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About Charleston

"Where History Lives"

Charleston is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, with a rich, 300-year heritage. Since its founding in 1670, Charleston has played an important and often pivotal role in the course of American history. The city's past is a testament to the spirit and tenacity of its citizens. Through occupation, economic hardship, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes, Charleston has exhibited a remarkable resilience. Throughout this turmoil Charleston has been the scene of numerous and varied historic "firsts." The first decisive American victory during the Revolution occurred at the Battle of Fort Sullivan. The first regularly scheduled passenger train service in America was established here in 1830. The initial shots of the Civil War were fired on Union troops stationed at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. And the first golf course, Harleston Green, was established in 1786. History is literally found around every corner, providing a focal point for a visit to this intriguing city.

Charleston is equally acclaimed for its contributions to the arts and humanities, and is often viewed as a "living museum." Its singular appeal has been recognized by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, who have named the city a "Top Ten" domestic destination for nine consecutive years.

Information courtesy of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB).

The Top Ten Reasons for Visiting Charleston during March 20-22, 2005 and staying at The Francis Marion Hotel:

  1. Great Spring Weather (a sure cure for the winter doldrums)
  2. The South Carolina Aquarium
  3. Great Shopping Just Down the Street
  4. World Class Dining
  5. Carriage Tours of the Historic City
  6. Tours of Fort Sumter
  7. African American History Tours
  8. Plantation Tours
  9. The 2005 Charleston International Antiques Show and 58th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
  10. ACM SIGUCCS CSMS 2005

 

 

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SIGUCCS logo ACM SIGUCCS Spring Management Symposium 2005
March 20-22, 2005
Francis Marion Hotel

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