The Edmondston-Alston House (Courtesy Shutterstock)
This home was one of the first dwellings built on Charleston’s High Battery in 1825. Built by a shipping merchant and later renovated by Charles Alston in the Greek Revival style, the Edmondston-Alston House allows visitors to tour the rooms where Gen. Robert E. Lee took refuge during the Civil War. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-4:30 pm, Su-M 1-4:30 pm. Admission: $8-12.