For a tour of antebellum architecture, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Calling all design history buffs: It’s time to plan a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Known for its sophisticated shopping options and world-class food and bar scene, the Holy City and its surrounding area is also home to some of the best preserved plantations in the country. At these historic homes and gardens, you can truly step back in time and discover the rich architectural, interior design, and landscape traditions from the antebellum period. To choose the best Charleston plantations to visit on your next trip to the Lowcountry, check out our guide below.