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Experience Historic Charleston

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles, the first of which signified the start of the American Civil War. It was one of a number of special forts planned after the War of 1812, combining high walls and heavy masonry. Fort Sumter Tours provides the only tour that stops at Fort Sumter and disembarks visitors to spend approximately 1 hour on the National Historic Park.

Fort Moultrie

The first fort on Sullivan’s Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28, 1776. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire. Charlestown was saved from British occupation, and the fort was named in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Tours available daily!

The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum offers several exhibits ranging from the Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution, Bunting Natural History Gallery; which presents an extraordinary presentation of fossils, specimens, bird and animal mounts, and geologic finds in the Low Country, Lowcountry History Hall; see materials related to the Native Americans who first inhabited the South Carolina Lowcountry as well as the colonists and enslaved African Americans who transformed the region into an agricultural empireā€¦ and Many More! Tickets available daily.