NRHS Charleston South Carolina Chapter


About Our Chapter


On August 14, 2021, the chapter members voted to disband, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historic information: The Charleston Chapter NRHS was organized in 1967 and holds meetings at the Ashley Park Retirement Community, 1451 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Charleston SC , at 11 A.M. on the second Saturday of each month. The Best Friend Train Museum is located at 23 Ann Street behind the Charleston Area Visitor Center on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston. The full size replica steam locomotive, The Best Friend of Charleston, is proudly displayed in a permanently location on Ann Street. See the train that established the first successful regularly scheduled passenger service, commencing on Christmas Day, 1830.

Chapter Number: C084
District: D4
Year Established: 1967
Mailing Address:

Charleston Chapter NRHS
1371 Southlake Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464-7435


Publication Name: Best Friend Newsletter


President: Arthur E. Giardino
Vice President: Peter Buhl
Secretary: Mary M Lehr
Treasurer: Mary M Lehr
Historian: Peter C. Stabovitz
National Representative: Arthur E. Giardino
Membership Chair: Mary M Lehr