Day 1: Travel to Charleston, SC. Check into your hotel for a two night stay. Afternoon arrival, hotel check-in.
Horse Drawn Carriage tour of the historic district your guide will be dressed in a Confederate uniform will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor about this 300 year old city. Dinner tonight at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Day 2: Morning tour of the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens a home that has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and more. Your admission ticket includes both the Gardens and the Plantation House.
Or you may visit the Charleston Tea Plantation it is the home of American Classic Tea, the ONLY tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
Here you will learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative Factory Tour, then take an enjoyable Trolley Ride through the tea fields and help yourself to all of the iced American Classic Tea you can drink.
Shopping and Lunch on own at Old City Market. A must to see, there are a total of four buildings spanning from Meeting Street to East Bay Street. An assortment of wares is sold by hundreds of vendors. You will find local artists, jewelry, tapestry, souvenirs, church dolls,afghans, rugs, rice, beans and sauces, local candies and cookies and much more.
This afternoon you enjoy a boat ride to Fort Sumter Tour, the island fort where the Civil War began. Historians will provide detailed information about the fort and its pivotal role in the War between the States.
There is a museum with fascinating exhibits and a small gift shop for your enjoyment. Your farewell dinner this evening is at charming Poogan’s Porch, one of Charleston’s oldest and most reputable culinary establishments. They serve upscale Lowcountry cuisine.
Day 3: This morning we feature the Middleton Place Plantation; a National Historic Landmark, the Birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and America’s oldest landscaped gardens.
It is the only surviving portion of the three-building residential complex that once stood overlooking the Ashley River. Afternoon departure for home.