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Mount Pleasant

Military Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina, and for several years was one of the state's fastest-growing areas, doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. The population was 67,843 at the 2010 census, and the estimated population in 2014 was 77,796. Mount Pleasant is the third largest city in the Charleston – North Charleston – Summerville metropolitan area, behind Charleston and North Charleston.At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum, home to the World War II aircraft carrier, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane highway that was completed in 2005, spans the Cooper River and links Mount Pleasant with the city of Charleston.HistoryThe site of Mount Pleasant was originally occupied by the Sewee people, an Algonquian language-speaking tribe. The first white settlers arrived from England on July 6, 1680, under the leadership of Captain Florentia O'Sullivan. Captain O'Sullivan had been granted 2340acre, which included not only the island that bears his name, but also the land that was to become Mount Pleasant. On the earliest map of the time this area was called "North Point".In 1696, 51 new settlers arrived. Each family was allotted several hundred acres in the area that became known as Christ Church parish. In 1706 the Province of Carolina withstood several attacks by the Spanish and the French from their settlements to the south and were victorious in defeating French invaders in an area known as "Abcaw".
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Patriots Point ©
Military Museum
Patriots Point
Duration: 4 hours
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Historic Site
Boone Hall Plantation
Duration: 2 hours
Shem Creek Park ©
Shem Creek Park
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Mount Pleasant

The Center for Birds of Prey ©
Wildlife Area
The Center for Birds of Prey Awendaw
Duration: 2h 30 min
Isle of Palms County Park ©
State Park
Isle of Palms County Park Isle of Palms
Duration: 6 hours
Sullivan's Island Beach ©
Sullivan's Island Beach Sullivan's Island
Duration: 6 hours

Hidden gems in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Mount Pleasant Pier
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pitt Street Bridge ©
Pitt Street Bridge
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market ©
Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Duration: 2 hours
Southern Season ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Southern Season
Duration: 2 hours
be the change boutique ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
be the change boutique
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Mount Pleasant

Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor
Golf Course
Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor
Duration: 2 hours
RiverTowne Country Club ©
Golf Course
RiverTowne Country Club
Duration: 2 hours
Charleston National Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Charleston National Golf Club
Duration: 2 hours
Dunes West Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Dunes West Golf Club
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Mount Pleasant

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site ©
National Park
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Duration: 8 hours

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