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North Charleston is in the Greater Charleston area.


Born of strife, as it were, over representation and a fair shake at civic and property rights within the hegemony of the city of Charleston, North Charleston broke off and became its own municipality in 1972, and took some military bases with it. Even though it started out with a scattered populace over a land area that used to be covered with a swath of rice and indigo plantations, today it is the third largest city in South Carolina with a lot of muscle in terms of commerce and consumerism. Still though, watch your coin purse just a little, as North Charleston isn't exactly a city with a reputation of no crime.

Get in[edit]

With its location just to the north of Charleston, it can be readily reached by all the means used in reaching the latter; in fact, most of these are actually in North Charleston to begin with:

  • Charleston International Airport, 5500 International Blvd and the Interstate 26 connection to Columbia.
  • Amtrak, at 4565 Gaynor Avenue (North Charleston Transit Center)
  • Greyhound, likewise at 4565 Gaynor Ave (North Charleston Transit Center)

Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority or CARTA provides public transportation between such areas as the Charleston International Airport, North Charleston Transit Center, and Charleston proper.

Lastly, Interstate 26 provides a direct link to Columbia for personal drivers, with US Route 17 connecting other communities along the coastline.

Get around[edit]

Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority or CARTA provides connections to different points within North Charleston.

The greater metro area of Charleston/North Charleston is circumscribed by I-526 for rapid ease in commuting to different areas along with the I-26.


  • 1 North Charleston Fire Museum (American LaFrance Fire Museum), 4975 Centre Pointe Dr (in the North Charleston Visitor Center), +1 843 740-5550. Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-3PM. Covers the profession and history of firefighting in the area, with simulators and restored fire trucks on display.
  • 2 Friends of the Hunley (Warren Lasch Conservation Center), 1250 Supply St, +1 843 743-4865. Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 10AM-3PM. Museum about the historic 19th century submarine HL Hunley that is being restored, and about submarine warfare.


  • 1 North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd, +1 843 762-5585. Daily 8AM-8PM. Expansive park of wetlands and woodlands where you can rent boats or hike various trails, plus a community water park called Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark
  • 2 Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave, +1 843 308-4746. Daily 6AM-10PM. A picturesque park with an esplanade and boardwalk along the Cooper River, with container ships and the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial to capture your attention.
  • 3 Frankies Fun Park, 5000 Ashley Phosphate Rd, +1 843 767-1376. Energetic entertainment center with amusement rides and water rides, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, and an arcade.




  • 1 Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave, +1 843 459-2948. Daily 11AM-10PM. Everyone seems to be in a pretty jovial mood here by the time they've finished the tour.



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