Rainbow Row

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  • Address: Elliott Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Streets
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This is an amazing sight where you see a stretch or a row of 13 colorful houses each having a different color of a rainbow and some even more colorful. The stretch is from the south to the North of the East bay street and these were all constructed between the 18th and 19th centuries. The color of the houses may have been different at that time but the designs were all same.

The place is registered under the list of National Historic landmarks as this is the longest cluster of houses in the whole of US. The specialty about these houses is that all of thee belong to once eminent people now sold off to others or lived in by the heirs. At that time it was also known as a river front cluster as it just over looked the Cooper River on the other side. At present the place has been filled with the increasing population and demand for accommodations so it is no more a river front place but it remains to be an interesting landmark for everyone new or old in the city.

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  • Rainbow Row Address: Elliott Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Rainbow Row Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Rainbow Row(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rainbow Row: 00:15 Mins
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  • 23.2% of people who visit Charleston include Rainbow Row in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Rainbow Row visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Rainbow Row

Monday, Friday and Saturday

50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rainbow Row

People normally club together Old Slave Mart Museum and Charleston Cooks - Maverick Kitchen Store while planning their visit to Rainbow Row.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Rainbow Row Reviews & Ratings

  • This geographical location has witnessed so much life and that life has left it's "Mark" in every layer of paint, every paver under ones' step, at every corner you turned that it "feels" almost alive at points... Charleston is and will always be one of America's most impressive cities, in my opinion! The pride, skill and willingness to push limits while maintaining composure with such polite tactful respect for others! This is one of the many reasons I choose to be a "Southerner"!!!

  • When in Charleston, take a beautiful stroll down rainbow row. Kids enjoyed the beautifully colored homes. Pretty flowers in the window boxes. You can picture yourself back in the late 1800’s.

  • Rainbow Row on East Bay Street is a cool part of Charleston that is nice to check out when you are walking or driving. The colors are cool and a nice variety and it is something that adds a little flavor to the street. Little things like Rainbow Row are what makes Charleston a great place to be and visit. This is a nice and quick thing to see and show people. My favorite color is the green one.

  • This is a short section of town with 5-6 houses that are painted different colors. It's a photo opportunity that is popular with some tourists. The houses are indeed different colors, and this is noteworthy. If you're wondering where the best place to stand while photographing these houses, simply look for the largest group of millennials in the immediate area. May go again.

  • I won't lie, I was a bit disappointed with actual rainbowrow. I guess I expected a bit more since it is one of the "iconic" things to see in Charleston. With that said everything around it is just beautiful. We were sucked into the time it represents. It was quite an amazing overall experience. The pineapple fountain and all the cultural buildings are walking distance which makes this a pit stop of a visit

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