Much of Gullah culture developed on Charleston’s plantations (the earliest evidence of sweetgrass baskets being made is at Boone Hall). Among the historic plantations in the greater Charleston area, Middleton Place, stands out for its historic gardens where you can learn about the ecology and flora of the region, and the horticultural practices of the slaves who worked these plantations. Other highlights of a visit include the South Flanker House Museum and ruins of buildings that were destroyed in the Civil War. Whether your interest is culture, history, cuisine or some other passion, one of the 12 itineraries to Charleston, created by the AFAR Travel Advisory Council will speak to you. Check them out at AFAR Journeys.
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