Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to What’s New In Our Blog

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Charleston

downtown charleston street


Welcome to Charleston! This city is known for its rich history, architecture, distinguished restaurants, and hospitality. Scroll on for 7 facts you probably didn’t know about Charleston.
  1. North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, spans the Charleston Harbor, connecting historic Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
  2. Charleston was the fourth largest city in colonial America!
  3. Charleston established its first baseball team, the Sea Gulls, in 1886. In 2017, the Charleston RiverDogs are the local minor league baseball team and an affiliate team of the New York Yankees.
  4. The Port of Charleston, owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority, is one of top 10 container ports in the United States. In 2015, the port handled nearly $76 billion dollars of goods.
  5. The first golf club in America was established in Charleston in 1787.
  6. Charleston boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in the U.S.
  7. The first shot to be fired in the Civil War was fired by Citadel Cadets stationed on Morris Island.
Want to learn more? Book your Speed Boat Adventure Tour to hear more about Charleston!