Get out the fanny pack and be a tourist this weekend 

Budget-friendly promotions being held at various sites

Museum Day, National Public Lands Day, and Museum Mile Weekend are all going on this weekend. That means that you can get into most museums or historic sites around Charleston for a discounted rate, or for free. We can't think of a better excuse to be a tourist in your own town.

If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, take a hike in the Francis Marion National Forest for free on Saturday. The Sumter National Forest will also waive its fees.

Charleston’s first annual Museum Mile Weekend is going on Saturday and Sunday, allowing admission to 12 featured sites downtown for a flat rate of $20 or $10 if you're 12 or under. Among the featured sites are The Charleston Museum, The Powder Magazine, and The Children’s Museum. Stop by the Charleston Visitor Center to buy tickets.

Don't forget Saturday is Museum Day. Go to the Smithsonian's website and print out a coupon to get into four downtown sites for free — The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Gibbes Museum of Art, Drayton Hall, and Powder Magazine.

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