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20 Attractions to Explore Near Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms
Isle of PalmsIsle of Palms, SC, USA

Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast. The city is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area. It is an affluent community of both vacation homeowners and year-round residents, with large beachfront homes, resorts, and local restaurants. Beach volleyball is popular in the summer, and the "Windjammer" club hosts several tournaments throughout the year.

Nearby Attractions

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site8.86 KMs away from Isle of Palms

The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is a unit of the United States National Park Service, preserving a portion of Charles Pinckney's Snee Farm plantation and country retreat. It is a place that was blessed with natural beauty and is one of the main attractions in Charleston county.

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant8.90 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina, and for several years was one of the state's fastest-growing area.

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens9.35 KMs away from Isle of Palms

This is one of America's oldest working plantations, continually growing crops for over 320 years. The plantation includes a large Colonial Revival plantation house, a number of slave cabins or cottages, several flower gardens and more.

Sullivans Island
Sullivans Island11.31 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Sullivan's Island is a town and island in Charleston County. Sullivan's Island was the point of entry for approximately 40 percent of the 400,000 enslaved Africans brought to British North America; it has been likened to Ellis Island, the 19th-century reception point for immigrants in New York City. During the American Revolution, the island was the site of a major battle at Fort Sullivan on June 28, 1776, since renamed Fort Moultrie in honor of the American commander at the battle.

Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie13.34 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. It is the only area of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense can be traced.

Fort Sumter National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument15.09 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles, the first of which signified the start of the American Civil War. It was one of a number of special forts planned after the War of 1812, combining high walls and heavy masonry, and classified as Third System.

Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor16.19 KMs away from Isle of Palms

One of the famous harbors in the United States which was located in Charleston county. Named in honor of the King of England, Charles II. This harbor is one of the tourist places which was important both historically and economically.

Patriots Point
Patriots Point16.32 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Patriot's Point was a pre-war historical site which hosted a mock military base. It is now home for three museum ships which has a lot of exhibits which says about the past and is one of the famous landmark in the Charleston county.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge16.88 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Also known as the Ravenel Bridge which is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, USA, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. It was the third longest cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere.

South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium18.14 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Located on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals. The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America. There are also so many wonders in and around this place.

Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park18.43 KMs away from Isle of Palms

One of the peninsula's most visited parks, Waterfront Park opened in 1990 and offers fantastic views of the Charleston Harbor. Gardens, fountains, walking paths and plenty of park benches are availble on the property. The park is open daily.

Old Slave Mart Museum
Old Slave Mart Museum18.72 KMs away from Isle of Palms

A huge building that once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery constructed in 1859. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in Charleston's African-American history. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

St. Philip's Church
St. Philip's Church18.76 KMs away from Isle of Palms

A historic church at 142 Church Street in Charleston. this stuccoed brick church features an imposing tower designed in the Wren-Gibbs tradition. Three Tuscan pedimented porticoes contribute to this design to make a building of the highest quality and sophistication. It is the oldest European-American religious congregation in South Carolina.

Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House18.87 KMs away from Isle of Palms

A historic house museum at 87 Church Street in Charleston. Built-in 1772, it was home to Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and was where George Washington stayed during his 1791 visit to the city. It is now owned and operated by the Charleston Museum.

Circular Congregational Church
Circular Congregational Church18.92 KMs away from Isle of Palms

The Circular Congregational Church is a historic church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, used by a congregation established in 1681. Its parish house, the Parish House of the Circular Congregational Church, is a highly significant Greek Revival architectural work by Robert Mills, and is recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Saint Michael's Church
Saint Michael's Church18.98 KMs away from Isle of Palms

A historic church and the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston built in the 1750s. One of the architectural wonders in the county and was a historical site that was visited by a lot of tourists.

Aiken-Rhett House Museum
Aiken-Rhett House Museum18.99 KMs away from Isle of Palms

The Gov. William Aiken House was built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street, in the Wraggborough neighborhood of Charleston. The house is considered to be the best-preserved complex of antebellum domestic structures in Charleston.

KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim19.01 KMs away from Isle of Palms

one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States founded in 1749. The congregation is nationally significant as the place where ideas resembling Reform Judaism were first evinced. It meets in an architecturally significant 1840 Greek Revival synagogue located at 90 Hasell

Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art19.01 KMs away from Isle of Palms

Formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery, is an art museum in Charleston which houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South.

The Calhoun Mansion
The Calhoun Mansion19.05 KMs away from Isle of Palms

This mansion is the largest residence in the area of Charleston and it boasts of having 35 rooms. The Calhoun Mansion gained its famous name when Williams died and left the home to Patrick Calhoun, grandson of former Vice President John C. Calhoun. By 1914, the mansion saw regular use as a hotel.