A Charlestonian's Guide to Charleston

Find out about the wonderful places to visit within walking distance of the Philip Porcher House.
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Downtown Charleston

Charleston is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. It has been named a top destination by Conde Nast's Traveler magazine for several years in a row. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy house museums, art galleries, pretty parks, and glimpses of stunning gardens. The shopping is...

The Battery

Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, the Battery is an easy walk from the Philip Porcher House. The Battery looks out over the Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet. You can see Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired. Tours of the Fort are...

Charleston Waterfront Park

Choose a picnic lunch from one of the dozens and dozens of restaurants near the waterfront and in the Market. Sit in a swing on the covered dock, stroll the waterfront, and visit the City Art Gallery located in the center of the Park. The Park is about a fifteen minute walk from the Philip Porcher House,...

The Charleston Museum

Located across from the Charleston Visitor's Center and just slightly north of Marion Square, which is bounded by King, Meeting, and Calhoun Streets, the Charleston Museum and its museum houses will give you an excellent overview of the breadth of history, art, architecture, and design in our...