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Charleston's Hidden Spots

An October 2005 trip to Charleston by jpalm1124

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Quote: We love Charleston and have visited here many times. This week we spent trying to find some of the hidden sites not too many people know about.
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Best Things Nearby:All the tourist sites of Charleston are just a short drive from the park (within 20 minutes).Best Things About the Resort:This is a very clean and quiet park, with nice, large level sites and a friendly and helpful staff.Directions traveling I-95 North:Take Charleston Exit #33 onto Highway 17 North. Stay on Highway 17 North for approximately 1 hour and watch for the stoplight intersection at Highway 17 and Main Road. Oak Plantation Campground is a half a block after this intersection on the left. Please stop at the office near the entrance to check in upon arrival. Resort Experience:This was our first time at ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2005

Oak Plantation Campground
3540 Savannah Highway
Charleston 29455
(843) 766-5936

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant | "Tommy Condons Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant"

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You have your choice of where you want to be seated: an outdoor covered deck, in the pub section with a hardwood bar, or in the back dining room with Irish decor. We prefer the back dining room, where it's a little quieter. I always get their fish sandwich. It might not be on the menu, but if you ask for it, they will normally make it for you. The wife likes one of their low country specials made with shrimp and cheesy grits. If you go Wednesday through Sunday at night, they have live Irish-American music to enjoy.
Lunch under $10
Dinner $10-$20
Kids menu under $5
Fresh low country seafood and Irish dishes

Tommy Condons

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2005

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant
160 Church St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
+1 843 577 3818

Magnolia Cemetery

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The first crew of the Civil War submarine “HUNLEY” drowned when the ship was just pulling away from the dock and the wash from a passing ship went into an open hatch. Their graves were just discovered a few years ago and moved to this location with full military ceremonies. They were doing some work on the football stadium at the Citadel Military Academy and dug up the bodies. It turns out that the stadium is built on top of an old Mariners cemetery. When the bodies were recovered from the ship, they were quietly moved to the cemetery for burial, much like today when we don't need the bad press, especially when one of them was a 13-year-old boy. The second crew of the Hunley drowne...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 17, 2005

Magnolia Cemetery
70 Cunnington Ave.
Charleston, South Carolina

Citadel Archives & Museum

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Attraction | "The Greatest Free Show in Charleston"

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The Greatest Free Show in Charleston. That's how they bill it.The Citadel Cadets.At 3:45 every Friday at the Citadel parade grounds, the entire student body of cadets, 1,900 strong, put on a one hour show that you don't want to miss. They start with the bagpipers, then the fife and drums, and then the full assembly. They also fire the cannon to salute the lowering of the flag. It was kind of neat. At the end, when they march by the stands for review, the alumni in the stands wait until the platoon that they served in is passing and then stand and salute. Just a note: one of the “COLUMBO” TV shows was filmed here. Across the street from the parad...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2005

Citadel Archives & Museum
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, South Carolina 29409
+1 843 953 6846

Swamp Fox's Tomb

Attraction | "The Swamp Fox's Tomb"

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If you have time, you can hunt down the tomb of Francis Marion, "the Swamp Fox." This is who the movie "The Patriot" is based on. It’s a bit of a drive (about an hour drive north of Charleston, west of the city of Pineville), but if you’re a history nut, it’s well worth the drive. He's buried in a little family cemetery off a very small side road. Once through the gates, you drive back on a very narrow one-lane road for a mile to the tomb, which is in the woods of the old Belle Isle Plantations and very well maintained.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2005

Swamp Fox's Tomb
Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina