If the history of Charleston is your SPIN
Many autistic adults share the SPecial INterest (SPIN) of history. If this is an interest you share, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore local history in Charlottesville, SC. Here are a few
Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
So much of the history of Charleston, SC, never made it into the history books. This exceptional walking tour brings to light inspiring stories and enthralling folktales, previously told in whispers, buried, and unearthed in oral stories and old newspapers. These tales include heroic stories of resistance before, during, and after Reconstruction. It’s recommended that you make advance reservations to join a walking tour Monday – Friday at 3:30 PM, and 9:45 AM on Saturdays. Private tours or alternate times are available by appointment. The tours meet in Tour Charleston Headquarters and Buxtom Books at 160 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston’s Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour
You are invited to travel back in time when you join a small guided walking tour of Charleston’s Hidden Alleyways and Historic Sites. You’ll be able to explore some of the city’s most enchanting hidden passageways and hidden alleyways. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a building with a 300-year history, is one of the highlights of this tour. Enjoy the visual sensory experience of the beautiful Rainbow Row, the longest group of colorful Georgian row houses in the nation. Philadelphia Alley is another historical landmark. You’ll get your questions answered in this small, guided walking tour which offers personal attention.
Black Cat Tours
If you’re curious about Charleston’s haunted, dark, and odd history, you’ll want to check out Black Cat Tours. This is a black-owned business with a strong commitment to quality over quantity. The owners are Mark R. Jones and Rebel Sinclair, authors, historians, and investigators. If you prefer to step slightly out of the mainstream for your tour and want a personal touch rather than “walking with a herd,” this is for you. Mark has written five books about Charleston’s history, and Rebel has written two historical novels about the city’s romance, tragedy, and spirits. Learn more and get in touch to arrange for your tour on their website.
For the Animal Lovers in Charleston
So many autistic adults I know have a special talent for communicating with animals of all kinds. Tremendous respect for and love of all of God’s creatures is a common value. If you are one of them, there are many places in Charleston, SC, where you can meet animals, explore their wildlife habitats, and enjoy bird watching. South Carolina’s many types of habitats, such as palmetto beaches, cypress forests, mountains, and sand dunes, provide homes for a range of wildlife, from bears to dolphins.
The Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing
On the Animal Forest Trail, you’ll see native animals in a natural habitat setting. You may even bring your own pets as long as they are under physical restraint on a leash not longer than six feet. Keep your eyes open for local South Carolina animals. Just so you know, the SC state animal is the Whitetail Deer, the state amphibian is the Spotted Salamander, the state reptile is the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and the state bird is the Carolina Wren. How many will you spot on your trip to Charles Town Landing Animal Forest?
South Carolina Aquarium
Conservation is at the heart of the South Carolina Aquarium. They’re committed to conserving water, wildlife, and wild places. Research, education, and community engagement all come together to support the focus on positive change for the planet through conservation. Because all seven species of sea turtles are identified as either threatened or endangered, the aquarium’s mission focuses on this issue. Key to this mission is the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center, where their aim is to protect sea turtle populations and aid sick and injured sea turtle populations.
If you are able to visit Charleston, SC, you will surely find a wealth of experiences that suit your own and your family’s needs and interests.
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