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Mt Pleasant is a short 5 min drive to downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Take a property bike, board the water taxi and tour downtown in a snap. With a host of incredible sites, creating vacation memories in Charleston, South Carolina is easy to do and sure to please everyone. Visit historic sites like the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum or relax in the waves at local area beaches.

Boone Hall Plantation

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer beautiful waterfront rooms close to Boone Hall Plantation. One of Charleston’s premier historic locations, Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. The McRae family is proud to present that history, covering over 330 years, on a daily basis. Boone Hall plays host to numerous events throughout the year; discover the magic stored within this historic plantation.

Bull Dog Tours

Bull Dog believes walking through Charleston is the way to know and love her. To inhale the perfume of tea olive in bloom. To meet and delight in her people. To see the enslaved mason’s fingerprint in a single brick. To hear church bells marking time. To touch a name from the past etched in stone. Taste the ocean in her food. Feel the heavy gauze of her tropical air. And discover new things on streets we’ve walked before. Bull Dog offers Ghost Tours, History Tours and Food Tours.

Fort Sumter Tours

Located only a short walk from their Patriots Point pick up location, discover the history of Fort Sumter with Fort Sumter Tours. While you enjoy a relaxing stay at the Cottages on Charleston Harbor enjoy pristine views of Fort Sumter from our Harbor View Cottages. Stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began at Fort Sumter National Monument. Explore the Grounds of Fort Sumter, where the first shots were fired here, igniting a conflict that saw more than 700,000 casualties. Experience a feeling of patriotic pride while a National Park Ranger brings each feature to life, evoking images of mortar shells and cannonfire. Your one-hour visit to Fort Sumter allows ample time to explore well-preserved fort ruins and browse Museum Shop souvenirs. Pick up locations are located on Patriots Point in Mt Pleasant and Liberty Square near downtown Charleston.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

One of Charleston's oldest sites, purchased in 1676 by the Drayton Family this Pre-Revolutionary War plantation features American's oldest gardens, which blooms year-round. Located only 15 miles from The Cottages on Charleston Harbor.

Middleton Place

Middleton Place is one of Charleston's most prized historic landmarks, pair this amazing location with a beautiful harborfront Cottage on your next vacation to Charleston. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor with its beautiful harbor views of Downtown Charleston and Ft Sumter is an incredible combination for your upcoming travels. Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres “the most important and most interesting garden in America”. Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas blaze on the hillside above the Rice Mill Pond in the spring. In summer, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtles and roses accent a landscape magnificent throughout the year. The Gardens have been planned so that there is something blooming at Middleton Place year-round.

Nathaniel Russell House

Enjoy beautiful views of downtown Charleston, Ft Sumter and more, when you stay at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. All within a five minute drive of historic downtown and the Nathaniel Russell House across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The Historic Charleston Foundation welcomes visitors to explore daily life in one of Charleston’s most exquisite dwellings. Located in Downtown Charleston near High Battery, the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical dwellings. Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the National Historic Landmark in 1955, and the house served as the Foundation’s headquarters for 37 years. Today, the interiors are restored to their original 1808 grandeur and surrounded by formal gardens.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

If you are looking for excellent rooms close to the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offers waterfront Cottages within a 5 minutes walk. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor is located on Patriots Point with the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Patriots Point Development Authority was established in the mid 1970's to develop a naval and maritime museum on Charleston Harbor with the center piece of the museum being the World War II aircraft carrier, the USS YORKTOWN. Patriots Point has become one of the state's major tourist attractions with more than 270,000 visitors each year. The YORKTOWN boasts one of the largest education and overnight camping programs in the nation, with more than 40,000 school age children attending these programs each year. The Patriots Point Development Authority Board also oversees the stewardship of over 350 acres of property on Charleston Harbor, much of which is currently under lease for a golf course, a hotel, and a collegiate athletic complex.

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row offers one of the most iconic views associated with Charleston, South Caronlina. It has a long history of Charleston culture, and see why so many people come every year to see these houses.

The Edmondston - Alston House

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are located in Mt. Pleasant, SC at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge only a 5 minutes drive from downtown Charleston and the Edmondston-Alston House. Of Charleston's many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.
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