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South Carolina

Mount Pleasant und Boone Hall Plantation

Located just across the Cooper River from Charleston lies the lovely and historic town of Mount Pleasant, founded in 1680. During the past 10 years Mount Pleasant has experienced rapid, but carefully planned development.

Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant's biggest attraction, is one of the world's largest naval and maritime museums. Here visitors may board the aircraft carrier Yorktown, World War II's famous "Fighting Lady" and other permanently moored ships. Nearby is the original heart of the town, the Old Village.

This National Register district provides visitors an up close look at beautiful homes from both the colonial and antebellum periods. The Old Village offers a panoramic view of the harbor, as well as a beautiful public park. Intriguing specialty shops, which include antiquing opportunities, are found throughout the town, particularly along Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Coleman Boulevard and in The Common, which features the Museum on the Common. This award-winning museum documents the devastation of 1989's Hurricane Hugo. The newest addition to this popular area is the Shem Creek Maritime Center and Museum.

On the north side of the town are three of the area's most popular attractions. The Charles Pinckney Historic Site, a property of the National Park Service, is the former residence of Charles Pinckney, a framer of the U.S. Constitution. It is also where George Washington was entertained before his entry into the city of Charleston in 1791. Just down the road is lovely Boone Hall, one of the area's most beautiful plantations.

Shem Creek
Mount Pleasant is also known for its outdoor festivals. Some of the more popular include the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet Festival held each April at Alhambra Hall, and the Children's Festival, held at Town Hall in October. Both promise an exciting day for the entire family.

Of course, when staying in Mount Pleasant you're only five minutes from downtown Charleston or the beaches! Be sure to include Mount Pleasant during your visit to the Lowcountry...it may just become the highlight of your visit!

As one of the most photographed spots in the Charleston area, picturesque Shem Creek located in Mt. Pleasant adjacent to the Old Village ,has long delighted visitors and, it serves as port for the area's shrimping fleet.
Seafood restaurants line both sides of the creek, serving some of the tastiest seafood in the Southeast. Visiting fishermen will want to test their luck aboard one of the offshore fishing party boats that are moored along Shem Creek.




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