Sightseeing in South Carolina


The Powder Magazine: $12 for $25 Worth of Yearly Museum Pass at The Powder Magazine

$12 for $25 Worth of Yearly Museum Pass at The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine

Charleston Historic District

From the merchant: You ( + 4 guests) will have a one-year pass to The Powder Magazine Museum and receive 10% off each gift shop purchase.

$25 $12

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Frothy Beard Brewing Co: Beer Tasting and Tour with Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Frothy Beard Brewing Co (Up to 50% Off)

Beer Tasting and Tour with Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Frothy Beard Brewing Co (Up to 50% Off)

Frothy Beard Brewing Co

North Charleston

Nanobrewery’s offerings include a ginger-infused pale ale, chocolate oatmeal stout, peppermint porter, and more seasonal selections

$22 $12

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Charleston Water Taxi: Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Charleston Water Taxi

Multiple Locations

Riders can cruise to their destinations on a fleet of water taxis while catching glimpses of dolphins, the cityscape, and gorgeous sunsets

$20 $12

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Morgan Ridge Vineyards: Winery Tour with Tasting for Two or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Winery Tour with Tasting for Two or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

$40 $19

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Scavenger-Hunt Walking Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (56% Off)

Scavenger-Hunt Walking Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (56% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Greenville

All you need is a smartphone to participate in this scavenger-hunt walking adventure

$39.95 $18

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Sumter County Museum: One-Year Family Membership to Sumter County Museum (50% Off)

One-Year Family Membership to Sumter County Museum (50% Off)

Sumter County Museum

Sumter

Includes an Edwardian mansion of Sumter county historic exhibits, elegant Southern gardens, and a recreated 19th-century settlement

$50 $25

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

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Hollywild Animal Park: Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids to Hollywild Animal Park (38% Off)

Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids to Hollywild Animal Park (38% Off)

Hollywild Animal Park

Wellford

Visitors interact with more than 500 animals from around the world, including many animals that have appeared in movies and commercials

$24 $15

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Greenville History Tours: Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

$24 $12

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Brookgreen Gardens: Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

$30 $16

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Lexington County Museum: $12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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Copperhead Mountain Distillery: Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Travelers Rest

Tour facility that produces small copper stills of whiskey, spiced rum, and moonshine before sampling 11-15 types of the finished product

$20 $12

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Six and Twenty Distillery: Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

$20 $11

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Heyward House Historic Center: Walking Tour for Two or Four at Heyward House Historic Center (Up to 50% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four at Heyward House Historic Center (Up to 50% Off)

Heyward House Historic Center

Bluffton

90- to 120-minute tour includes not only Heyward House, but also historic Bluffton, a preserved Southern coastal village

$36 $18

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Adventure Carolina: Saluda River Kayak Tour or Tube Trip for Two from Adventure Carolina (Up to 50% Off)

Saluda River Kayak Tour or Tube Trip for Two from Adventure Carolina (Up to 50% Off)

Adventure Carolina

West Columbia

Navigate rapids in a kayak, or float down the river in a tube

$100 $50

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The Presidential Culinary Museum: Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum  (Up to 51% Off)

Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: Admission and Tours at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Up to 24% Off). Five Options Available.

Admission and Tours at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Up to 24% Off). Five Options Available.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Charleston

Visit the splendid gardens of a plantation founded more than 300 years ago, then see local wildlife on a self-guided swamp tour

$30 $24

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Wacky Walks- Greenville: Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Wacky Walks- Greenville

West End

Spend approximately two hours working together to complete quests, follow the captain’s orders, and vie for the throne

$39.95 $20

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Children's Museum of South Carolina: Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Interactive exhibits encourage learning through imaginative play and hands-on exploration

$16 $9

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Charleston In a Nutshell: Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston In a Nutshell

Multiple Locations

Walking tours of Charleston explore the city’s architecture, history, and personal stories

$44 $22

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Friends of the Greenville Zoo: $99 for Year of Greenville Zoo Membership with T-Shirt from Friends of the Greenville Zoo ($155 Value)

$99 for Year of Greenville Zoo Membership with T-Shirt from Friends of the Greenville Zoo ($155 Value)

Friends of the Greenville Zoo

Greenville

Membership includes a limited edition t-shirt from Loggerhead Apparel; other perks include special access to zoo events

$155 $99

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Walks in History: $19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

$19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

Authors of historical books guide tours past haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

$40 $19

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Interactive Tours: Greenville Walking Tour for One or Two from Interactive Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Greenville Walking Tour for One or Two from Interactive Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Interactive Tours

West End

Tour guides walk guests through downtown Greenville, passing by popular attractions including Falls Park and the Peace Center

$20 $12

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Civil War Walking Tours: Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Charleston

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

$40 $21

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Old Charleston Walking Tours: Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

French Quarter

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

$37 $17

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Wacky Walks: Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Wacky Walks

Charleston

Spend approximately two hours working together to complete quests, follow the captain’s orders, and vie for the throne

$39.95 $20

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Charleston Walking Guild: Up to 56% Off Walking Tours at Charleston Walking Guild

Up to 56% Off Walking Tours at Charleston Walking Guild

Charleston Walking Guild

Downtown

From the merchant: We seek to inspire Charleston’s vibrant history to come to life with our intimate walking history and ghost tours.

$22 $11

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  • South Carolina State Museum Foundation
    Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts. Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items. Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.
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    301 Gervais St.
    Columbia, SC US
  • Lowcountry Tours
    The knowledgeable guides of Charleston Culinary Tours and Lowcountry Walking Tours acquaint tour-goers with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the largest historic district in the United States through two distinct branches. Lowcountry Walking Tours's guides delve into the histories and mysteries of Charleston, revealing its both dark and romantic origins. Their excursions venture downtown or out to Mount Pleasant, each exploring the events that shaped the region with an emphasis on the areas toured. They often meander the streets of the French Quarter as guides opine on the historic churches, horticulture, and reason why the city had to change its name from Tokyo to Charleston. Charleston Culinary Tours introduce groups to the area through their taste buds. Each restaurant tour journeys to four acclaimed restaurants, granting a bounty of food tastings alongside a meet-and-greet with restaurant owners and chefs. On the farmer's market tour, groups explore the farm-fresh finds of a market named one of the nation's best by Travel + Leisure, then venture to an area restaurant where they can savor the newly picked produce within a gourmet meal. The farm-to-table theme continues on the mixology tour, where participants sip specialty cocktails infused with fresh herbs and produce as the learn about the secrets to Charleston's craft cocktail scene.
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    161 East Bay Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • H. L. Hunley
    It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue magnesium light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact. Today, the leaders of the nonprofit H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details. Guides walk guests through features such as the manual-propulsion system and automatic moon roof, and illuminate exhibits such as a lifesize model from the TNT movie The Hunley.
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    1250 Supply St.
    North Charleston, SC US
  • Captains Source
    To assure fantastic seafaring on Charleston's waterways, Captains Source assembled a team of top-notch captains, each as unique and diverse as the tours they charter. Every captain boasts a U.S. Coast Guard 6-Pack license and is certified by USOBE or Clemson for the specific excursions they lead, assuring expertise piloting the ship and in the field of harbor history, fishing, or wildlife. Captains who are great with kids and families ferry them out onto the bay and estuaries for dolphin sightings and insight into the region's marine life, and harbor history tours reveal Charleston's close connections to the American Revolution and Civil War. Like the captains, the aquatic company's boats are also suited specifically for the tour, including sailboats, yachts, and offshore fishing boats. Wanting to make the glistening waterways available to the public for all occasions, they accommodate charters for business meetings, birthdays, reunions, and searches for runaway sea legs.
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    1400 Shrimp Boat Lane
    Mount Pleasant, SC US
  • Culture and Heritage Museums
    Culture & Heritage Museums safeguard the Carolina Piedmont's historical treasures and educate residents and visitors about the region's unique past. Instituted in the 1950's, York County's group of affiliated museums and attractions forms a multi-campus network encompassing a wealth of educational opportunities across various disciplines. Each year, museumgoers view antique documents and photographs at the Historical Center located inside the McCelvey Center. They can get to know more than 1,500 natural specimens at the hands-on Naturalist Center inside the Museum of York County, and march through Historic Brattonsville's 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Locals can volunteer at the museums in fascinating roles, such as specimen preparers, who beautify avian exhibits by helping with taxidermy and surgical beak-lifts.
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    4621 Mount Gallant Rd
    Rock Hill, SC US
  • Bju Museum & Gallery Inc
    What began as fewer than 30 paintings hanging in two rooms has since grown into the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, a collection of more than 400 baroque paintings displayed in 30 galleries. The paintings—works by Rubens, van Dyck, and Murillo that date from the 14th through 19th centuries—are thoughtfully displayed in context, surrounded by furniture, sculptures, tapestries, and popular emoticons from their respective time periods. Architectural elements also add texture to the various galleries, flooding them in colorful light from stained-glass windows or framing their walls with the carved corners of fireplace mantels. At Heritage Green, a satellite location boasts special exhibits of works pulled from the main galleries or on loan from private and public collections. Up on the second floor, interactive exhibits educate visitors of all ages on works by the old masters.
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    1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
    Greenville, SC US

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