Barksdale House Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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For my first day trip to Charleston I start out around 7:30 and decide to stop in Georgetown, about 40 minutes into my two hour drive to Charleston to fuel up on breakfast. Thomas Cafe is a waterfront diner and definitely a local favorite, very welcoming and laid back. Grab a newspaper from the counter and choose your table, order up a hot cup of coffee served in age old mugs that at one time might have had the cafés logo, now just scuffs of black paint ...
Due to availability, we booked a room this time quite a way out of Charleston main town, but the place was in another really nice neighbourhood! We were greeted by a couple who were extremely helpful and kind, even giving us notes of tours they made for us! One of these included seeing sites of where the Notebook was filmed, which Lois claimed she had no idea about.. Yeah right. Naturally though, this took up our next day activities. That morning, boiling hot, ...
We drove from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina today.
Charleston, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, was founded by English settlers in 1670 and grew quite wealthy by the mid-eighteenth century from rice and cotton. The first shot of the Civil War range out in 1861 at Fort Sumter. Natural disasters have impacted Charleston from the 1886 Earthquake, damaging ...
... congregations in the South: haunting spirituals sung by slaves first arriving through the port; Civil war camp songs; music of George Gershwin and 1891 jazz.
After visiting plantations, slave quarters and sites related to freedom for blacks. How could we leave Charleston without hearing the sounds of history?
So, the question to the lady at the counter was “how late does the bus run?” We ...
... The largest and most striking of these homes was the Calhoun Mansion that was built just after the Civil War in 1876. It was built as a beacon to light the way for Charleston to reemerge from the destruction of the Civil War. After completion the home gradually deteriorated until it was condemned in 1972. A prominent businessman of the city purchased the home and spent the next twenty five years and five million dollars to bring this home back to its original spender of 1876 when ...