- The list below includes 118 free or cheap things to do in or near Charleston, South Carolina, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like Walking Tours, History Museums, Colleges & Universities and Gardens.
- From College of Charleston to Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Charleston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island and Summerville.
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Paint This Town 113 Church Street, Charleston, SC MoreLess Info
Class participants acquire the intricacies of painting under the watchful eye of experienced instructors
89% 593 votes
360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 MoreLess Info
Housing a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits, Charleston Museum offers visitors regional historical information from the prehistoric days up until present day. The museum features artifacts from the Revolutionary War, as well as fossils and taxidermy.
74% 1552 votes
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
The South Carolina Aquarium delivers a family friendly aquatic learning adventure where wonder and excitement meet to encourage the exploration of the world under the sea. Visitors enjoy the touch tank, sharks, alligators and more.
75% 755 votes
6 Chalmers St., Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
In a building formerly used as a slave auction gallery, today Old Slave Mart Museum relates the local history of the slave trade, with a focus on the site. The museum includes a gift shop with some relevant books.
71% 1078 votes
16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
The 35-room Calhoun Mansion is the largest private residence in Charleston, South Carolina. Tours are available and last approximately one hour. Visitors must not miss the manicured Japanese garden behind the mansion.
100% 19 votes
1518 Lynton Street, Charleston, SC 29412 MoreLess Info
For world class fishing, visitors go to Charleston Inshore Fishing Charters Grey Ghost. Captained by the fishing expert Tucker Blyth, fellow fisherman are almost guaranteed a catch by the end of the trip.
89% 9 votes
202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC MoreLess Info
The Natural History Museum offers guests the opportunity to learn about some of the research efforts of the College of Charleston's Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. The location also features a gift shop for guests seeking to take home a souvenir.
97% 2639 votes
Bed and Breakfast, Mount Pleasant, SC MoreLess Info
Patriots Point is a naval and maritime museum that consists of an aircraft carrier with 29 aircraft on display from WWII to the present, a destroyer and submarine. Helicopter tours are available and last 5 to 20 minutes.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime MuseumSPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: 32% Off Admission to the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
The most famous exhibit at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is the USS Yorktown, an American aircraft carrier used during the Second World War. The museum also contains smaller vessels, weapons, uniforms, historic maps, documents and other ephemera.
77% 92 votes
Mount Pleasant, SC MoreLess Info
Take a tour of the Cold War memorial, Vietnam memorial, and exhibits in the Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial. Learn about the different submarines, aircrafts, and the Medal of Honor museum. Educational programs are available as well as overnight camping.
71% 7 votes
Hampton Park, North Charleston, SC MoreLess Info
The Denmark Vesey Monument in Hampton Park commemorates the abolitionist Denmark Vesey, who purchased his own freedom and fought slavery until his execution for insurrection. The monument is a life sized sculpture.