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Map of Harleston Village

Map of Harleston Village in Charleston SC.

Harleston Village is one of Charleston's earliest and largest neighborhood. It was established in the 18 century. Located in Harleston Village is the College of Charleston which is one of the oldest Universities in the country. You will also find the Wentworth Mansion, a grand historic mansion which dates back to the 1880's.

Today Harleston Village is one of the most diverse and lively neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston. Colonial Lake and Moultrie Park are located in Harleston Village

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Old Marine Hospital, The

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Old Marine Hospital, The

One. Old Marine Hospital, The

20 Franklin Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401

Not open to the public

The Old Marine Hospital is one of only eight remaining from a group of around 30 marine hospitals built before the Civil War. The Old Marine Hospital construction started in 1831 and was completed in 1833. It was built for sick sailors and other transient persons.

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Old Jail, The

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Old Jail, The

Two. Old Jail, The

21 Magazine Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 577-5245
Hours: Tours are available by appointment. Please call 843-577-5245 for further information.

The Old Jail is located on a four-acre parcel. The Old Jail was constructed in 1802 and served as the Charleston County Jail until 1939. The Old Jail consisted of four stories, topped with a two-story octagonal tower. In 1855 alterations were made to the building which included a rear octagonal wing, plus expansions to the main building and Romanesque Revival details. The 1886 earthquake badly damaged the tower and top story of the main building and these were later removed.

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Grace Episcopal Church

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Grace Episcopal Church

Three. Grace Episcopal Church

98 Wentworth Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 723-4575

Hours:  
Monday - Thursday 9:00a - 5:00p
Friday 9:00a - 4:00p

Grace Episcopal Church was built in 1846 and is a perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture in the city. The Gothic sanctuary is rich in religious symbolism. Centerpieces are the altar window, which displays the sacraments of the church, and the great entrance window, which depicts the Great Commission by which Christ sends his followers into the world to spread the Gospel. The clerestory windows record twelve major events in the life of Christ and relate them to institutions in today's world.

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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

Four. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

5 Glebe Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 722-8118

Hours: Sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation
Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 11:30a to 1:30p

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1847-48 as the Glebe Street Presbyterian Church. In 1881 the church was purchased by a group from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. They organized a new congregation which became Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church became the first brick church building in Charleston that African Americans owned.

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College of Charleston

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College of Charleston

Five. College of Charleston

66 George Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 805-5507

Hours:  Open to the public.
Tours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00a, 12:00p and 2:00p during the school year, and at 10:00a during the summer.

The College of Charleston is the oldest municipal college in the United States. Founded in 1770, and chartered in 1785. The College possesses additional historical significance as the oldest institute of higher learning in South Carolina, and the 13th oldest in the country. The center of the small campus contains its core of historic mid-19th- century buildings, the Main Building, the Library and the Gate Lodge. The founders of the college include three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and three fathers of the United States Constitution.

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William Blacklock House

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William Blacklock House

Six. William Blacklock House

18 Bull Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 953-5584

William Blacklock was a member of the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Charleston. He built his house around the 1800s. His house is an excellent example of the Adam style.

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Bethel United Methodist Church

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Bethel United Methodist Church

Seven. Bethel United Methodist Church

57 Pitt Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  
(843) 723-4587

Hours: Open to the public
Monday - Thursday: 9:00a to 4:30p
Friday: 9:00a to 2:00p

The first Methodist congregation in Charleston purchased this parcel of land in 1795 and the Old Bethel United Methodist Church building was erected here in 1797. Bethel Methodist Church is an exceptional example of Greek Doric Temple architecture common to antebellum.

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Old Bethel United Methodist Church

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Old Bethel United Methodist Church

Eight. Old Bethel United Methodist Church

222 Calhoun Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 722-3470

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00a - 4:00p

Old Bethel United Methodist Church is the third oldest church building surviving in Charleston. Construction of the Bethel United Methodist Church began in 1797 and was completed in 1807. The pressed metal ceiling and Victorian era furnishing of Old Bethel date to the end of the 19th century.

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Cannon Park

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Cannon Park

Nine. Cannon Park

131 Rutledge Avenue (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 724-5003

Cannon Park is a 2.7 acre public park located in peninsular Charleston. It is located in Harleston Village at the corner of Ashley Avenue and Bennett Street.

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Avery Research Center

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Avery Research Center

Ten. Avery Research Center

125 Bull Street (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29424
(843) 953-7609

Hours: Open for Research
Monday - Friday:12:00p to 5:00p

The Avery Normal Institute was Charleston's first free secondary school for African Americans. The school was organized by Reverend R. L. Cardoza at the end of the Civil War in 1865. The estate of Reverend Charles Avery of Pittsburg donated a grant of $10,000 for the school which is named after Mr. Avery. Other financial assistance was received from the Freedman's Bureau, local merchants, and the American Missionary Association of New York City. The construction of the school began in 1867 and was completed in 1868. The school was designed in the Italianate style with arched entry, cupola, and piazzas running the length of the building.

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Colonial Lake

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Colonial Lake

Eleven. Colonial Lake

Broad Street and Rutledge Avenue (Harleston Village)
CharlestonSC  29401

Colonial Lake is a tidal pond in Charleston with wide walkways around it. The tidal lake changes with the daily tide changes. It acquired the name Colonial Lake in 1881, in honor of the "Colonial Commons" established in 1768.

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