Wandering the historic streets of Summerville, you will discover many fun and relaxing activities. Walking tours take you from the Old Town Hall, built before 1860 and now the home of the Summerville Preservation Society, to Summerville's many old homes and inns. On the outskirts of the town, enjoy Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, the preserving of the Colonial town of Dorchester, where you may view the remains of a Revolutionary War fort, an 18th-century church and archeological displays. Enjoy the lovely oak-lined stretch of Ashley River Road that leads to Summerville and historic Middleton
Place. It is the site of a beautiful plantation house with one of America's oldest landscaped gardens, laid out in 1741, on the banks of the Ashley River. Don't forget beautiful Magnolia Gardens, Cypress Gardens, Francis Beidler Audubon Center & Forest and Drayton Hall.
SHOPPING, DINING & LODGING
A variety of lodging, restaurants and shops are available in both the historic downtown district of Summerville and in surrounding suburban areas. From antique shops to suburban malls, Summerville has it all. For lodging, there is a variety of affordable accommodations and quaint bed and breakfasts in a relaxed atmosphere, all with easy access to Charleston and the beaches. South Carolina's only Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Inn and Dining Room, The Woodlands Resort & Inn, is nearby. For more information visit www.visitsummerville.com or contact The Summerville Visitor Center at (843) 873-8535.