Discover celebrated holiday traditions of the Lowcountry as you journey to historic Charleston, SC. Visit the renowned Magnolia Plantation that has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it - from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and holds the oldest public gardens in America. As you stroll through its gardens, your guide will elaborate on the many varieties of flowers which are in bloom year-round (including the beautiful Sasqua Camellia which will be in full bloom).
Step back in time to the 19th century with a guided tour of the Drayton Family Home. Uncover history while admiring early-American antiques, porcelain, quilts and other heirlooms of the Drayton family. Finally, explore Charleston's unique City Market District while enjoying lunch and shopping on your own before departing back to Myrtle Beach.
Begin your excursion into Christmas past with a unique tour of Marion, SC where the streets and public grounds are illuminated and the residents work at making their properties festive. The Grove Main House, Grounds & Buildings.circa 1895, is no exception. You will feel the spirit of the holiday in this 7000 sq. foot Victorian Mansion .the ladies parlor will be decorated in Victorian Christmas décor as well as other rooms in the house. The grounds feature beautiful camellias, magnolia, nandina and holly in red berries and beautiful greenery. Lunch at Magnolia's... and on to the Marion Presbyterian Church, a lovely porticoed church and the original building of the Presbyterian Church which was organized in 1852. It stands in dignity and beauty under age-old elms on South Main Street. The end of the journey is a stop at First Methodist Church of Marion, organized in 1789 and built in 1912, consists of heavy Victorian woodwork.