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Playing Scarlett & Rhett at Boone Hall. Over in Mount Pleasant, you can pretend that you're one of the romantic figures in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind by paying a visit to this 738-acre estate, a cotton plantation settled by Major John Boone in 1681. It was used for background shots in the films Gone With the Wind and North and South.

Going Back to Colonial Days. At Charles Towne Landing, you get insight into how colonists lived 300 years ago, when they established the first English settlement in South Carolina. A visit here features hands-on activities. Even the animals that the settlers encountered, from bears to bison, roam about. You can also enjoy 80 acres of gardens by walking or bicycling along the marsh and lagoons.

A Walk into the Past. With its architecturally gracious and historic buildings and its magnificent gardens, Charleston has more of the charm and flavor of the Old South than any other American city. There's nothing finer than wandering at random and discovering the historic core of this remarkable city block by intriguing block.

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