"Charleston's Museum Mile...is situated along Meeting Street and runs from the Charleston Visitor Center to the Nathaniel Russell House... Along the Mile visitors can discover six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks, a Revolutionary War powder magazine, ten historic houses of worship and five historic public buildings including the Market and City Hall." Start at the Visitor's Center and get info to proceed...
The interior of the neoclassical Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston, SC....shown here is the elliptical stair case for which the house is most famous. Even by today's engineering advancements, such stairways are considered architectural marvels... how fantastic is it that this one, constructed around 1808, still stands and is functional!
One of the most hallowed grounds in America is easily Fort Sumter just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. This Fort went down in history as the site of the first shot of the Civil War. Residents of Charleston report that the spirits of Confederate and Union soldiers roam the Fort as well as the town. Charleston is also the site where Blackbeard ran his vessel, Queen Anne's Revenge, aground. Residents insist that Blackbeard's head haunts the area to this day
Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina was built by South Carolina patriots to protect Charleston Harbor. On June 28, 1776, British warships attacked the fort. William Moultrie, commander of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, and his 400 men fought a day-long battle which ended with the heavily damaged British warships being driven from the area. Today, the fort has been restored to reflect the story of American sea coast defense through World War II. A visitor center is nearby.
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center, North Charleston, SC: Tours and exhibits allow our visitors a glimpse into the life of a firefighter and the changes and advancements that have occurred in fire fighting throughout time. The museum is filled with one of a kind fire vehicles and antique fire equipment, which date back to the mid 1700's. Kids of all ages will love the interactive displays and hands on equipment.
Caesars Head State Park is a park in northern Greenville County, South Carolina, that borders Transylvania County, North Carolina. The park is noted for its panoramic view of the mountain country and is a destination for hiking, trailside camping, and picnicking. A popular hiking trail in the park leads to the 420 feet high Raven Cliff Falls, crossed by a suspension bridge. There are five other waterfalls in the park. The Visitor Center includes an interpretive museum.
Drayton Hall - It was built 1742 and is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive both the American Revolution and Civil War intact. Unlike other historic homes that are staged or fixed to look like a certain period in time, the Drayton heirs preserved the house in all but original condition.