a planned itinerary, please visit our Charleston Tours page for touring companies who specialize in optimizing your time in Charleston.

History Buff Day Trip
A Suggested Itinerary

Breakfast Options
Hominy Grill
Diane’s Restaurant

Morning Activity Options (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Tour of Fort Sumter National Monument (two hour tour)
Charleston Museum

Lunch Options (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Poogan’s Porch
The Harbor Grill
Joe Pasta
Juanita Greenburg’s

Afternoon Options (2:00pm – 4:30pm)
Visit the USS Hunley (only open on Sat & Sun) or USS Yorktown at Patriots Point
View the Powder Magazine
Old Slave Mart Museum

Pre-Dinner Options (4:30pm – 6:30pm)
Stroll down Church Street to visit Dock Street Theatre, St. Philips and other Historic Churches

Dinner Options (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
82 Queen
Circa 1886
Peninsula Grill

Night-time Options
Stroll down Waterfront Park, continuing onto the Battery & White Point Gardens
Ghost tour

View other Charleston Day Trip suggested itineraries:

Charleston Favorites
Historic Charleston
Foodies Delight
The Shop-a-holic
Riding in Style
Sunny Side Up
All in the Family (Things to do with Kids!)

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