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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture: Tourism


This should be used a resource listing for attractions relating to the Black/African-American experience in Charleston, SC and is updated periodically. Please check the vendor or event websites for most up to date information.

The Avery Research Center nor the College of Charleston are liable for the type or quality of service received.  

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104th ASALH Annual Meeting Attendees

If you are in Charleston during the October 2019 Association for the Study of African American Life and History conference, first welcome to the Holy City and its surrounding areas. it is a locale that offers great and historic places to see/visit as well as to eat. This guide will help you as well as the general Charleston visitors a way to locate places of interest.

If you will be participating in the ASALH offered tours, some of these sites will be a part of your experience. These sites are labeled accordingly.

If you are general visitor and you have not heard of ASALH or its conference, we encourage you to visit their website and find out more



Here is a listing of places to eat in Charleston area. The restaurants listed below are Black operated, while the map includes these and others that would be of interest to those attending the 104th ASALH meeting in N. Charleston. 

Downtown/Upper Meeting

North Charleston

John's Island

James Island

West Ashley

Other Guide to Black Owned Restaurants in Charleston