Nicest Place in the South: Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina


The Evolution of Architecture in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

As the wealthiest city in the colonies, Charleston got a head start in architecture three hundred years ago–and it shows


16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part Three

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture


Blooms, Batteries, and Blue-Clawed Belles: What to Do in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

With typical Southern hospitality, Charleston offers up an impossibly bountiful spread to delight the palate of every guest.


8 Great Books on Charleston History

Charleston, South Carolina

Perhaps no other single city in the whole of the South has as lengthy and crucial a history in relation to the rest of the South’s evolution than Charleston, South Carolina


Sean Brock: Portrait of a Southern Chef

Charleston, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee

This champion for Southern culinary traditions and locally-grown produce has a Southern heritage cookbook collection you wouldn’t believe—and his own Heritage is about to belong in every Southern kitchen.


The Flower of the South: Magnolia Plantation

Charleston, South Carolina

When John Grimke-Drayton opened the gardens of Magnolia-on-the-Ashley to the public following the Civil War, it became the first public garden in America


Irish Sports, Southern Twang

Nashville, Tennessee

If you traveled the globe you wouldn’t likely see a group of Southerners playing Irish sports with the Parthenon as a backdrop. Unless you’re at Centennial Park in Nashville, that is.


“Mother of the Movement” Septima Poinsette Clark

Charleston, South Carolina

Septima Poinsette Clark came to be known as the Mother, Grandmother, and Queen Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, but not before she faced more than her fair share of adversity


The Making of Maverick

Charleston, South Carolina

Samuel Maverick participated in revolutions, survived kidnapping, and owned huge swaths of Texas, but it was his refusal to adhere to a single law of rancher life that put him into history books—and dictionaries.


The Galveston Movement

Galveston, Texas

In the early twentieth century, this small point on the Texas coastline was the Ellis Island of the South to thousands of Jews looking for American peace and freedom.


The Many Lives of The Hunley

Charleston, South Carolina

The Hunley was the first submarine to sink a warship—but she did not emerge unscathed, nor did her various crews.


Blackbeard at Bath

Bath, North Carolina

North Carolina’s first port city, Bath provided a peaceful retirement for the Terror of the Seas


The Palmetto State

Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

The Palmetto State? What is it about the Palmetto tree that caused South Carolina to take that name?


Home Is Where the Sweet Tea Is

Steeped in history as old as the colonies, few things other than sweet tea have become so iconic to the South


A Culture of Their Own: Gullah

Charleston, South Carolina

Forced from their homeland of western Africa to Charleston’s low country to cultivate rice on marshy plantations, a large community of slaves took advantage of their relative isolation in order to create a new culture: Gullah.


Columbia’s University Hills and Five Points Neighborhoods

Columbia, South Carolina

Built by plan from pre-Civil-War to post-World-War-II days, the University Hills neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina, has some of the most impressive architecture in the city


Sean Brock’s Heritage Cookbook: A Review

Charleston, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee

Chef Sean Brock tells the story of the South through recipes made from cultural influence, economic necessity, and local agriculture

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