An aerial view of downtown Charleston showing Murray Drive, East Battery and the Ravenel Bridge. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)
A photo of Market Hall, home to the Confederate Museum. (Brad Nettles/The Post and Courier)
Samuel Sawyer (counterclockwise from foreground right), his cousin Lathan Roberson, brother Josiah Sawyer, father John Sawyer and uncle Wade Hall got an up close look at the three Civil War era cannon and a short-barreled mortar at Fort Moultrie.
Tour Carriages and Tour Bus work their way down Meeting St. toward Broad St. (Brad Nettles/Staff)
Carriage tour guide Blake Mims of Old South Carriage Co. starts out on a tour from North Market Street with a full load of tourists. (Alan Hawes/File)
Tourists visiting Charleston took advantage the sunny and mild weather on Monday, December 24, 2007, to tour the downtown historic district. Carriages from the Old South Carriage Company (front) and Classic Carriage Company (rear) carry the visitors down King Street as they make there way to White Point Gardens. (Brad Nettles/Staff)
A carriage passes Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street on Thursday evening March 30, 2006. (Wade Spees/Staff)
The Crystal Symphony cruise ship sits at the passenger terminal downtown in Nov. 2010. (Alan Hawes/File)
Tourists check out the vendors in The Market in May of 2011. (Brad Nettles/postandcourier.com)
King Street south of Calhoun was crowded with baby carriages as it was closed to traffic for the monthly Second Sunday on King Street in May of 2012. Here, Helene Delgado of Broomfield, Colo., pushes her granddaugher. Her daughter, Dyanna Hough of Raleigh, N.C., is behind Delgado on the right. They’re visiting Pam Verner of Mount Pleasant, behind Delgado on the left. (Dave Munday/Staff)
Fort Sumter National Monument sits at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. (Brad Nettles/Staff)
Last year, boisterous cannon blasts from Fort Johnson across Charleston Harbor toward Fort Sumter at daybreak signal the beginning of the Civil War 150 years ago. (Wade Spees/postandcourier.com)
Members of the Rubberbandance Group perform the first act of the Spoleto Festival USA 2007 on the stage after Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., background, fourth from right, and Massimo Brunini, the Mayor of Spoleto, Italy, third from right, announce the beginning of Spoleto Festival USA in front of the City Hall. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)
Lowcountry visitors and residents received the gift of a White Christmas one day as flurries fell on Market Street where a horse and carriage toured the town December 26, 2010 . (Grace Beahm/postandcourier.com)
Pedicab drivers Bo Benedict (left) and Ben Johnson stopped at the edge of North Market Street in March 2004 to talk over business on a somewhat slow night carrying people around town. (Wade Spees/Staff)
A couple walks through the King and Queen Street’s intersection in November, 2009. (Brad Nettles/Staff)
An aerial view of Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant in 2010. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)
Re-enactors recreate the surrender of Fort Sumter from Federal to Confederate troops Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Fort Sumter National Monument, commemorating the day U.S. Army Maj. Robert Anderson and his men formally surrendered the fort to Confederate troops following the first battle of the American Civil War 150 years ago. (Alan Hawes/File)
The Arthur Ravenel Bridge towers in October 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
Sailors in the harbor, walkers along the Battery sidewalk, tourists posing for photographs in White Point Garden and children playing on the cannon makes Charleston’s Battery a focal point of activity. (Wade Spees/File)
The Charleston RiverDogs’ mascots, manager and starting lineup arrive by horse and mule drawn carriages for their home opener in April 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
During a tour, Steven Danowitz of Massachusetts reads a placard near a cannon in January 2009 at Fort Sumter. (Tyrone Walker/Staff)
Runners and walkers cross the Ravenel Bridge toward Charleston during the 33rd Annual 10K Cooper River Bridge Run in 2010. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)
Streamers and confetti fly to kick off the start of Spoleto Festival USA on May 27, 2011. (Photo by Jamie De Pould).
Clay Ross (left) and Lee Barbour opened the Upstairs at Mistral Series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Jazz Series at the popular Market Street restaurant. (Photo by Ben Williams).
A Fort Sumter Tours boat heads out toward the historic fortress Monday from its dock at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. (Wade Spees/Staff).
Horses at Charleston Place Hotel at the Market Street entrance in 2007.(Leroy Burnell/Staff)
The College of Charleston sailing team practices near the Arthur Ravenel Bridge as storm clouds form over land in September 2007. (Mic Smith/Staff)
Patrons enjoy Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill in 2013. (Wade Spees/postandcourier.com)
An aerial view of the Ashley River bridges (left), James Island Connector and the Arthur Ravenel bridge in the backround in 2010. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)