- TripBuzz found 154 things to do with kids in or near Charleston, South Carolina, including 131 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Folly Beach and Johns Island.
- From Charleston Pirate Tours to South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston area offers 64 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Theaters, Colleges & Universities and Gardens.
- Charleston is the oldest settlement in South Carolina and the second-largest city in the state. The location of the city marks the midpoint of the state's coastline near the confluence of the Cooper River and the Ashley River. In addition to its well-preserved historical sites, Charleston features live theater, music venues, restaurants, and multiple festivals throughout the year.
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Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tour 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC MoreLess Info
Skilled guides reveal Charleston’s hidden past during walking tours
Charleston Pirate ToursSPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: $12 for $25 Worth of Yearly Museum Pass at The Powder Magazine
79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Led by knowledgeable in-character guides, Charleston Pirate Tours is a business that takes guests on a tour around the historic parts of the city. During the tours, guests learn all there is to know about pirate history in the area.
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.
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.
96% 3931 votes
1 Vendue, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Beautiful Charleston Waterfront Park is a municipal park in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Located near The Docks, a popular dolphin-watching spot, Charleston Waterfront Park features huge fountains, comfortable benches and shady trees.
90% 1070 votes
48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
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.
87% 1042 votes
Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Guests board the charming Carolina Belle Riverboat on the Charleston Harbor Tours. The company offers a scenic and relaxing tour, educating visitors on the Holy City's rich history and over seventy-five landmarks along the way.
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.
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.
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.