- 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.
Located along Lake Moultrie, YMCA at Lion's Beach offers access to a sandy beach that can be used for swimming along with summer camps for children. Also available are tent and RV campsites with showers, water and electricity.
South Carolina's Hunting Island Lighthouse is open throughout the year. It is free to visit, but those who wish to climb its interior staircase must pay a nominal fee. In case of inclement weather, the lighthouse is often temporarily closed.
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2809 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC 29920 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, fishing, and a natural beach at Hunting Island Nature Center & Fishing Pier. Hunting Island also features a lighthouse and variety of local wildlife and marine life.
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy., Beaufort, SC 29920 MoreLess Info
Nestled in Beaufort, South Carolina, Hunting Island State Park is one of the most popular parks along the South Carolina coast. Its lighthouse is open for tours, although the hours are irregular in the winter and early spring months.
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1950 Rutledge Road, Off U.S. 17, Georgetown, SC 29458 MoreLess Info
A repurposed rice plantation, the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is nestled in Georgetown, South Carolina. It offers a glimpse into the realities of plantation life before, during and immediately after the Civil War.
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500 Hampton St., Walterboro, SC 29488 MoreLess Info
The Forde Doll & Doll House Collection features a collection of dolls that include miniatures from the United States, Germany, Japan, and Korea. The doll houses can be inspected in the Hampton House, a building that dates back to 1912.
South Carolina's Slave Relic Museum is committed to preserving and celebrating the rich culture of people from an African descent. The museum displays artifacts that were created by and used by enslaved Africans in the 1700's and 1800's.
Once a working plantation, the Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina is now a museum, restaurant and historical interpretive center. The property also contains the River Oak Tea Room, an elegant salon that serves tea and small meals.
At the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market, visitors can view a variety of historical artifacts, including photographs and models of the B-25 bomber. The location also has a gift shop which sells items that are related to the history and culture of the area.