For student travel groups studying American history or social studies, Charleston offers a rich educational travel experience, with many historical sites dating to Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War eras. A closer look at Charleston will reveal what an influential role this port city and its many inhabitants played during the infancy of a new republic.

Charleston offers a strategic entry point for the shipping trade - and invaders with naval forces. Its harbor is flanked by Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter to the east, where it can be defended by land. The Cooper River and Ashley River create a safe harbor for large and small vessels taking shelter from open waters. The harbor offers access to old town Charleston.

There are numerous historical sites in Charleston, dating to a variety of eras. Visit a striking array of authentic Colonial plantations and mansions inside and just outside Charleston. Teachers wishing to take classes on trips to Charleston will want to indicate which period of American history is being studied so appropriate points of interest can be selected for the itinerary.

Charleston, South Carolina is an ideal city for the early American history student to visit. Charleston’s harbor has seen some of the greatest threats to the Continental United States. It is still a location that is integral to strategic defense. Opened in 1901, the Charleston Naval Base is located 6 miles north of the harbor on the Cooper River. It was closed in 1996. Today the former Naval Base houses private businesses and community parks. Joint Base Charleston maintains a military command and operations there.

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Enjoy Your Charleston Tour

  • Hotel accommodations (in quads)
  • Security Provided Nightly
  • Complete Sightseeing of the Area
  • Professional Tour Escort
  • 4 meals - 2 breakfast/2 dinner (3 day/2 night trip)
  • 6 meals - 3 breakfast/3 dinner (4 day/3 night trip)
  • All entrance fees and admissions
  • All taxes, tips, and gratuities
  • Coverage under E.T.C.'s Liability Insurance Policy

One totally free teacher / chaperone
for every ten students (in double occupancy)