Charleston is a pretty city, especially on a beautiful day! We used the City Tour on March 1, 2020 to see the historic parts of the city and to visit Fort Sumter.
These houses have a veranda unique to Charleston – it is on the side. When you sit there you are not facing the street. The houses are built one room wide with double covered piazzas and are called Charleston Single Houses.
We heard two explanations for the double curved front staircase on southern homes. One is that it is welcoming. more fun is that in Victorian times men ascended one side and women ascended the other so that the men could not see the women’s ankles!
We spent the afternoon taking a ferry out to tour Fort Sumter. Here are some views from the ferry.
Views at and around Fort Sumter.
The Port of Charleston is very active. There was a cruise ship in addition to the ones in the photos.
We had a good dinner at the Crab House, which reminded me of Durgin Park – yes, that is the second floor.
For the second night we stayed at a great county park in The Campground at James Island in Charleston.