Blacksmith Philip Simmons and his ironwork

Grimke Sisters Home, Abolitionists (Sarah and Angelina Grimke), 321 East Bay Street: Their story inspired Sue Monk Kidd to write the book Invention of Wings

Old City Market, Market Street: Shops, restaurants, and local vendors sell their arts & crafts

Slave Auction Sites in the French Quarter including Old Exchange Building, Custom House, 122 East Bay Street, and the Old Slave Mart Museum, 6 Chalmers Street

Site of Jehu Jones’ Hotel, 73 Broad Street: Jehu Jones, a Free Black Man and a Slave Owner

Site of The Freedman’s Bank, 56-58 Broad Street: The first bank established for Free Blacks in Charleston after the Civil War

Broad & Meeting Streets: Known as the Four Corners of Law and listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Each building on each corner represents a law, three of which were built by enslaved Africans.

Catfish Row, 89–91 Church Street: A Black tenement and the setting for George Gershwin’s opera Porgy & Bess

Miles Brewton House, 27 King Street, built in 1765: Miles Brewton was a slave trader who only enjoyed his Georgian Palladian Style home for 10 years as he and his family were lost at sea. The spike ironwork in front of the house was after the Denmark Vesey Slave Uprising of 1822.

Patrick O’Donnell House, 21 King Street: President Obama made a famous speech on the lower porch or piazza during the 2008 SC Primary which inspired him to mention the porches of Charleston during his inaugural address.

The Battery: The lower end of the city where the Ashley River meets the Cooper River

Old Jail, 15 Magazine Street and nearby site of the Work House

Old Marine Hospital, 20 Franklin Street: Home of Jenkins Orphanage (1895-1939), Charleston’s first Black orphanage, and
the band that made the Charleston dance famous

Avery Normal School, 125 Bull Street: First secondary school for free Blacks after the Civil War

Denmark Vesey House, Bull Street

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