In the last 4 days, we have stopped at
Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans.
Fort Frederica was established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia. Colonists from England, Scotland, and the Germanic states came to Frederica to support this endeavor.
America’s most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. At the heart of these events was the issue of states rights versus federal authority flowing over the underlying issue of slavery.
Fort Moultrie’s history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and the firing onto Fort Sumter during the first battle of the Civil War. The third Fort Moultrie, built in 1809, stands today. By touring the fort, visitors can see how coastal defenses have evolved.
and the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
The historic site was established to interpret Charles Pinckney’s plantation Snee Farm, his role in the development of the United States Constitution and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.
Phew, I’m about history-ed out! And who among you knew who Charles Pinckney was? Huh?
We’ll be here in South Carolina for the next two weeks, working on a Sower’s project at a Group Home in Kingstree. We’ll keep you posted about the places we see and the friends that we’ll be making!