I am a major history buff and love to visit historic places. Some of the most beautiful and interesting historic locations are in South Carolina (obviously I have a little bias haha). Below is a list 15 places that are a must visit in South Carolina if you love history, or just want to learn more about our country’s past.
Downtown Charleston – One of my forever favorite historic places. There is so much to see just by walking around the Downtown area.
The Citadel – If you’re into military history, you have to stop by and see the stunning buildings around the campus.
Boone Hall – This stunning home has beautiful grounds. Plus, if you come around at the right time you might be able to catch one of their popular events!
Drayton Hall – If you’re into old homes and grounds, this is another can’t miss stop.
Middleton Place – This property dates back to the revolutionary war and is another can’t miss stop.
Fort Sumter – Here you can visit the site of the first battle of the American Civil War. This fort was built on an artificial island during the War of 1812 to protect the coast from a sea invasion.
Fort Moultrie – This fort was first constructed during the Revolutionary War out of palmetto logs, which inspire the flag and nickname of the Palmetto State.
Atalaya Castle – The remains of this gorgeous castle are hidden within Huntington Beach State Park.
Winyah Bay Episcopal Church – A stunning church in the heart of Georgetown. Each Spring they host a historic tour of homes and property across the area.
Downtown Georgetown – This waterfront district is full of stunning history and beautiful sites.
Hampton Plantation – This landmark is one of the most intriguing architectural historic homes.
Historic Camden – Here you can visit a Revolutionary War site and battlefield linked to General Cornwallis.
Historic Brattonsville – A 778-acre Revolutionary War living history site where you take tours and be immersed in the lives of those living in the War.
Kings Mountain Military Park – The battle of Kings Mountain was the first major American victory after the British invasion of Charleston. Thomas Jefferson called it “The turn of the tide of success.”
Beaufort National Cemetery – A somber but historically important site, this cemetery holds a world of historical significance, and is an important stop for history and Civil War enthusiasts.
I hope through this list you have found some new places to visit and get some inspiration for upcoming adventures.