48 Hour Field Trip to Charleston

While the start of the school year may look a little different than planned, there’s never been a better time to escape to charming Charleston for some educational fun. Whether your family is embracing distance learning or looking for a way to unwind together, Charleston is home to some of the nation’s most fascinating history and ecosystems.

                                                                Day 1:

Start the day with a delicious gourmet breakfast in The Palmetto Cafe before setting out on a historical adventure. Enjoy a boat ride to Fort Sumter – the famous Federal port in Charleston Harbor where the American Civil War began. In the afternoon, let us pack a perfect picnic lunch for you to take to Fort Moultrie, located on nearby Sullivans Island. Constructed of Palmetto logs, it dates back to 1776 and has seen action in numerous skirmishes. Afterward, enjoy your lunch on the beach of Sullivans Island.

                                                                Day 2:

Greet the day with the birds. The South Carolina Aquarium is home to a diverse population of Lowcountry wildlife, where you’ll learn about everything from bald eagles to octopus. The Aquarium is also home to one of the largest sea turtle rehabilitation hospitals in the country, offering a lesson in coastal conversation and development.

Climb into an aircraft and admire incredible views of the Charleston Harbor from the deck of the USS Yorktown. Located at Patriots Point, its home to a submarine and the Medal of Honor Museum, too.

Then, return to your home away from home at Belmond Charleston Place. Laze away the rest of the day by our rooftop pool, savor delicious cuisine at one of five on-site restaurants or simply unwind in your spacious accommodations. Located in the center of historic Charleston, there’s something for everyone.