Trips & Tours

We are happy to arrange four wonderful trips for the Spring 2022 semester after our long Covid break. In January we recommend taking advantage of the Museum Mile Month pass, which provides admission to many museums and historic homes.

1500 Old Towne Road
Saturday, February 5 – Arrival at 1:30 p.m.

Feel the ground shake beneath your feet and smell the brimstone as the Charles Towne Militia fires replica, 17th-century cannons. Charles Towne, established on the edge of England’s North American empire, faced many threats, especially from England’s longstanding rival: Spain. Wary of a Spanish attack, the English colonists came heavily armed and formed a provincial militia for the defense of Carolina. This 20-minute program explores the Spanish threat, Charles Towne’s fortifications, and the citizen-soldiers who protected the early colony.

You also can visit the recreated one-room home with reenactors in period costume. You can see the location where the colonists landed, walk through the park and see the animals as well. Everything is open to you.

Price – $7.50 per person – cash is preferred, checks are acceptable

Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street
Thursday, March 3 – Arrival time: 6:30-6:45p.m.

Performance begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and runs about 75 minutes.

Eleven years ago, after reading visitor surveys and travel magazines that say history was a top reason people come to Charleston, we launched a new concert series we called The Sound of Charleston. 500 concerts later, visitors and locals are still flocking to Circular Congregational Church to hear history coming to life through music performed by our finest professional musicians. Our shows entertain, educate, and evoke emotion through gospel spirituals, Civil War songs, Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” and “Rhapsody in Blue”, jazz and light classics of the St. Cecelia Society. “Amazing Grace”, composed by John Newton after worshipping in our venue, concludes every show. A narrator explains each part.

Price: $22.00 per person – cash or checks are acceptable

McLeod Plantation
325 Country Club Drive
Wednesday, April 6 – Arrival time: 10:00 to 10:15 a.m.

A guided walking tour will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. for about 45 minutes. The Plantation house and other facilities are open and will be available on a self-guided basis.

Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak allée, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old.

Price: $12 per person – cash or checks are acceptable

Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, 136 E. Railroad Avenue, Moncks Corner
Friday, April 22
– Arrival Time: 9:00 – 9:15a.m.

A continental breakfast to take in your car and a stop near Mepkin Abbey for lunch are included with the tour.

Berkeley County is famous for its Revolutionary War connections, not only serving as the setting for 32 of the War’s over 200 battle sites in South Carolina, but also two prominent military leaders: General Francis Marion and General William Moultrie. Notorious for his “Swamp Fox” nickname, Marion and his militia were known for hiding in area swamps and launching bloody, surprise attacks on the British Redcoats.
Join us as we explore the Patriots victories and defeats on Berkeley County battlefields. Cars will caravan to each location.

Price $60 per person – cash or checks are acceptable