Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
East of Charleston, across the beautiful Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, is the town of Mount Pleasant, named not for a mountain but for a plantation founded there in the early 18th century. In its Old Village neighborhood are antebellum homes and a sleepy, old-time town center with a drugstore where patrons still amble up to the soda fountain and lunch counter for egg-salad sandwiches and floats. Along Shem Creek, where the local fishing fleet brings in the daily catch, several seafood restaurants serve some of the area's freshest (and most deftly fried) seafood. Other attractions in the area include military and maritime museums, a plantation, and, farther north, the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The historic center of Mount Pleasant, this neighborhood is distinguished by white picket fences, storybook cottages, antebellum manses, tiny churches,…Learn More >
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
This site includes the last 28 acres of the plantation owned by Charles Pinckney, a drafter and signer of the…Learn More >
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
A drive through a ½-mile-long live-oak alley draped in Spanish moss introduces you to this still-functioning plantation, the oldest of…Learn More >