Reconstruction Era

Camp Saxton

  • Susie King Taylor wears a nurse's outfit of a black skirt, shirt, jacket, and habit.
    People

    Learn about the people who served, lived, and were a part of the history of Camp Saxton.

  • A small white chapel with a tower and a front porch.
    Places

    Discover the places that relate to Camp Saxton and the military history of Civil War and Reconstruction era Beaufort.

  • A drawing of the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Camp Saxton.
    Stories

    Read the stories of Camp Saxton, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and the start of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Emancipation Day historical marker under a grove of live oak trees.
    Media

    Watch videos produced by the park about Camp Saxton.

  • A map of Beaufort from 1863.
    History & Culture

    Explore the history and culture of Reconstruction Era National Historical Park.

  • oak tree with spanish moss
    Basic Information

    Find out the basic information you need to know before you visit.

 

 

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Last updated: March 13, 2024

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Mailing Address:

706 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

Phone:

(843) 962-0039

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