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Rainbow Row
Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row

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83 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
803-528-8317
http://rainbowrowcharlestonsc.com/
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It's a colorful strip of Charleston and one of the iconic images that you see when you read things about the city. Also easy to confuse with the track on Mario Kart. Not too much ... Read more
to it, but it's a really nice example of the rich and intriguing architecture in the city of Charleston.

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Huntsville

A cute row of buildings! We rode to it using pedicabs, and it was a short and sweet little visit!

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Burns

You can't go to Charleston without taking a stroll down Rainbow Row! Even if you're only in town for a few hours, you need to walk down the colorful street and lay your eyes on the beautiful southern homes!

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Burns

Famous and historic....walk the peninsula and include this in your walking tour.

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Iva

A series of historical homes painted in varying hues. Nothing to do... Just to observe. Featured in almost every pic of Charleston. Be aware this is on a busy street (Bay St near Adger) so you can't just take pics easily. In artwork it is featured with less trees than real life so its not a very clear view for photography!

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Shoshoni

Beautiful row of Charleston Singles painted in pastel colors making it look like a Rainbow. This street is painted and photographed to hang as art in homes. Not to be missed.

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Burns

A series of 13 colorfully painted historical houses along the Charleston Battery.

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Cleveland

You have the option of walking at the feet of these grand old houses, or over on the Battery across the street, where you have a better view of their unique exterior architectural styles, top to bottom. I highly recommend the self-guided Battery walk or a guided walking tour. Just be careful while you are looking up at them as the walkways on the Battery are not always even. Also, you've got waterfront views of marine wildlife and boats to give your mind a rest from the sometimes overwhelming view of Rainbow Row. A Must See, even in winter.

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Green Bay

A must-see in Charleston. It is as picturesque as you'd imagine. So many colors and such charm with nearby cobblestone streets. You'll want pictures of this from your trip!!

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Jacksonville

Rainbow Row is a good place to get those great instagram photos. It's nothing special, but it's really nice to look at.

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Union City

It's a colorful strip of Charleston and one of the iconic images that you see when you read things about the city. Also easy to confuse with the track on Mario Kart.

Not too much to it, but it's a really nice example of the rich and intriguing architecture in the city of Charleston.

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Cypress

This place is an architectural dream world. More than just the rainbow row itself, the entire walk around this part of Charleston was so relaxing and amazing. Also, its free as its on a public street.

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Forest

Really beautiful. Amazing that in today's crazy change all world, something with this much history still stands. Frankly a beautiful now on any Charleston tour.

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Local from Charleston

Historic Charleston's most asked about Historic Site! Just around the corner from Jacobson Building on East Bay Street!

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Hollywood

This is the most photographed site in Charleston for a reason. Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses and represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. The name Rainbow Row was coined after the pastel colors they were painted as they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Clemson

As iconic a landmark as Charleston is known for; must see for anyone visiting

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Bedford

This famous street is a residential area, but the homes are a beautiful sight and include historic markers with information on the buildings and their original residents.

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San Diego

There are so many beautiful old homes in Charleston, but these painted ladies are the cream of the crop. Make sure you take a walk down this street to enjoy all the pretty colors and the architecture.

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Washington, D.C.

Rainbow Row is Charleston's answers to San Francisco's Painted Ladies. It's a solid row of brightly colored homes that has become one of the most photographed streets in the city. These row houses represent the longest continuous stretch of Georgian-style homes in the US and their location on E Bay Street just a block from Waterfront Park makes them really easy to find.

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Charlotte

A walk along The Battery in Charleston is a must even if you have to brave an incoming storm to do so! Take in the beautiful scenery to lift your spirits and read the historical plaques to boost your IQ!

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Local from Charleston

Rainbow Row is where the preservation movement in Charleston began, and Charleston formed the first Preservation Society in America. Porgy and Bess was set here along the water front. The Othneill Beall House was the first to be restored, built as early as 1723. Susan Pringle Frost saved it in about 1920 from being bought by Standard Oil to be demolished for a service station. She formed the Preservation Society in 1928. This was the commercial shipping business district in the 18th and 19th centuries until the decline brought by The War in 1861. They are private homes today along East Bay Street before the Battery.

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