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South Carolina Institutional Hall

The Union is Dissolved

South Carolina Institutional Hall On December, 20, 1860 a gathering of 169 representatives from across the state of South Carolina came together in Charleston at South Carolina Institutional Hall to debate leaving the Union.  South Carolina tried to leave the Union in the 1830s, but it was not until 1860 that every delegate decided to

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Posted on October 28, 2013
Charleston DASH Shuttle

Activities for a rainy day in Charleston

While you are staying at The Elliott House Inn do not let the weather keep you away from exploring Charleston. The City of Charleston provides a free trolley service that has pick- up and drop-off locations near the Inn. The free trolley uses the Charleston Visitors Center as “Metro Hub” for their three free trolleys

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Posted on October 21, 2013
Old City Jail

The Old City Jail

The Old City Jail was constructed in 1802 and was used as a prison until 1939 without electricity or running water. All of the inmates were exposed to the elements, so when it was hot it was sweltering; when it was cold it was freezing! Sections of the jail were designed by Robert Mills, America’s

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Posted on October 15, 2013
Charleston County Courthouse

Charleston County Courthouse

The County Courthouse was the site of the first and only Colonial Capital of South Carolina. The Capital building was built in 1753 and was used primarily for colonial assemblies. In the early 1780s, the capital was damaged by the British during the American Revolution and was eventually moved from Charleston to Columbia. In 1791,

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Posted on October 3, 2013