The Charleston Historic District
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The Charleston historic district, also known as the Charleston Old and Historic District, is comprised of several historic neighborhoods full of homes and other buildings built in the 18th and 19th centuries in a variety of architectural styles that epitomize the Old South. Strolling neighborhoods like the Charleston French Quarter, visitors can enjoy the sight of beautifully restored historic buildings in Georgian, Regency, Classic Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne and other classic styles.
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If you're looking for Charleston historic district hotels or French Quarter hotels in Charleston, look no further than The Anchorage Inn. Featuring 17 guest rooms and two suites,The Anchorage Inn is a meticulously restored historic property in the heart of the French Quarter, just steps from historic attractions such as the Charleston City Market, The Battery and the Charleston Museum. Not only does the Inn offer an ideal location, but it also offers the height of service and comfort, with a concierge, complimentary wine and cheese reception each evening, complimentary deluxe hot continental breakfast each morning, and evening Sherry nightcaps.
Charleston Historic District Points of Interest
Located in the original walled city of Charleston, this area of downtown is called the "French Quarter" because of the large number of French merchants that used to sell in the area. This area features cobblestone streets, art galleries, historic churches, and graceful 18th- and 19th-century houses complete with piazzas, wrought iron fences and lush courtyard gardens. An ambiance of luxury and refinement permeates the area, which also offers cultural interests such as museums and theaters.
Historic House Museums
A number of lovely historic homes in Charleston have been transformed into house museums, and offer visitors the opportunity to tour them and learn about each home's particular history. Most of them are just a short walk from The Anchorage Inn.
Historic King Street features antique stores, art galleries, shops, boutiques and restaurants. Browse the wares of one of the oldest and largest antique stores in the region at George C. Birlant & Co., check out the volumes of the written word at Blue Bicycle Books, shop for gifts and fine jewelry, then enjoy a nice espresso and a slice of cake at a cafe.
Central to the Charleston way of life for over 200 years, the City Market is a complex of market booths and the handsome Market Hall, which together are home to more than 100 vendors, and span four city blocks. Vendors in the Market sell everything from clothing, jewelry and gifts to food, art and craft items.