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BALLANTYNE | going home ■ continued from page 82 continued on page 86 Like the sweet tea its residents inspired in 1890, Charleston is steeped in its own historical brew. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, where guides share tales of derring-do by revolutionary patriots. His top picks for lunch include Fleet Landing, the Market Pavilion, Ted's Butcherblock or Cru Café, which offers Lowcountry dishes in an 18th century Charleston single house, which is a distinctive style of home particular to the city's narrow lots. Afterward, you can meander the streets and feast on the architectural tour-de force, from Georgian and Federal to Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne. Take special note of the ornate earthquake bolts fashioned into lion heads and stars. Charleston is also known for its fascinating graveyards. Ghost tours come alive after dark, offering an unusual summer evening connecting with the city's more colorful characters. Top: The historic Charleston City Market is a top tourist attraction. Middle: The famous Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park is on the Charleston Harbor. Bottom: Boat tours take sightseers to Fort Sumter. Photo courtesy of Fort Sumter Tours 84 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2014 Ball Summer 14 - 3.indd 84 5/21/14 4:40 PM

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