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We Recommend You Tour These Charleston Plantations During Your Stay

When you stay at the Governor’s House bed and breakfast, you’ll be in the middle of one of the most historic areas in the country.  There is so much to see and do that will remind you of Charleston’s roots. At the heart much of Charleston’s unique and storied history are the plantations surrounding it.  Today, these homes and gardens serve as a reminder of our past and act as a window into a different time. Along with dozens of other Unforgettable Things to Do in Charleston, a visit to one of the lovely Charleston Plantations is a wonderful way to spend the day. Hopefully our guide to Charleston Plantations … Continue reading

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Visit Our Charleston Gardens

Charleston SC is well known for its lush and beautiful gardens! Some of the most impressive can be found at the plantations along Ashley River Road. Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation, and Drayton Hall are truly places you will not want to miss when you visit Charleston. These are located a short 30 minute drive from downtown and are well-worth the trip to come visit our Charleston Gardens. Middleton Place Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres “the most important and most interesting garden in America”.  Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas … Continue reading

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Springtime at Charleston Plantations

Alleyways of majestic live oaks, grand estate houses and old-world gardens filled with bright azaleas, bulb flowers and camellias are part of any story about the gracious living, hospitality and elegance of plantation life in the Colonial and antebellum South. Some of the oldest gardens in America are found at Charleston’s plantation homes. History and beauty abound making springtime at Charleston plantations an excellent time to visit. A Little Plantation History Charleston’s wealth in the 18th and 19th centuries was derived, in large part, from the plantation system. In the early 1700s, planters began the arduous process of clearing and diking inland swamps to provide water for cultivation and began … Continue reading

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Spring in Charleston, SC

When was the last time you visited Charleston in the spring?  Better yet, have you ever been to Charleston when it is in full bloom?  In all honesty, spring is the only time of year that gives you the unique opportunity to witness the wonderful homes, gardens, and plantations in all of their natural glory.  The weather is usually mild, and the blooming landscape is utterly inspiring.  If you are considering a trip to Charleston in the near future, try scheduling it for the spring.  Here is what you can expect in Charleston during this great time of the year: Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens There is no other … Continue reading

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