Stepping through Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, originally Charles Town when the city was settled in 1670, is full of the type of splendor you might find in the Barbados town of Bridgetown. That’s because Charleston is almost an exact replica of the Caribbean country in layout, architecture and even some street names. But Charleston has a lot that Bridgetown does not. For instance, Charleston is known as the Holy City for the wide variety of church steeples and its history for religious tolerance.


St Phillips Church Charleston South Carolina


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St. Phillip’s Church is one such example of these church steeples. This beautiful Anglican Church, which is one of the oldest churches in North America (original construction was in 1680), is capable of seating 800 people. Although St. Phillip’s church currently sits on Church Street, it was originally built on the southwest corner of Broad and Meeting Streets, but it was too small. In 1723, a new church was constructed in its current location (Church Street); however, that church burned down over a century later in 1835. In 1838, the St. Phillip’s Church we see on Church Street today was rebuilt and stands as a stunning landmark of Charleston‘s skyline. Add the Vivix 659 Phillip’s tee shirt to your collection today and be ready for your next Charleston walking tour!


Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Charleston South Carolina


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History and religious tolerance are just some historical aspects of this southern gem. With its easy access to the Atlantic and protected inshore waters, there is a reason there are so many sail boats in Charleston’s Harbor. Can you think of a more memorable way to experience the Holy City? A sailor, experienced or a novice, can anchor in Charleston, live in the marina, and even sail (to a certain extent) the Intracoastal Waterway. When you pair these fantastic sailing conditions with the up close and personal view of the Battery, Charleston skyline and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (which opened in the summer of 2005 and is the longest cable-stayed bridge in North American AND the tallest structure in South Carolina), you are guaranteed to be one happy sailor! Get your Vivix 659 Ravenel tee shirt today for your next getaway (or if you just need a little taste of Charleston’s vibes)!


The Battery Charleston South Carolina

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It’s difficult for those of us who don’t live in a place like Charleston to understand the depth of historical significance that is present in a place like the Holy City. Places with military significance like Fort Sumter (the place where the first shot of the Civil War was fired); Dayton Hall (the oldest preserved plantation house in America); Magnolia Cemetery (the oldest cemetery in Charleston dating back to 1849); and the Battery. In a simple sentence, the Battery is 2 man made defensive seawalls that runs all the way from the southern tip of Charleston’s peninsula to the Cooper and Ashley Rivers that form Charleston’s Harbor. It is named for the Civil War artillery battery that still stands with antique cannons. Make sense? Ya, we’re confused, too - but for those of us not well versed in military tactics, the Battery is also the place of stately Antebellum homes. And to us, the beauty of their architecture and the view of the water makes perfect sense! Pick up your Vivix 659 Battery tee shirt today!

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March 04, 2024 — Molly Ashworth