Project Description

Charleston

2 DAY ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Middleton Place Plantation
  • Narrated Harbor Cruise
  • Patriot’s Point Over Night Program

Day 2

  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Angel Oak Tree

ADD ON

  • Guided Tour of the Historic District
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Middleton Place Plantation
  • Narrated Harbor Cruise
  • Patriot’s Point Day Trip
  • Patriot’s Point Overnight Program
  • Ferry to Fort Sumter
  • Wild Blue Ropes Course
  • Haunted History Tour
  • Bowling

3 DAY ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Narrated tour of the Historic District
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Patriot’s Point with free time to explore
  • Haunted History Tour Tonight

Day 2

  • Wild Blue Ropes course
  • Catamaran ride through Charleston Harbor
  • Bowling tonight

Day 3

  • Middleton Place Plantation

*  Day Trip is also available

Charleston, SC is filled with educational opportunities ranging from history, science, social studies and more! Founded in the late 1600’s, Charleston has played a significant role in the history of the United States. Some of that history includes Fort Sumter, site of the first shots fired of the Civil War, the Old Exchange Building, used as a prison during the Revolutionary War and then later as a site of assemblies including a reading of the original Declaration of Independence. Students can also visit Patriots Point Naval Museum to board the WWII Battleship, USS Yorktown. A visit to the South Carolina Aquarium or a cruise around Charleston Harbor will highlight the plants and animals found locally along the eastern coast. Tour one or more of the many colleges located here including the military college, The Citadel, that has been educating students since the 1800’s.

Middleton Place Plantation

Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres “the most important and most interesting garden in America”. Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas blaze on the hillside above the Rice Mill Pond in the spring. In summer, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtles and roses accent a landscape magnificent throughout the year. The Gardens have been planned so that there is something blooming at Middleton Place year-round.

Patriots Point

With six different programs to choose from, plus several additional add on activities, students will learn the inner workings of an aircraft carrier, aviation, marine science and more! Plus, your students could even sleep on the USS Yorktown for a unique once in a lifetime experience.

Wild Blue Ropes Course

Charleston’s premier High Climbing Ropes & Outdoor Adventure Park – featuring 72 suspended obstacles – up to 35 ft. in the air! Locally owned and operated. Fun for all ages!

Charleston Aquarium

At the Charleston education is a vital part of our mission and we strive to provide all students with engaging experiences, combining lessons in biology, environmental science and conservation with exciting opportunities that make learning fun. The South Carolina Aquarium offers endless benefits to school groups, complimentary standards-based curriculum and unique hands-on educational packages. Walk through our step-by-step field trip planning guide to build the perfect trip for you and your students.

National White Water Center

The USNWC utilizes various adventure sports and natural environments onsite and throughout the region to develop leadership and communication skills. Skill development programs include specialized instruction and certification, summer camps for children and teenagers, and customizable team development courses for groups and schools, testing the mental and physical limits of participants in the wilderness.

Learning opportunities are available to individuals, families, and groups of all ages and skill levels.

Columbia State House

Students get a better idea of how the South Carolina Legislature works and how they can be involved. They will learn what Representatives and Senators do and how they go about making laws.

The Joint Legislative Conference Room or The Library is one of the most beautiful rooms in the State House. The twin staircases and columns were originally installed in 1889. The massive chandelier was originally gas lit and is the only remaining original State House chandelier. The beauty of the library is enhanced by the Tennessee pediment door, the mosaic glass windows and the original mahogany doors.

South Carolina State Museum

Start your Columbia tour with a visit to the South Carolina State Museum. The museum is the fundamental introduction to South Carolina history, art, technology and culture. Housed in the historic 1893 Columbia Mill textile building, the South Carolina State Museum tells the history of South Carolina through our many traveling museum exhibits, permanent collections and educational programs. Come and enjoy South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science and technology. Many of the museum’s displays are interconnected. You will find there is history in our art, artistic beauty in our natural history and science, and history behind our technology. All disciplines are also represented by objects in the hands-on Stringer Discovery Center. Although no museum can display its entire collection, we offer a varied sampling of the wonders found both within our state and around the world.

Columbia Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks. All programs are carefully crafted and designed to involve your students in active student center learning.