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... 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 ...
... the slaves towards the end of the Civil War.
Then we walked and walked, admiring the beautiful houses and not even stopping for lunch! Did a tour of Edmondson-Alston House built in 1820, townhouse for a rice plantation owner. The slaves drained and cleared the swamps and rice was very successful. The surrounding area is known as The Lowlands.
Judging by the shops and the people in town, Charleston still seems to be ...
The original settlement of Charleston was founded in 1670 a few miles northwest of its current location on the Ashley River. In 1680 the settlement was moved to its current location. This new location enabled it to become a major port city in the colonies. By the mid-18th century Charles Towne had become a bustling trade center, the hub of the Atlantic trade for the southern colonies. Charles Towne was also the wealthiest and largest city south of Philadelphia. By 1770, it was the ...
... things they sell there. The market sheds were very crowded, lots of tourists walking around.
Then we went on the carriage city tour, which I liked very much. We could see many parts of the city in a shorter time and the guide knew a lot of interesting facts about the city and the buildings he showed us.
Later we drove to the beach at Isle of Palms to meet with our new friends whom we had met the evening before at a club. They invited us to ...
... of shade of 17.000 sq. ft. Nature at her best!!!!
The Charleston Tea Plantation is nearby on Wadmalaw Island, so we managed to also fit that into our days outing. Hundreds of thousands of tea plants in the fields, and the entire tea making process is shown and explained on 3 giant TV screens strategically placed in the factory ,along the viewing gallery, observing the actual drying method used from picking to packing of tea.. Iced tea is ...
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