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We have arrived in this beautiful southern city and luckily our B & B is in one of the most beautiful streets and areas you have seen. The Cabell House seems to be typical of the lovely old mansions in this historic area, really close to the harbour. Most homes nearby are beautifully restored, some built in the 1700's. They are a mixture of …
Today was our day of visiting plantation houses in the area. We started with the Hopsewee Plantation circa 1740. One of the oldest preserved plantations open to the public in the United States.
First lived in by Thomas Lynch, Sr., an early leader in the American Revolution, both he and his son, Thomas Lynch, Jr., were South Carolina delegates to the second continental congress. Thomas Lynch, Jr signed the Declaration of Independence making Hopsewee Plantation ...
... a presentation on Gullah Culture. There is also a Plantation Coach Tour which goes around the entire 738 acres of the farm (at it's peak it was over 4,000 acres!) and the driver points out various sites of importance. That ride was quite chilly as the coach is open air and the breeze was blowing! I stopped for hot chocolate when I got off of that!
I ate lunch at Boone Hall Farms, which is a little north of the plantation on Highway 17. The market has ...
... and the architecture has English, Spanish, French and African influences, with adaption to the warm climate. Lovely deep verandahs, shutters and bright colours.The first shots of the Civil War were fired here. Charleston is known as America's most friendly city, and the most polite. Although the trolley bus driver wasn't too polite when we hailed her from a non regulation bus stop.
Our first stop was the City Market, four ...
... Imperial IPA from Evil Twin Brewing. The beer lives up to its name as a hop bomb explodes on your tongue with every sip. The hops do not dominate the flavor though. There is a strong malt taste that balances the bitterness and at 13% ABV there is a distinct alcohol flavor.
From Closed for Business we headed to the Tattooed Moose, another recommendation. Interestingly enough this also resembled a hunting lodge, although not as gaudy. ...