I have been in here before for meetings, but it's always crowded so I really never got to see the beauty in the chambers. There is a wheel chair access, but the marble stairs are beautiful on the outside. You do have to go through metal detectors at the entrance so make sure you don't have anything that will be... 更多
This is one of the few places that is free to enter and an impressive history. You need to start at the basement level for a short film and old photos. This was a former bank, we were showed the back office and the vaults. The third floor has the council chambers which was very impressive. There is someone to... 更多
We were able to go in & see the Trumbull painting of George Washington. The lady in the office knew her stuff. She seemed to enjoy talking to those who came through. The A/C was a more than welcome respite! There was a short film downstairs as well.
So this building was constructed in the Adamesque style in 1804 and was built to be a branch of the Bank of the United States but which was later on revoked by Congress in 1811.The white marble trim came from Italy but cut in Philadelphia. The original red brick walls were covered with stucco in 1882 and the round basement... 更多
Our tour guide recommended we go to the second floor of City Hall to see both the beautiful room and an infamous painting by John Trumbull, considered the premier portrait artist of his time. The city of Charleston commissioned a painting of George Washington by him, which he finished (discovered in hindsight that it is considered a very fine painting).... 更多
I had read about the City Hall on Trip Advisor, and wanted to see it. Entering the street level door to the downstairs, you will find both an interesting short historical movie (on continuous loop) and very clean restrooms. We also took the exterior stairs up the second floor entrance, and found that we needed to go through security to... 更多
Beautiful City building, still in use - you can attend public City Council meetings here, or in the 'off hours', during the day, get a tour of the City Council chambers, which are gorgeous and historic. Docents are friendly and have great knowledge. Also, a great pit stop for A/C and a restroom (on ground floor) in the summer months).
We actually went in to use the restrooms (very clean!) but wound up staying for a short video presentation about the structure which included a bit of history of Charleston. Be sure to visit the council chambers and view the portrait of George Washington which includes the artists "revenge" on Charleston. I won't spoil it, go there to hear the... 更多