Being in the place where historic events happened is one of the best ways to connect with stories from our past. Standing amongst the ruins of Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie allows us an opportunity to see what Anderson, Beauregard, Poe, Osceola, or Marshall saw. Beyond the physical remains of historic buildings and sites; these places also provide unique vantage points of the Charleston area and harbor, where countless historic events took place.
Did You Know?
On April 14, 1865, Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson came out of retirement to re-raise the same U.S. flag over Fort Sumter that he had lowered in surrender four years earlier. This flag is now on exhibit at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC