Originally founded in 1670 as Charles Town, Charleston takes great pride in celebrating its rich blend of European and African cultures. By recognizing the contributions of African and African-American influences on the area’s history, customs and traditions, the imprint can be felt by visitors today seeking inspiration from the heritage of colonial and antebellum life, both urban and rural.

 

 

Originally founded in 1670 as Charles Town, Charleston takes great pride in celebrating its rich blend of European and African cultures. By recognizing the contributions of African and African-American influences on the area’s history, customs and traditions, the imprint can be felt by visitors today seeking inspiration from the heritage of colonial and antebellum life, both urban and rural.