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FORT MOULTRIE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
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Sullivan’s Island
Originally constructed of palmetto logs and sand, the fort was
incomplete when it was attacked by the British Army on June 28,
1776. Cannonballs blasted at the fort’s palmetto logs were either
absorbed or bounced back, helping to turn back the British and
earning the state its nickname.
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Charleston
This historic house museum was the home of Thomas Heyward,
Jr., one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of
Independence. The property features the only 1740s kitchen
building open to the public in Charleston.
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Lexington
This seven-acre museum complex features more than 30
historic structures, several of which were built before and
during the Revolutionary War, and provides a unique look at
colonial era life in the backcountry of South Carolina.
Clinton
During the Battle of Musgrove Mill, the outnumbered Patriot
militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory detailed
through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two
and half miles of nature trails.
OLD SHELDON CHURCH RUINS
EUTAW SPRINGS BATTLEGROUND PARK
Eutawville
This tree-shaded battleground at the edge of Lake Marion is the
site of the last Revolutionary War battle to take place in South
Carolina and marked the end of British occupation in the state.
Charleston
The site of some of the most important events in South Carolina
history, the Old Exchange Building has been a custom house, post
office, city hall and military headquarters. During the American
Revolution, the British used the bottom floor as a military prison
that became known for its harsh conditions.
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FRANCIS MARION TOMB
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Georgetown
Discover Georgetown’s history on a narrated 1.5-hour tour of
the Historic District. Hear tales of the many skirmishes between
General Francis Marion and British troops and see some of the
area’s
historic homes, including a tour of a historic church.
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Blackville
The springs’ healing powers are credited with restoring the health
of four severely wounded British soldiers during the Revolutionary
War. Bring a water bottle to fill and experience the healing powers
for yourself.
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INDIANTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
LEXINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM
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LIVING HISTORY PARK
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Moncks Corner
The burial site of General Francis Marion, one of South
Carolina’s most famous Revolutionary War heroes, is located on
the grounds of Belle Isle Plantation.
GOD'S ACRE HEALING SPRINGS
Walterboro
The ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease are a hauntingly beautiful
reminder of the area’s former settlement. Several prominent figures
in South Carolina’s history are interred in the surrounding burial
grounds.
SWAMP FOX TOURS
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Hemingway
The original church was burned by the British after founders John
James and Robert Wilson joined with General Francis Marion.
The historic churchyard is the final resting place of several
Revolutionary War veterans.
Yemassee
Built between 1745-1753, Sheldon Church is said to be the first
attempt to imitate a Greek temple in the United States. Known as the
Burnt Church, the British burned down the original structure in 1779.
PON PON CHAPEL OF EASE
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BATTLE OF MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE
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THE OLD EXCHANGE & PROVOST DUNGEON
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HISTORIC CAMDEN & THE BATTLE OF CAMDEN
Camden
Camden was a strategic location to both the British and
Continental armies. Although the Battle of Camden was
disastrous for the American cause, it ushered in changes in
military leadership that altered the course of the war.
Midlands
HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE
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THOMAS HEYWARD, JR. TOMB
Ridgeland
One of South Carolina’s four signers of the Declaration of
Independence, Thomas Heyward worked first as a criminal court
judge and then as a battalion commander in the Army during the
Revolutionary War.
North Augusta
Developed by the Olde Towne Preservation Association,
Living History Park provides hands-on educational experiences
through living exhibits and demonstrations of colonial life.
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NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
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Ninety Six
A strategic location during the Revolutionary War, Ninety Six
figured prominently in the Southern Campaign. The earthen
Star Fort remains one of the best-preserved examples of an
original 18th-century fortification.
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HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE
McConnells
This 775-acre Revolutionary War site features more than 30
historic structures and brings to life a battle that helped revive the
morale of the people of South Carolina just when British victory
seemed inevitable.
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