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South Carolina - Landmarks and Points of Interest

South Carolina - Landmarks and Points of Interest

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Drayton Hall
Built between 1738 and 1742, Drayton Hall in Charleston is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that is open to the public and is considered to be the finest example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the country.

Fort Moultrie
Tour a fort that played roles in both the Revolution and the Civil War. The original Palmetto log fort was begun in 1776 and only partially completed when attacked by a squadron of British warships. The current structure was completed in 1809. Union soldiers used the fort but abandoned it in December 1860 for the stronger Fort Sumter. Following the surrender of Fort Sumter, Confederate forces fortified Moultrie as one of a string of batteries and forts protecting Charleston's harbor.

Fort Sumter
Imagine those first shots of the Civil War from this legendary fort in Charleston.

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