A guide to the Charleston area's Black-owned businesses

Black-Owned Charleston

The Lowcountry is a place of fierce tradition, boundless creativity, and deep-rooted hospitality. Whether shopping, dining, or seeing the sights, engaging with Charleston’s Black business community promises the fullest experience of these singular characteristics—and a tangible connection to the people who define this place.

INN AT 157

Located in the Old City District, experience this renovated Victorian inn where historic southern charm meets modern amenities. Run by a mother-daughter duo, this Inn offers four private entrance suites in the heart of Downtown Charleston.

Parson Inn

Parson Inn is a boutique home in the heart of Charleston, SC. It boasts the charming architecture of Charleston and is one block from MUSC and a quick walk to King St.

Jonathan Jasper Wright Inn

Named after the first Black state supreme court justice, this charming Inn is located is ideally located the heart of charming, downtown Charleston. Explore the cobblestoned streets and hidden alleyways; indulge in the city’s amazing dining experiences; and spend your evenings relaxing in our beautifully restored inn.

The Mills House

At The Mills House, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, find Southern traditions reimagined with a modern twist and a taste of everything that makes the Holy City special.

SimpliTravel by Kim LLC

Traveling opens doors to creating memories! Personalized Travel Planningt & Travel Management. We are a full-service travel agency, spceializing in Groups Travel. Although our specialty is group travel, we customize individual travel as well. Whether a short trip in the town or a trip around the world, I got you covered!


This site is meant as an introduction to the African and African American experience in the Charleston,SC area. We want this website to continue growing with new stories and articles submitted by Charleston-area contributors. We are especially interested in sharing stories written by people who have a personal connection to the topic (descendant or family member, subject matter expert, eyewitness to events, etc.). If you are interested in contributing, please email [email protected] to learn more.

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