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Archive: Jan 2020

Charleston Jazz History

Charleston jazz history is rich and complicated. While Charleston is not the most famous city to put jazz on the map, the styles of jazz that formed in Charleston are just as important as those invented in New Orleans and New York City. Celebrate Charleston jazz history at some of the city’s most famous music…

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January 27, 2020

Black History Month in Charleston

Charleston was the landing point in the U.S. for many enslaved Africans. In fact, more than half of African Americans in the country today can trace their roots through Charleston. February is Black History Month in Charleston and we recommend visiting the following sites (in order) and imagining what it would have been like to land…

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January 15, 2020

Charleston Winter Activities (and Tips for Staying Warm!)

Charleston is full of winter activities during the colder months. Indoor and outdoor activities abound as the holiday season is winding down. Check out famous houses, fireplaces and indoor activities showing Charleston’s best of winter.    Famous Charleston Houses Get a taste of history when you head to the houses of Charleston’s 18th and 19th…

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January 3, 2020