Why is Charleston called the Holy City?
Turns out, there’s actually some debate about that. While Charleston certainly boasts an impressive collection of historic churches, the Post & Courier’s research indicates the phrase came from correspondence between a USC history professor and Charleston Renaissance author John Bennett in the early 1900s.
What famous haunted restaurant in town is named after a dog?
That would be Poogan’s Porch, one of Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishments. Formerly a historic home, Poogan’s is named after the owner’s original faithful pup and boasts a legacy of supernatural sightings. To this day, dogs of all kinds are welcome at the restaurant (#Pooganspups), though few get to try the infamous Lowcountry cuisine.
How long is the Ravenel Bridge?
If you’ve spent any time in downtown Charleston you’ve seen the large, beautiful white arches of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge going across the Cooper River. The bridge is 13,200 feet total in length, connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant, and is a popular destination to walk, run and bike!
The South Carolina Aquarium has a special care center for which animals?
Boasting thousands of residents (from American alligators to fiddler crabs), Charleston’s aquarium facilities also include a Sea Turtle Care Center. Turtles come in, are given medical treatment, and eventually released back to the wild. Check the website to see ongoing status updates for these sweet animals, and donate if you can!