Within minutes of the city limits guests can step back in time to the place where the first shots of the US Civil War rang out and battles of the Revolutionary War were waged, discover the Gullah culture and learn of the handcrafted sweetgrass basket-weaving tradition from a historical plantation, board the oldest shrimp boat on Shem Creek, or play in the Ocean beneath a lighthouse near where Edgar Allen Poe once penned his most famous works.

Within minutes of the city limits guests can step back in time to the place where the first shots of the US Civil War rang out and battles of the Revolutionary War were waged, discover the Gullah culture and learn of the handcrafted sweetgrass basket-weaving tradition from a historical plantation, board the oldest shrimp boat on Shem Creek, or play in the Ocean beneath a lighthouse near where Edgar Allen Poe once penned his most famous works.