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20 Attractions to Explore Near Sullivans Island

Sullivans Island
Sullivans IslandSullivans Island, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, USA

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.

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Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie2.08 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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 Monument3.82 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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 Harbor5.53 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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 Point7.03 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant7.51 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge8.33 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park8.45 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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 Museum8.68 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House8.73 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

The Calhoun Mansion
The Calhoun Mansion8.75 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

White Point Garden
White Point Garden8.77 KMs away from Sullivans Island

A public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina. This park provides beautiful views of Fort Sumter and of the Charleston Harbor. The park features lots of grass space, shaded by beautiful old oak trees. The park has a gazebo in the center and features a rich display of history, including an impressive display of Civil War cannons, and several monuments and statues.

South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium8.78 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

St. Philip's Church
St. Philip's Church8.78 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Saint Michael's Church
Saint Michael's Church8.89 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Morris Island Lighthouse
Morris Island Lighthouse8.92 KMs away from Sullivans Island

A huge lighthouse which stands majestically in the southern side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor in Morris island. The light was in a brick tower, built by the Colony of South Carolina in 1767.

Circular Congregational Church
Circular Congregational Church8.94 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art9.02 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site9.05 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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.

KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim9.19 KMs away from Sullivans Island

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

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - Charleston
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - Charleston9.22 KMs away from Sullivans Island

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Designed by Brooklyn architect Patrick Keely in the Gothic Revival style, it opened in 1907.