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Historic Charleston

One of the oldest cities in the country, Charleston is often described as a living museum with its numerous historic sites. Explore the city’s rich past at these historic locations.

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Aiken-Rhett House

Located in downtown Charleston, Aiken-Rhett House and Museum was built in 1820 and remains the most well-preserved antebellum house in Charleston. Visitors can tour the grand house that William Aiken Jr., governor of South Carolina and one of its wealthiest citizens, lived in and then later left to his wife, daughter and son-in-law.

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