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Heritage Passport Charleston Heritage Passport offers savings to those who plan to travel to several of Charleston's historic and cultural attractions during a vacation. Valid for 7 days from purchase, the passport covers the price of admission to eight fun places to go: Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston Museum, Drayton Hall, Edmondston-Alston House, The Gibbes Museum of Art, Heyward-Washington House, Joseph Manigault House, Middleton Place (gardens and stable yard only) and Nathaniel Russell House.

The passport may not be combined with any other discount at a destination and is not valid for admission during special events.

If you're interested in using this method to check items off your list of things to do, you can purchase the passport at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., for $72.95. A 3-day pass is available for $62.95, and a 2-day pass is available for $52.95. For more information phone (843) 853-8000 or (800) 774-0006.

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Charleston, SC

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Travel Information

City Population

130,113

Elevation

10 ft.

Sales Tax

The 9 percent sales tax rate in Charleston consists of 6 percent South Carolina state sales tax, 1 percent Charleston tax and 2 percent special tax. There is no applicable county tax. There is an admissions tax of 5 percent on most amusements and a 2 percent accommodations tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(843) 577-7434

Hospitals

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, (843) 402-1000; MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina), (843) 792-2300; and Roper Hospital, (843) 724-2000.

Air Travel

Most major airlines serve

Rental Cars

Hertz, (843) 767-4554 or (800) 654-3131, is at the airport and offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak train station, (800) 872-7245, is at 4565 Gaynor Ave. in North Charleston.

Buses

Service is provided by Southeastern Stages and Greyhound Lines Inc., (843) 744-4247 or (800) 231-2222, at 3610 Dorchester Rd.

Taxis

Cab companies include Safety Cab, (843) 722-4066; and Yellow Cab, (843) 577-6565. The fare is $5 for all trips that pick up and drop off on the peninsula. A $2 surcharge is added for each additional passenger. Outside of the peninsula, the fare for the first 2 miles is $4 and 35c for each succeeding one-fifth mile. A $1 surcharge is added for each additional passenger. Cabs must be ordered by phone.

Public Transportation

Bus service is provided by Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA); phone (843) 724-7420 for information about routes and schedules.

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