Visitor Center

In a building constructed in stages from 1840 to 1856, the Charleston Visitor Reception and Transportation Center is in an area designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

Location

The Charleston Visitor Reception and Transportation Center is located in the old Deans Warehouse between Ann and John Streets at 375 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston. Constructed in stages from 1840 to 1856, it is one of five railroad buildings known collectively as the William Aiken House and Associated Railroad Structures and is listed as a National Historic Landmark District. After an extensive renovation, which utilized much of the original materials of the building, the Visitor Center opened to the public in May of 1991.

The Charleston Visitor Reception and Transportation Center (VRTC) is currently undergoing a complete renovation and will be reopening in the spring of 2020.  During this time a temporary visitor center is operating inside the Best Friend of Charleston Train Museum, located directly behind the VRTC at 23 Ann St.  Motorized tours will still depart from the VRTC's bus shed during the renovation. For more information, please call 800-774-0006 or visit the Charleston Visitor Bureau Website.