- TripBuzz found 47 things to do indoors in the Charleston area. From South Carolina Aquarium to Dock Street Theater, Charleston offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 37 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 25 different types of things to do inside in or near Charleston, South Carolina. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: History Museums, Theaters, Colleges & Universities and Historic Homes.
- There are 14 indoor activities in Charleston, and 33 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and Johns Island.
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.
Situated in a historic 18th century building, Dock Street Theater offers visitors a venue to watch plays, musicals, and other performing arts events. Visitors are welcome to explore the theater on a self-guided tour.
The Charleston Music Hall offers concerts for guests to attend, including performances from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Steven Canyon. The location also serves a variety of alcoholic beverages at the bar.
Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House has remained in the hands of family descendants for the 142 years before it was sold to be a museum. The museum tells a story of the south, slavery, the war, and life after the war that can't be found anywhere else.
Charleston, South Carolina's Drayton Hall is a historic landmark and former palatial residence. One of the oldest buildings in Charleston, Drayton Hall was erected before the Revolutionary War. It has undergone repairs when necessary, but retains its original Colonial appearance.
The Old Exchange & Provost began as a public building during the colonial era and it remains publicly owned as a historic building and museum. The history of the site and the stories of both patriots and pirates are portrayed to visitors.
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.
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.
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.
Home to one of the finest furniture craftsman of the 18th century, the Thomas Elfe House is filled with beautiful furniture and decorations. The house remains almost entirely in its original state and is equipped with authentic tools and accents.