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Charleston Visitor Center

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Address: 375 Meeting St, Directly Above This Address It Lists Charleston, WV, Instead Of SC., Charleston, SC 29403-6238
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+1 800-774-0006
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

Offers maps and a gift shop.

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Start Your Charleston Trip Here

This is a very good place to start your planning for everything Charleston. There are plenty of brochures for everything and anything that is offered in town. You can book... read more

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97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very good place to start your planning for everything Charleston. There are plenty of brochures for everything and anything that is offered in town. You can book excursions here, purchase tickets and simply ask questions answered by friendly knowledgeable staff. The free dash bus also stops here and you can get maps of both city and bus... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every tourist city needs a place for us tourists to gather info. Some are better than others. Well, this one is great. Offers every kind of answer you need. It's also the place where all the free bus routes intersect. So, it can get busy.

Thank Scubaskier
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased a pass here that covered many of the homes in Charleston as well as a few plantations out of town. Great place to get maps and information.

Thank Mercant700
Hollywood, FL USA
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200 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My guide book suggested that I visit this center before beginning my journey around the city and I positively agree. Depending upon the time of day and season, you will probably experience a line but with several people behind the counters, it is worth the wait. Parking your car in front of the center or the garage across the street... More 

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Portland, Maine
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happened upon this visitor center near the end of our stay but it would have been a great place to start. It has all the information you need as well as many interesting maps and displays.There are folks to help and answer your questions. Need a restroom? This is the place.

Thank TundraJayco
Camillus, New York
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People are very friendly. They offer discount vouchers for different attractions but fail to let you know they are vouchers. When you get to the locations you still need to stand in line with your voucher to get the actual ticket. It would be nice to be told this up front and I think they should sell the actual tickets.... More 

Thank Sheri S
Niagara On The Lake
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Offers discount pricing on many tours. Air conditioned! Clean restrooms. Can book a number of tours here. Has a stop for the free bus around the area right outside. Be sure to confirm location of tour starts...We were told to go to ghost tour office instead of tour location and just made it for the tour. Everyone here was nice... More 

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Ivanhoe, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The visitor center is very large and broken into different categories of things to do, like lodging, dining, history, etc. The center staff are very knowledgable and can help you with any questions you may have. All of the Dash trolleys stop here as well.

Thank chibabe2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure if the lines were long, our experience would have been different, but we went to the Visitor's Center around 4:00, when we first arrived in Charleston, and there were NO lines. Our representative was very helpful, patient and gave opinions, but tried not to favor. There are also DISCOUNTS given here that you can't get elsewhere -- for... More 

Thank Liz B
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is a bit tight with an oversized vehicle but the visitor center has knowledgeable staff and a plethora of information available - and great advice too!

Thank Connie I

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