2017 Conference: Location and Lodging


“Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World” will take place at the College of Charleston in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, USA, from June 15-17, 2017, with a pre-conference day of workshops on June 14th.

Most conference venues will be located in downtown Charleston. For this reason, the most convenient lodging locations for walking to conference events and sessions are in downtown Charleston. June is a peak time of year for tourism, so we suggest booking your lodging as soon as possible!

Hotels in Downtown Charleston with Conference Discount


*For conference rates, must reserve before April 30th, 2017

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC
5 minute walk, .3 miles to the College of Charleston
Conference Rate: $169 a night, rate available June 13th (arrival)-18th (departure), 2017

Click HERE to book online with the Francis Marion Hotel, or select “Check Availability” and “Groups” on the Francis Marion Hotel website. Please use the group code INCLUSIVE¬†to access the conference discount.


Hampton Inn Charleston Historic District
, 345 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
10 minute walk, .5 miles to the College of Charleston
Conference Rates: $169-$209 a night, rate available June 13th (arrival)-18th (departure), 2017

Click HERE to book online with the Hampton Inn, or call 1-800-HAMPTON or 843-723-4000. Please use the group code ARC to receive the conference discount.


Embassy Suites Hotel
, 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
10 minute walk, .5 miles to the College of Charleston
Conference Rate: $209-269 a night, rate available June 13th (arrival)-18th (departure), 2017

Click HERE to book online with the Embassy Suites, or call 1-800-EMBASSY or 843-723-6900. Please use the group code ARC to receive the conference discount.

Additional Lodging Options

NotSoHostel, 156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC
Nightly Rates: $28-$106 a night

Cost-effective hotel options are also available in nearby Mt. Pleasant and North Charleston if you have access to vehicle, use taxis or Uber, or you can use Charleston’s public transportation system, CARTA: http://www.ridecarta.com/.

Transportation around Charleston
and from Charleston Airport

Taxis and Shuttles, Car Rental or CARTA Bus

Parking at the College of Charleston

Visitor Parking