If you have just moved to your apartment in Charleston, SC and are experiencing this city for the first time, or if you have out of town guests, October is a great time to explore Charleston. The temperature is comfortable and fall is in the air. Now is the time to experience Charleston’s many historical sites, museums, performing arts venues and festivals.
Friday evenings through October, Fort Sumter Tours offers a Sunset Tour that departs from Liberty Square and includes a tour of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter.
Check out Charleston’s Museum Mile on Meeting Street where six museums, nine historic sites and a dozen historic places of worship can be found in an easy 1-mile walk. The Charleston City Market is a must-see. Erected in 1804, it is one of the oldest public markets in the United States. It is home to 285 local vendors, including 56 artisans who weave sweetgrass baskets, one of the region’s prized indigenous crafts.
Vintage homes provides insight into city’s bygone eras. Step into the 38th Annual Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens, between now and Oct. 26 to peek at heirloom silver and meander through carefully cultivated boxwoods at some of the area’s most historic and architecturally significant dwellings.
In downtown’s historic French Quarter, take in a play at the Dock Street Theatre Oct. 17-Nov. 2, “Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ ” is featured. Or try one of the Sound of Charleston concerts that showcase the city’s musical heritage, from gospel to Gershwin.
Extend Halloween adventure through Nov. 30 by treading the dark edges of Charleston’s haunted Historic District on the Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour. You’ll hear fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts.