About South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670 and is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, Charleston is a must-visit. The area has been named a “Top U.S. City” by Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards and it is the eighth consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking. Charleston is the jewel of the southeastern United States and “America’s Best-kept Secret.” Absolutely Charleston’s team of experts will help you and your team have a true Charleston experience.
- Charleston was the fourth largest city in colonial America, and the wealthiest!
- Charleston’s first baseball team was the Sea Gulls, established in 1886. The team is now called the Charleston River Dogs. Part owner and “Director of Fun” is actor and Charleston local Bill Murray.
- Americas first museum, The Charleston Museum, was founded here in 1773
- The official beginning of the Civil War happened here at Fort Sumter in 1860
- Several of the most amazingly-preserved plantations and historical homes in America can be found here
- We have about 230 days of sunshine each year and have an average daily temperature of 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
- More than eight million tons of cargo pass through the Port of Charleston every year. It is the largest cargo port on the Southeast Atlantic coast.