Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM EDT

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel 
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418

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Leah Moretz 
Carolinas District of Kiwanis 

Charleston Tours

Several wonderful tours given by Destination Charleston will be available Saturday afternoon and Sunday at our district convention!

However, at this time, registration will be taking place on-site.

See below for tour details.

If you think you would like to register for one of these tours on-sie, please email District Secretary Leah Moretz immediately with your intentions.

(Email: leahcdo@gmail.com)


Tour Descriptions

Historic Charleston Tour    Saturday    3:00 - 6:30 PM

Cost:  $40 per person*      

Tour Charleston, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the south. Your privately guided excursion begins at the Charleston Visitor Center. During the tour, your licensed guide will recount over 300 years of Charleston’s long and colorful history from colonial America to the present day with a blend of knowledge, wit, and humor.  Topics discussed will include Charleston’s role in Colonial America, the American Revolution, the southern Antebellum Era, the Civil War, and its current day status as one of top destinations in World. Some of the landmarks you will see include the Battery, Rainbow Row, St. Michaels Church, the College of Charleston, and South Carolina’s famed military academy the Citadel. Your guide will also point out early period houses in Mazyck-Wraggborough and Harleston Village as well as magnificent public buildings like The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and the famous “Four Corners of Law” at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Street. At the Battery, we will also stop for a brief walk through the park and some photo opportunities of Charleston’s scenic harbor. Your tour will end at the Old City Market where you will have time for shopping and browsing on your own.

Charleston By Sea & Land     Saturday    3:00 - 6:00 PM

Cost:  $65 per person*   CANCELLED

  Begin your tour with a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium. Overlooking the Charleston Harbor, the Aquarium will connect you with more than 5,000 amazing animals and teach you how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation at our newest addition, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery, and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release. Visit our two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, sharks, horseshoe crabs, sea stars and urchins. Learn fascinating details about the natural world at daily dive shows and animal encounters. Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium. Continue on to tour Charleston's beautiful old historic district. View the lovely homes along the Battery, 18th century Rainbow Row, magnificent public buildings and churches, and many other points of interest. During this introduction to Charleston you will learn all about her fascinating history and some of her more interesting citizens.

The Civil War in Charleston                                                     Featuring the Confederate Submarine, The Hunley

Sunday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm   CANCELLED

Cost: $75 per person*

Begin your morning/afternoon with a tour of Charleston historic district which is rich in Civil War History. As you travel her streets filled with beautiful old homes and magnificent churches and public buildings your guide will bring to life Charleston's role in the War Between the States. During the course of your tour you will see the Battery which was fortified during the war, St. Michael's church where they painted the steeple black to escape the union bombardment, the site of the building where the Ordinance of Secession was signed, the Confederate Museum which houses artifacts from the war and the Old Citadel. After touring the city continue on to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center to see the Confederate Submarine, H.L. Hunley. On February 17, 1864 the Confederate Submarine, H. L. Hunley successfully sank the Union warship, the Housatonic in Charleston Harbor by ramming it. After this successful foray she also sank with all of her crew to the bottom of the Atlantic where she remained until August 8, 2000. On this auspicious day after months of planning and work by archeologists from the state and National Park Service, divers and marine engineers, she was successfully raised and taken to a special tank at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. Today we will have the opportunity to view this 19th century marvel as the archeologists continue their research and stabilize the boat Your tour will end at the Old City Market where you will have time for shopping, browsing, and lunch on your own at one of Charleston's many fine restaurants.



*We must have a commitment of 30 individuals for each tour bfor them to be a go.