Reconstruction Era

Camp Saxton

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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706 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902


(843) 962-0039

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