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Map of the 'Boroughs' District

Map of the 'Boroughs' District in Charleston SC.

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Saint Johannes Lutheran Church

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Saint Johannes Lutheran Church

One. Saint Johannes Lutheran Church

48 Hasell Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 722-8906

Saint Johannes Lutheran Church is a Classical Tuscan design that was built in 1842. The congregation later moved to St Matthew's Lutheran Church on King Street. But, in 1878, a group of about 53 Lutherans from the St Matthew's Church decided to return to the original location on Hasell Street and organized the congregation to be known at St Johannes Lutheran Church.

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William Rhett House

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William Rhett House

Two. William Rhett House

54 Hasell Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401

Not open to the public

William Rhett came to Charleston in 1698 where he quickly rose in the ranks as a colonial militia leader. He was a successful merchant and sea captain who is most famously known for his participation in the capture of the pirate Stede Bonnet in 1718.

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Middleton-Pinckney House

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Middleton-Pinckney House

Three. Middleton-Pinckney House

14 George Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401

The Middleton-Pinckney House is a historic three-story masonry home built on a raised basement. Construction of the house began around 1796 by Mrs. France Motte Middleton, and was completed by her and her second husband, Maj. Gen. Thomas Pinckney, whom she married in 1797.

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Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church

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Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church

Four. Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church

110 Calhoun Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 722-2561

Hours: Open to the public
Monday - Friday: 9:00a to 1:00p 
                            2:00p to 4:00p

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is a Gothic Revival style church built in 1891. The original alter, communion rail, pews and light fixtures in the church are one of only a few unaltered religious interiors in Charleston.

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Citadel Square Baptist Church

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Citadel Square Baptist Church

Five. Citadel Square Baptist Church

328 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 577-3707

Citadel Square Baptist Church was the fourth Baptist church built in Charleston, South Carolina. The name refers to the church's location on upper Meeting Street which at the time was named the Citadel.

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Saint Matthew's German Lutheran Church

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Saint Matthew's German Lutheran Church

Six. Saint Matthew's German Lutheran Church

405 King Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 723-1611

Hours: Open to the public
Monday - Friday: 8:30a to 4:30p.

St. Matthew's German Lutheran Church is a Gothic Revival church that was constructed between 1867 and 1872. It was patterned after the typical German Gothic churches. Its 297-foot steeple once made it the tallest building in South Carolina; it continues to possess the tallest spire. The congregation was founded originally by German-speaking Lutherans in 1840.

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Marion Square Public Park

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Marion Square Public Park

Seven. Marion Square Public Park

329 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 724-7327

Marion Square is a 10 acre rectangular plot of land that was conveyed to the colony of South Carolina in 1758. Marion Square was previously known as the Citadel Green. The Old Citadel, or South Carolina State Arsenal, currently sits on the north side of the square where a group of buildings known as the Tobacco Inspection once stood.

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Old Citadel, The (Embassy Suites Hotel)

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Old Citadel, The (Embassy Suites Hotel)

Eight. Old Citadel, The (Embassy Suites Hotel)

337 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29401

The original site of The Citadel was built in 1829 on what is now Marion Square in downtown Charleston. It is a two story Romanesque structure, incorporated an interior courtyard with Doric columns and Roman arches. It began as a state arsenal and was first guarded by federal troops from Fort Moultrie. But in 1832 South Carolina removed the troops because of a disagreement with the federal government over imposed tariffs and removed the federal troops replacing them with the South Carolina militia.

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Second Presbyterian Church

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Second Presbyterian Church

Nine. Second Presbyterian Church

342 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 723-9237

In 1809 fifteen men began planning for the Second Presbyterian Church. The new church was built in 1811 at the cost of $100,00. The Second Presbyterian Church was built in the Jeffersonian style and is the fourth oldest church structure in the city.

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Joseph Manigault House Museum

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Joseph Manigault House Museum

Ten. Joseph Manigault House Museum

350 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 723-2926

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)
Sunday: 12:00p - 5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)

The Joseph Manigault House was built in 1803 and is one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures. The house reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family and the enslaved African Americans who lived there. The house was designed by Joseph Manigault's brother Gabriel. It is an exceptional example of the Federal period architecture.

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Charleston Museum

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Charleston Museum

Eleven. Charleston Museum

360 Meeting Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 722-2996

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p
Sunday: 1:00p - 5:00p

The Charleston Museum, founded in 1773, is the oldest museum in the United States. First opened to the public in 1824, the Museum developed prominent collections, which Harvard scientist Louis Aggasiz declared in 1852 to be among the finest in America. Due to the Civil War, operations of the museum were temporarily suspended, but reopened after the war.

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Aiken-Rhett House Museum

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Aiken-Rhett House Museum

Twelve. Aiken-Rhett House Museum

48 Elizabeth Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 723-1159

Tours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p (last tour begins at 4:15p).
Sunday: 2:00p - 5:00p (last tour begins at 4:15p).

The Aiken-Rhett House was built in 1820 by John Robinson and was a typical Charleston double house with a central hallway and two rooms on each side. When Robinson lost five ships at sea in 1825, he was forced to sell the house to meet his financial obligations. Subsequently, it became the property of William Aiken Sr. in 1827.

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Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

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Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Thirteen. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

25 Ann Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 853-8962

Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p
Sunday: 1:00p - 5:00p

Charleston's Children's Museum can keep little ones, from toddlers to age 10, occupied for hours. Infants and toddlers even have their own special play space with mini-slides and padded mats. Incite your creativity in the Art Room, with materials from recycled egg cartons to plastic yogurt lids. Be a buccaneer aboard the Pirate Ship, and dress up as a prince or princess at the Medieval Creativity Castle. The laws of physics make for busy hands at Raceways, as you send golf balls racing down ramps and spiraling through chutes.

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Cathedral of Saint Luke and Saint Paul

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Cathedral of Saint Luke and Saint Paul

Fourteen. Cathedral of Saint Luke and Saint Paul

126 Coming Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 722-7345

Construction of the Cathedral began in 1810 and was originally known as St. Paul's Radcliffeboro. The style of architecture is typical of the period, the interior being almost devoid of ornamentation with the exception of the chancel. The chancel is ornamented with Corinthian pilasters have gilt capitals.

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Karpeles Manuscript Museum

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Karpeles Manuscript Museum

Fifteen. Karpeles Manuscript Museum

68 Spring Street (The Boroughs)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 853-4651

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00a - 4:00p
Closed Holidays

The Charleston Karpeles Manuscript Library is one of ten Karpeles Museums in the United States. The Karpeles Manuscript Library is dedicated to the preservation of the original handwritten documents of great men and women of the past who have helped shape out history.

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